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Obama's LGBT Fundraiser and NY Marriage Equality Dominate Nightly Cable News Shows: VIDEOS

The nightly news talk shows were lit up with the issues of Obama's LGBT fundraiser and marriage equality in New York. Check out coverage on five of the major shows, below.

CENK UYGUR: Lt. Dan Choi and Brian Ellner from the Human Rights Campaign face off on Obama's accomplishments.

LAWRENCE O'DONNELL: Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson talks about the OBama LGBT fundraiser.

RACHEL MADDOW: Obama's LGBT fundraiser discussion with former New Paltz Mayor Jason West, who illegally married couples in his town in 2004.

ANDERSON COOPER: Obama's LGBT fundraiser and progress with Wolfson and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

Finally, HRC's Fred Sainz and blogger John Aravosis talk with Ron Reagan on Hardball.

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  1. Lt. Dan Choi is annoying

    Posted by: getREAL | Jun 24, 2011 7:40:46 AM

  2. Oh, Danny, there is nothing wrong with celebrating milestones as you continue to press forward on your issues.

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 24, 2011 7:54:31 AM

  3. Like Mr. Obama or not... he is our best ally in the White House in many years. Let's put him back in the White House.
    He might not be moving the agenda along as fast as we want, whether for policital or "personal comfort" reasons. Things have "gotten better" durring his term, even if with shaky starts and fits.

    And yes, Danny is sometimes annoying... but we need both the politically connected and those who openly and actively push.

    Posted by: Daya | Jun 24, 2011 8:01:57 AM

  4. I'm genuinely curious, can Choi still wear his uniform on media appearances?

    Posted by: Clif3012 | Jun 24, 2011 8:05:31 AM

  5. Wow.. I had forgotten about Jason West (on Rachel Maddow's show) but he's just awesome!! I love how he phrases his stance on equality for gays, and especially loved what he said when Rachel asked what advice he would give to republicans voting on marriage equality.

    Hopefully Mr. West has aspirations way beyond mayor of New Paltz.

    Posted by: sparks | Jun 24, 2011 8:36:36 AM

  6. @CLIF: Technically, no he can't. But unless he is directly saying something derrogatory about the military, it's not typically a big deal.

    Posted by: JNJ | Jun 24, 2011 8:41:51 AM

  7. According to Cenk, Obama "calling for a repeal of DOMA" is an "accomplishment" on behalf of GLBT people. So, I officially call for world peace. Where's my Nobel Prize?

    Posted by: RTG | Jun 24, 2011 9:09:27 AM

  8. Thanks for the links but I just find it funny that "the nightly news" consists 4 MSNBC shows and Anderson Cooper.

    Posted by: Landon | Jun 24, 2011 9:34:11 AM

  9. HRC = Human Rights Cowards

    You can put in that same bunch the OFAs, DLCs, DNCs and the rest of the paid trolls who come to these boards to try to put down others like Choi who are successfully fighting for GLBT equality.

    We know these trolls aren't really truly GLBT as why fight those who are doing something for your equality?

    These trolls are actually like cockroaches that are so transparent, all you can really do is laugh AT them!

    Posted by: FunMe | Jun 24, 2011 9:48:18 AM

  10. Dan Choi is the male version of Elizabeth Hasselbeck...please shut up....take a vacation already. Come back with a new attitude in September or something....enough.

    Posted by: chris | Jun 24, 2011 9:50:36 AM

  11. Oh look another COCKROACH ... by the name of CHRIS!

    thanks for the laughs!

    Posted by: FunMe | Jun 24, 2011 10:12:36 AM

  12. Ron Reagan is my new hero for REFUSING to use the language of bigots and ONLY refer to marriage equality as marriage equality, even when quoting from another source.

    When he said there's no such thing as gay marriage -- which there, of course, isn't -- I honestly couldn't believe it. I'd never heard anyone talking into a TV camera say that before, even though I've been saying it for almost 20 years.

    Thank you, Mr. Reagan, for being a voice of sanity and REFUSING to use the language of bigots. No one should let the bigots define OUR lives. We demand marriage through marriage equality -- PERIOD.

    Posted by: justme | Jun 24, 2011 10:19:04 AM

  13. We need people like Choi in the streets, and we need people like Ellner in the legislatures. We wouldn't have accomplished everything we have in the last few years without both. Personally, I think Choi would be more effective if he had a positive message and a vision to inspire people instead of just sounding angry at Obama and others all the time. THAT is the lesson we need to learn from MLK and the civil rights movement.

    Posted by: Q | Jun 24, 2011 10:37:08 AM

  14. BTW Jason West is the mayor of New Paltz again. It be great to see him legally marry folks some 8 years later.

    Posted by: kirkyo | Jun 24, 2011 10:43:41 AM

  15. FUNME,

    Take a chill pill and take Choi out of your ass.

    Posted by: Rowan | Jun 24, 2011 11:08:03 AM

  16. I'd always admired Jason West for having the courage of his convictions when he went beyond th law to marry same-sex couples back in 2004. But I'd never heard him speak and didn't know how intelligent and articulate his is. If only more elected officials were as smart, strong and decent as him.
    I want to get married in New Paltz, by Jason West.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Jun 24, 2011 12:25:33 PM

  17. oh Fred. As someone who has known you for years I have to say: you're a f*cking sell-out. Yes Obama has helped LGBT people. But COME ON. He is only saying what he's saying because it's centrist and non-confrontational. Just because you don't want to call your own dad a bigot (which, let's face it...) doesn't mean that people who discriminate against us are "fair-minded americans". what puerile vomit.

    Posted by: wtf | Jun 24, 2011 1:47:22 PM

  18. Obama has done more for LGBT Americans than any other President in history. Period.

    Posted by: notwrong | Jun 24, 2011 2:09:37 PM

  19. I agree. Dan Choi is becoming very annoying. Every time I see him lately he is orating at the top of his lungs. Is he rehearsing campaign speeches for an eventual run for office political office? Can't he just talk instead of lecturing?

    Another thing that gripes me.I keep reading the DADT has been repealed. If so, why is it still in effect?

    Posted by: Jay | Jun 24, 2011 9:58:30 PM

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