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Hi President Obama,
We hear from David Axelrod that during tonight’s State of the Union, you will ask Congress to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
We’ll be watching and listening. Sure hope Axelrod isn’t fucking around.
Good luck with the speech! Knock ‘em dead.
Filed under: David Axelrod, Discriminatory Policies, Don't Ask Don't Tell, Gay Rights, Gay Rights are Human Rights, Good Things Come To Those Who Wait, President Barack Obama, Promises Promises, Speeches, State Of The Union
Professional gay-hater and DOTW Dr. Li-Ann Thio will not be teaching a human rights law class at NYU this fall after all.
On Wednesday, NYU Law School Dean Richard Revesz issued a lengthy announcement explaining that Dr. Thio canceled her visiting professor gig because she was “disappointed by the hostility of some members of our community to her views regarding homosexuality and gay rights, and by the low enrollments in her classes.”
Hostility? This from the same woman who argued against the decriminalization of gay sex as a member of Singapore Parliament in 2007, calling homosexuality “noxious,” “immoral,” “harm(ful),” “contrary to biological design,” and “a human wrong,” and who recommended that gay sex remain illegal forever. (Click here for the video. Apparently she was pretty persuasive, as gay sex is still illegal in Singapore.)
Kinda thin-skinned, don’tcha think, Dr. Thio? Well, anyhoo, have a nice life. Oh, and kindly go fuck yourself. In the ass.
Dr. Li-Ann Thio hates gays.
In 2007, as a member of Singaporean Parliament, Dr. Thio argued against repealing a statute that criminalized gay sex. In her arguments, she said, “You cannot make a human wrong a human right” and “Diversity is not a license for perversity.” She also likened anal sex to “shoving a straw up your nose to drink.” Today, gay sex in Singapore is still illegal.
Dr. Li-Ann Thio is also a law professor, who has been invited to teach a course at NYU this fall in–don’t snort so hard that that straw falls out of your nose–HUMAN RIGHTS LAW. NYU has said that Dr. Thio will add a “valuable contribution” to intellectual campus life. And Dr. Thio defended her own hiring by saying:
“I think certain Americans have to realise the fact that there are a diversity of views on the subject and it is not a settled matter; there is no universal norm and it is nothing short of moral imperialism to suggest there is.“
Oh, and fuck you very much.
Watch Dr. Thio’s arguments before Parliament on YouTube where she asserts that legalizing gay sex will “subvert social morality, the common good, and undermine our liberties.”
[via Above the Law]