Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - When most of us read history we tend to take the authors account as fact based on extensive research with just a little bit of scholarly interpretation, but sometimes an attempt is made to establish a historical narrative that is not totally accurate.  According to Alyssa Rosenberg, who blogs for The Washington Post and is the Features Editor for ThinkProgress.org, such is the case with the current history being written about the fight for marriage equality, where the quickly emerging narrative is of a victory achieved by two straight men, Republican Ted Olson and Democrat David Boies, who according to this narrative, had the courage to take a case to the U.S. Supreme Court when more-established gay rights organizations were too timid to do so.  She joins us today to discuss how Jo Becker’s “Forcing the Spring,” and “The Case Against 8,” a documentary from Ben Cotner and Ryan White, which aired on HBO are distorting U.S. history in significant ways.  You can also follow Alyssa on twitter.

4:35pm ET - Latta, South Carolina, is a small town located deep in the Bible Belt, and recently it has made national news when in April the newly elected mayor Earl Bullard fired Crystal Moore, Latta’s first female and openly gay Police Chief who’s served on the town police force for 23 years. Shortly after her firing, an audio recording surfaced of Bullard going on a homophobic rant, saying that “he'd prefer to leave his child with a raging alcoholic than with someone whose ‘lifestyle is questionable.’” This caused the people in Latta to protest and organize a fundraising campaign to reinstate her as Police Chief, and as a result the Town Council voted and passed a referendum that gave them the power to rehire Moore.  Joining us today to talk about her experience and the discrimination she faced is Police Chief Crystal Moore.

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