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Elizabeth Warren: Repeal DOMA, Pass ENDA, Fight Bullying

U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks out for equality in a post at Blue Mass Group:

WarrenAs other states grapple with whether to support marriage equality, I’m ready to move to the next step: End the two-tiered system created by the Defense of Marriage Act. Our federal government should not be in the business of selecting which married couples it supports and which it treats with contempt. States define marriage among couples, and, once married, all those couples and their families should have the same protections, the same benefits, and the same tax treatments. Fairness and equality are foundational values in our country, and nowhere is that more important than in our families.

In the workplace, people should be hired for what they can do and evaluated on their performance – period. I strongly support the fully inclusive Employee Non-Discrimination Act. Particularly in these uncertain times, people must have confidence that they will be judged on the merits. Again, this speaks to the fairness and equality that mark us as a people.

Finally, Massachusetts has been a leader in combating the rise of bullying. After college, I taught elementary school and saw first hand how important it is for kids to learn in a safe and welcoming environment. We need to help teachers and administrators create and foster an environment that welcomes students and their families, whether kids are being raised in a single parent household, by their grandparents, or by their lesbian moms or gay dads.

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  1. Simply love her! I hope she wins!

    Posted by: MikeH | Dec 15, 2011 1:41:12 PM

  2. this woman ROCKS

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 15, 2011 1:49:15 PM

  3. Finally, a Democrat with cojones to spare! Hope she shares them with the president.

    Posted by: John | Dec 15, 2011 1:49:31 PM

  4. Isn't she dreamy? ... swoon ...

    Posted by: Glenn I | Dec 15, 2011 1:54:18 PM

  5. I love Liz Warren but our country was not founded on equality but bloodshed. Maybe she forgot that slaves were counted as 3/5th of a person or you could only vote if you were a white, landowning male.

    Posted by: Sam | Dec 15, 2011 2:07:39 PM

  6. Technical point to Glenn but the lack of fulfillment of the values of fairness and equality should always underlie how we treat all and are worth fighting for until realized. Ms. Warren well deserves another donation for Christmas...Brown's going down and not soon enough. Blessing in disguise I guess Coaxley blew it and we endured RINO centerfold Brown.

    Posted by: Todd | Dec 15, 2011 2:12:33 PM

  7. No wonder the Rethugs despise her. You go Liz!

    Posted by: Gigi | Dec 15, 2011 2:30:23 PM

  8. She better run for President in 2016. I will vote for her with no hesitation!

    Posted by: Rob | Dec 15, 2011 2:40:26 PM

  9. Don't forget guys, Warren is an intellectually dishonest hack. Look for Todd Zywicki's article on Warren's shoddy practices in her February 2005 study on the link among health problems, medical expenses and personal bankruptcy filings. Zywicki's article is devastating and absolutely correct in its description of Warren's study. If you have doubts, just check that Warren's paper in Health Affairs.

    Posted by: AG | Dec 15, 2011 3:12:53 PM

  10. Ha ha ha...
    @AG you mean Todd Zywicki (the guy who practically lobbies and definitely testifies for the banking industry) has a problem with Elizabeth Warren! Shocking!

    Posted by: unruly | Dec 15, 2011 3:41:21 PM

  11. Hey @AG, thanks for bringing up the name of Todd Zywicki. I had no idea he had issues with her. He is scary. Now I will definitely send a contribution to Elizabeth Warren.

    Posted by: trees | Dec 15, 2011 3:48:44 PM

  12. You don't have to rely on Zywicki. You can read Warren's paper yourselves. It's available online, rather short and not too difficult. It doesn't matter who criticizes Warren for using completely different methods to measure medical bankruptcies in 1981 and 2001, and then drawing far-reaching conclusions based on the premise that the same thing was measured. What matters is whether the accusations are correct. And they are.

    Posted by: AG | Dec 15, 2011 4:25:39 PM

  13. Skip the Senate and proceed directly to President.

    Posted by: Max | Dec 15, 2011 10:28:26 PM

  14. I thought i couldn't love Ms. Warren anymore more! I don't live in her state but even *I* want to donate and make sure she gets elected to the Senate, she is sorely needed.

    Posted by: Redebbm | Dec 16, 2011 12:13:23 AM

  15. Excellent. Can't wait to vote for her!

    Posted by: wimsy | Dec 16, 2011 12:00:33 PM

  16. Love. Her.

    AG can go suck a nut - I smell a slant here that has very little if anything to do with her platform, and I'm sure there's a tie to Zywicki.

    Not a Massachusetts resident but ready to send a donation to this incredible breath of fresh air. Fight the good fight Liz!

    Posted by: MarkR | Dec 16, 2011 1:03:25 PM

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