Roll Call reports:
"Headlining the meeting was Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who with
her leadership team and the three openly gay Members of Congress —
Reps. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Jared Polis
(D-Colo.) — sought to map out a way forward on several key gay rights
bills. According to sources, the Members discussed workplace
discrimination, health care benefits for same-sex partners of federal
employees and a repeal of the 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' policy that bars
gays from openly serving in the military. The lawmakers also discussed
how to help the Senate pass hate crimes legislation that has already
cleared the House…Members exiting Wednesday’s meeting were mum on what was decided."
And Dan Savage notes that the protest of tonight's LGBT Fundraiser likely spawned this meeting.
David Mixner, who was first to announce he was dropping out of the event, has some level-headed thoughts about tonight's fundraiser, and the upcoming Stonewall Celebration at the White House.