More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Dr. Phil Tackles Marriage Equality
Today's Dr. Phil episode, "Same-Sex Marriage: Right or Wrong?" is devoted to a post-election discussion and debate about California’s battle for marriage equality. Will it move the needle? Tune in to find out.
Joining Dr. Phil are San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, HRC president Joe Solmonese, and attorney Gloria Allred debating anti-gay Pastor Jim Garlow of Skyline Church, Maggie Gallagher of National Organization for Marriage, and Jeff Flint from the Yes on 8 campaign. See the preview here.
The Dr. Phil show has been hit and miss on LGBT issues. He recently did an episode on transgender young people where a platform was inexplicably given to Focus on the Family's Glenn Stanton, a man who is not an expert on developmental issues or transgender children. Stanton baselessly asserted that children develop transgender identities when their parents fail to enforce gender roles.
For today's topic, Dr. Phil says he will remain as neutral as Switzerland, but perhaps the placement of the guests send an unintended but real message. . .
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