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GLAD’s Mary Bonauto Pulls Out Of Fundraiser

Jim Burroway

June 19th, 2009

Now we’re up to eleven. Mary Bonauto, the Civil Rights Project Director of Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD),  has announced that she will not be attending the Democratic fundraiser next week:

It would be counterproductive at this point for me to attend the dinner.  I see and understand the anger of many in the community.  At GLAD, we’re angry, too.  We’re angry because we see and live and feel the discrimination every day.  Many states and our national government enforce existing anti-gay laws or simply fail to see discrimination against lgbt people as both personally devastating and a stain on our nation’s commitment to equal justice under law

Bonauto was lead counsel in Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health, which resulted in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court declaring that prohibiting civil marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional. Bonauto joins ten others who have publicly announced that they will not attend the event.

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David C.
June 19th, 2009 | LINK

A united and principled stand by gay leaders is appropriate and way overdue.

Not supporting this single event says that the often fractious LGBT activists and their sponsoring organizations can in fact stand together against overt discrimination.

It’s about time.

EDDIE JR.
June 19th, 2009 | LINK

It’s a case of “pull out and be counted” It may work than the standard
stand up and be forgotten. I echo David C. “It’s about time”

Mike Airhart
June 19th, 2009 | LINK

I think it’s more important for us to know who IS attending, rather than who is not.

After all, how can we contact or boycott those whose identities we don’t know?

Tom
June 20th, 2009 | LINK

Mike Airhart is 100% on the mark! We WANT A LIST OF THOSE WHO ARE ATTENDING.

We’ll get them – and there little dogs too!

The DC Blade is going to post a reporter to take names at the door.

Be afraid DEMS who attend – be VERY afraid.

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