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MSNBC's Thomas Roberts Talks with Ken Mehlman, Richard Socarides About DOMA, Prop. 8 Cases: VIDEO


MSNBC's Thomas Roberts today spoke with former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman who led the Republican amicus brief opposing Proposition 8, about yesterday's arguments. In a separate segment, he spoke with out gay Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and former Clinton aide Richard Socarides.

Check out all the conversations, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. I've been scouring through GoogleNews, there is nothing in the news with TONY PERKINS, BRYAN BROWN, MAGGIE or any ANTI-GAY GROUPS today.

    Posted by: Ant | Mar 27, 2013 1:28:14 PM

  2. I have such a visceral reaction of nausea and disgust whenever I see Ken Mehlman's face. He can never do enough to right his wrongs.

    Posted by: Critifur | Mar 27, 2013 1:29:38 PM

  3. Mehlman you are vain and self important. I could never trust you.
    And you still cling to your GOP conservative rags presumably because you can still peddle your new found passion for our equality.
    So much for your self important connections !

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 27, 2013 2:07:50 PM

  4. Ant,sadly Perkins was on MSNBC a couple of hours ago.
    Why does GLAAD only single out Fox News when CNN and MSNBC also insist on giving this bozo airtime.
    As for Ken Mehlman,at least Portman had the excuse of not knowing his son was gay at the time.
    Mehlman has no excuse and willingly put his own LGBT brothers and sisters civil rights up for votes as a campaign tactic,damage that will take 10-20 years to fully fix.

    Posted by: Kevin | Mar 27, 2013 2:31:31 PM

  5. Mehlman is still going to Hell for his crimes against gays and for being a water carrier for the destruction caused by the vile Bush regime.

    What a shameless evil queen.

    Let's waterboard him.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Mar 27, 2013 3:30:48 PM

  6. Thanks in no small part to the work Ken Mehlman did in his position as Republican National Committee chairman as well as director of the Bush White House Office of Political Affairs and the George W. Bush re-election campaign manager, my state passed a very restrictive amendment to it's constitution that outlaws same sex marriage and civil union's. My states restrictions on anything remotely similar to marriage makes my partner of 30 years and I very concerned that we will have no legal protections whatever even though we have wills and powers of attorney's and so forth. Ken Mehlman can get married in New York where he lives. It must be nice.

    Posted by: Max | Mar 27, 2013 6:12:44 PM

  7. I have stated many times over the past few years on this blog about Ken Mehlman and the evil he perpetrated against OUR community when he was RNC Chair, it was under his aegis that many of those states (some 37) crafted Anti Gay and Anti Same Sex Marriage Constitutional Amendments!! I repudiate him and challenge him to restore all those states to a point where they repeal/revoke all those constitutional amendments! Until such time as all those are restored he should remain Persona Non Grata to the entire GLBT community Nationwide!!!!

    Posted by: aj | Mar 27, 2013 6:23:25 PM

  8. @ Max & aj - perfectly stated. He could never do enough to make up for his wrongs. In his interview w Signerelie yesterday he said he hadn't come to terms w him being gay and he was young. Wow, he wasn't that young when he was helping write those amendments actually. Many go through a lot to finally except themselves being gay, but we don't all marry op sex to hide and very few go and make some of the most anti gay laws ever known. Just a few self loathing closet cases do that. He took self loathing to a level never seen in the history of the world. He should be under a rock not giving interviews.

    Posted by: Gsus | Mar 27, 2013 8:03:10 PM

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