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  1. Snowman
    November 21, 2012

    Well, to put things in terms of my own ancestors…once you pay danegeld, you never get rid of the dane. If anybody gives these people what they want, you can bet this “bill” or the threat of it will never die off.

  2. Smith
    November 22, 2012

    This is a very good overview and update. But one big question remains unaddressed: if the bill passes, will our organizations make it a priority to lobby for an aid cutoff? To my knowledge, gay groups have never made any foreign policy issue a high lobbying priority. This really would be a first. And because of Uganda’s role in the Somali operation, there may be reluctance on the part of Obama to do this. Our groups would really have to push for a genuine aid cut off.

    Would HRC care enough to make this an issue? I have increasing confidence in its new executive, Chad Griffin, who seems extremely smart and clear-thinking. NGLTF on the other hand, is increasingly useless in any capacity. Its decline into irrelevance is one of the most underreported stories of the last several years. So practically speaking, whether this becomes an issue or not rests largely in the hands of HRC and Chad Griffin.

  3. Priya Lynn
    November 22, 2012

    If the bill is passed, don’t its provisions make attempts to repeal it punishable with prison sentences?

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