GLAA Alert: Rep. Goode targets DPs in DC Appropriations bill
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GLAA Alert: Rep. Goode targets DPs in DC Appropriations bill


From:Rick Rosendall
Sent:Wednesday, June 27, 2007 7:06 AM
To:GLAA Members
Subject:Heads up: Rep. Goode targets DPs in DC Appropriations bill


Friends,

We learned late yesterday that Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) is trying to put back into the FY08 DC Appropriations bill the ban on federal funds for the Domestic Partnership registry. Rep. Josť Serrano (D-NY) had decently removed the ban as gratuitous. President Bush has threatened to veto the bill if it does not include the federal funds ban. The matter is expected to come up later this afternoon. GLAA supports Congresswoman Nortonís plan to fight Goode on principle, though a Goode win would just perpetuate the status quo (banning federal funds for DP registry but not local funds). Eleanorís legislative director, David Grosso, asked me for some background info on DPs, so I sent him the link and talking points below. As always, we greatly appreciate the leadership and vigilance of the Congresswoman and her staff.

Rick Rosendall
VP for Political Affairs
Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance
www.glaa.org

_____________________________________________
From:Rick Rosendall
Sent:Wednesday, June 27, 2007 6:25 AM
To:David Grosso, Legislative Director for Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton
Cc:Andrea Levario, Senior Public Policy Advocate, Human Rights Campaign
Subject:Talking points: Defending Gay Families in Washington, D.C.


David,

Here are talking points that we drafted a few years ago in anticipation of election-year shenanigans by GOP members of Congress concerning DC:
Defending Gay Families in Washington, D.C.
Talking points for meetings with members of Congress
http://www.glaa.org/archive/2004/talkingpointsonssm0514.shtml

See also this GLAA document:
Rights and Responsibilities of Domestic Partners in the District of Columbia
http://www.glaa.org/resources/dprightsandresponsibilitiesindc.shtml

Best,
Rick Rosendall
Vice President for Political Affairs
Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance


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