Congratulations to our Gay and Lesbian servicemembers today – and to all Americans who believe in justice for all – as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal is signed into law; it’s not really those birth control pills which are responsible for increased estrogen in our water supply; and a Colorado physician is in hot water over a prescription for medical marijuana for a pregnant woman.
International Violence Against Women Act moves one step closer to passage; a San Francisco birthing center is owed $20,000 by the state of California; and the utterly compelling life and times of sex activist Ida C. Craddock…what, you’ve never heard of her?
Will the Senate vote tonight on a repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? Is the military abortion ban next? It seems we’re on the verge of a potentially historic breakthrough when it comes to government sanctioned discrimination.
“Don’t ask, don’t tell” is a giant roadblock in the middle of the typical “ask” and “tell” encounter that’s absolutely essential to the effective practice of medicine. Don’t we owe it to our men and women in uniform, who are called on to sacrifice so much for us every day, to make sure we’re doing our part to protect their health?
Lt. Dan Choi at the National Equality March: “The era and the time for asking is over. I am not asking anymore I am telling… will you tell with me? In the face of injustice and in the face of the discrimination, patience is not a plan.”