Monday Open Thread

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.”

–Helen Keller

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  1. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    Colorado's migration of attitude as seen by a Princeton University professor, writing in the Washington Post:   How Colorado did a 180 on gay rights

    Who knew …

    Colorado’s evolution from Amendment 2 to Polis reveals how gay rights activists found an unlikely ally in their war with the Christian right: corporate America.

    Hardly a mention of the legal allies who pushed through to a decision on Romer v. Evans and no mention of the Colorado decision striking down a law against public display of affection. Or the labor unions who pushed Coors to be more accepting. Or the many political volunteers from the gay community.  Or the clear presence of the Metropolitan Church of Denver. Or the booming popularity of PrideFest.

    • VoyageurVoyageur says:

      In the case of Coors, gay bars buy a lot of beer.  Calling your customers perverts is a good way to lose customers.  Capitalism wins again, bless it.

       

       

      • DENependent says:

        Unions. Unions win again. Gay activists made common cause with the unions when the Teamsters were on strike against Coors. Then the Unions helped out the gays. Nothing to do with capitalism winning and everything to do with horrible, horrible unions. 

        Teamsters Pride at Work

        If it had been up too the Coors family they would have been happy to take our money while spitting on us.

      • RepealAndReplace says:

        There was also a generational shift in the Coors family along with at least one member of the family coming out of the closet. But you are correct, V., they realized that they could make more money being nice to customers.

  2. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    Yes, but when will the words be removed from the Colorado Constitution?

  3. notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

    Hot news from The Hill:

    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced on Monday that he will not run for reelection in 2020.

    "I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020. The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years as Governor and Senator than anyone else from our state," Alexander said.

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