Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Wrap-Up: December 7, 2011

Pearl Harbor Memorial
It's a little strange to think that Pearl Harbor was attacked 70 years ago today.

Rick Perry was not too keen on the speech and made sure everyone knows that he believes that "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" does not apply to the LGBT community. What a patriot this guy is.

Mitt Romney has made it official that he will not participate in Donald Trump's GOP debate.

The Mayor of Troy, Michigan (who was a Tea Party candidate elected just last month) had to apologize for a homophobic slur. It's not the word the she used, but the way that she used it.

Sec. of State Hilary Clinton
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton gave what is being called an amazing speech on behalf of the administration on LGBT rights across the globe. You can see the video and a transcript here.

The city council of Raleigh, North Carolina passed a resolution 6-2 denouncing the state's purposed anti-marriage equality amendment, which will be on the ballot in May.

An analysis of state bullying policies has been released by the U.S. Department of Education.

President Obama tells us something that everyone NOT praying for the reincarnation of Reagan has understood for a very long time: "Trickle-Down Economics" doesn't work and never has worked.

Stephen Colbert
The Occupy movement is heading to Capitol Hill.

The Chief Financial Officer of Morgan Stanley has added her voice to the chorus of millionaires calling for an increase in taxes for the rich.

After a year and a half without a government, Belgium finally has a government. It turns out that the new Prime Minister plays for Team Gay.

And lastly, After Elton takes a look at Stephen Colbert's best gay moments.

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