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>> coming up i do not know what's better, watching gay americans all over this country celebrate the defeat of doma and prop eight or knowing that antonin scalia has to watch them too. this is the war room. i am michael shure. ♪ theme ♪ >> today was a historic day in our long struggle to allow everyone an equal shot at life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. the supreme court issued a pair of major victories for gay rights. first it struck down the defense of marriage act or doma ruling that allows same sex couples
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saying they are entitled to federal benefits. it declined to decide on the prop eight case, allowing same-sex marriage in california. let's take a closer look at that first ruling on thoma. the court struck down the federal law in a 5-4 decision. this case was brought by 84-year-old edie windsor who married her wife in canada after 42 years together. their home state of new york recognized the union but under doma, the federal government did not. they told their story in a documentary, a very long engagement. >> just couldn't take it anymore. i called an old friend of mine and said please take my case. somebody brought cia over, and we ended up dancing and we immediately just fit. our bodies fit.
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that feeling of attraction stays the same. each one of us in fact looks different than when we met. if i look at edie now she looks exactly the same to me. exactly the same, and she will stay the same. >> i choose you to be my lawful wedded spouse, in richer, for poorer. >> in sickness and in health. >> until death do us part. >> until death do us part. >> sadly. thea died two years later and edie was forced to pay $360,000 in taxes on her estate. after today's ruling, edie was
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ecstatic. >> all you guys now know that the supreme court has announced its decision. we won everything we asked and hoped for. wow. >> wow indeed. afterwards, she got a phone call from none other than the president himself, calling her from air force one. she reportedly thanked him for his leadership on the issue. the ruling will impact more than 70,000 couples in the 13 states that allow gay marriage. today, celebrations broke out from massachusetts to minnesota but in a very different display of emotion justice scalia read his fiery dissent and called the majority's reasoning leaguistic arglebargle. he said the issue should be left to congress and the states. this is a day after he said that the court should not leave the issue of the voting rights to the state legislatures or to the
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congress. it's total hypocrisy such a fraudulent effort to use that argument, that it's about the congress a day after what he did with voting rights. i guess his principles don't need to be consistent. scalia has allies in congress, including texas representative louie gomers. at a press conference today web said the ruling signaled the decline of our civilization. yes, he did say that. >> this isn't new and it's been tried over and over, and it's usually tried at the end of a great civillation. >> that's louie gomer talking about the end of civilization and as one of the four horse man, he should know. perhaps the best reaction came from san francisco's own nancy pelosi. she was asked to respond to michele bachmann's take on the matter and she hit it out of at&t park. >> congresswoman bachmann put out a statement and she essentially said that the
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decision today cannot undo god's word. what is your reaction to that? >> [ laughter ] >> join meg now daniel moodie-mills, the policy advisor for the center for american progress and elizabeth wydra chief council for the accountability center, both coming from washington d.c. congratulations on what is an absolutely historic and victorious day. danielle what was your reaction today when you heard the news? >> i must have jumped off of my couch. i was so ecstatic by the news. in august, i'll be celebrating thee years of marriage with my wife and it was just a moment of glee. i ran and took a picture of our marriage certificate, hanging on the wall of our living room, and had to tweet it and say, you know, my marriage is recognized by the government. i'm no longer invisible.
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it was tremendous. >> so many americans don't get to feel that ecstasy, because so many of them were not kept as second class citizens. it's so excite to go hear what those reactions are that you ran and took a picture of your marriage license and tweeted it. that's such exciting stuff. elizabeth, tell me about the implications for same sex couples now as we get into the lilies with this in states with gay marriage and states without it. >> it was incredibly important. i was outside the supreme court todd when the court issued these rule i guess and just like danielle, the crowd just went wild with glee about these rulings. the gay men's course of washington broke out into the national anthem. it was a really beautiful moment. what this means for couples in states that have established marriage equality is that they will no longer be treated as second class sit accepts by the united states government. just as justice anthony kennedy
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said in his decision striking down doma, the purpose of the so-called defense of marriage act was to write inequality into the u.s. code. with the ruling today that inequality is now wiped off the federal law book. unfortunately, we have many states that have not recognized marriage equality. in those states, the fight will continue. although there are encouraging words injustice kennedy's doma opinion this morning noting that laws that are just intended, that are based on a bare animosity hostility toward gay and lesbian couples those are constitutionally suspect and will help states that have not yet fully recognized the constitution's guarantee of the quality of rights and the ability of all americans to marry the person of his or her own choosing. >> i'm glad you read that or recounted exactly what kennedy said, because those words hit
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me, too, when he talked about that, you know, the constitution, bringing it in, it made it seem like this was really far-reaching. i thought that was encouraging. scalia the knee knee ander shall justice said that the court was overstepping its bounds weighing in on federal legislation. isn't that its job? if the law is unconstitutional isn't that where they step in? >> the legal larglebargle is the constitution. the life, liberty of all americans, those words are broad, all americans man or woman, white or black gay or straight. today, that's what the court did. it is the court's job to strike
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it down and that's what the court did today in the defense of marriage act. >> bill and hillary clinton issued a statement today congratulating edie windsor. bill clinton put doma into effect. do you hold it against them? >> no, it was a different time. i can't believe how much the world has changed since 1996, since, you know, the law -- since doma became law. you know, he came out and said that it was a mistake that he made, and that he was looking for the supreme court to rectify that mistake and that's what they did today. i think that as we continue to move forward we see that more people recognize and polling shows it that same sex couples deserve the same rights at everyone else. >> one thing i will say about
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bill clinton is you look at the ruling today you see ruth bader ginsburg, steven briar and you see this ruling. that's bill clinton's legacy, not something he may have done in error or at the time earlier. it's important to remember that. >> absolutely. >> danielle, we saw immediate reaction from the obama administration after the ruling today. i think when defense secretary chuck hagel saying the pentagon will offer full benefits to same sex couples huge. same sex couples counted under obamacare, norm mouse. homeland security will allow visas to be applied for the same as any other calls. what's next? >> my hope is that we continue to move forward, is that the federal government can do as much as they are allowed to do under this law and that we look to what's next, because like you
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said in your opening, there is still 38 states or so that don't recognize marriage of same sex couples and that has bans on the books. what be rest of those lbgt americans? we have to look at those people that are married like myself can still be fired from their job. we have to look at the employment non-discrimination act and what we can do about that moving forward. while today is a day for us to celebrate and cheer and jump off our couches like i did we still have a lot of work to do. >> yesterday we had a ruling on the voting rights act. we talked to julian bond who said now there's a lot of work to be done. we're talking to you it's a victory, there's still a lot of work to be done. the work never ends. representative tim holstamp and other republicans are going to introduce a constitutional amendment now bandy marriage.
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elizabeth, does that have a chance? >> no, it doesn't have a chance. [ laughter ] >> i don't think it has a chance and it shouldn't have a chance. when you have republican politicians come out like that, i think it's easy to forget that there have been bipartisan, sort of across the ideological spectrum support for marriage equality. a brief was filed saying that the constitution supports giving gay and lesbian recognizing that couples have a right to marry whom ever they choose. we joined with the kado group a right leaning libertarian organization. there i guess this consensus on the part of americans. we've seen in polls that majority of americans do support marriage equality. so, i think introducing something like that is really going nowhere because the american people are much further ahead on this than those folks.
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>> yeah, that's the point the people are way ahead. in order to get a constitutional amendment, you really do need the people behind it. it seems to me they are the last cries of a fading and desperate mob. congratulations to both of you. enjoy this fantastic day as we all are. we're really grateful for your time tonight. >> we have justice scalia arglobargle himself to death. a story that brings gay marriage around to the immigration debate. later, we give texas state senator wendy davis her due in sports, they call it leaving it all on the field. here we call it awesome. we will be right back.
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any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> today is a good day.
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today, i finally get to look at the man that i love and finally say will you please marry me? [ applause ] >> there is a rainbow shining on the golden state today. thanks to this morning's scotus ruling, gay marriages can resume in california. the supremes voted 5-4 not to rule on a lower court's rejection of the gay marriage ban. that means the ruling that disallowed the ban stands. cheers erupted from los angeles to fresno to mo definite toe as californians cried and hugged an street corners literally with the knowledge that today the supreme court got it right. supervisor scott wiener who represents san francisco's gay castro neighborhood said this today at city hall. >> for those of you who come into this building a lot, one of the things you notice immediately is that there are a lot of marriages that are
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constantly happening in this rotunda, and for the last few years, you come in here and it's wonderful, everyone's happy getting married but it's a constant reminder that there are no gay people that are getting married, as well. because of today those marriages that when we walk through this rotunda that we see, those marriages are going to get just a little bit more diverse. >> the celebrations spread beyond california. president obama called the prop eight plaintiffs again from air force one to congratulate them. >> thank you mr. president. well, thank you and while we celebrate today, we've little to roll up your sleeves and get to work for the people in 30
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february states that didn't get gay marriage today. thank you and thank you for your leadership. >> you're invited to the wedding. >> california governor jerry brown got right to work today issuing this statement: >> if you think today was exciting, wait until wedding bells ring out across california for everyone. joins us now is california assembly man and activist ammiano. where were you when this ruling came down?
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>> i was here in sacramento, missing san francisco a lot. we managed to celebrate. we feel very strongly it's time to say yes to the dress is what one of my friends told me. there's a bit of a bittersweet too. you know, at my age, you know there were a lot of people who are not around anymore who i worked with shoulder to shoulder and i wish that they could be here to see the fruition of this. we also know that we're they goered to other groups. harvey milk's message was lets not forget our friends allies, people who could always use our help. i thought the ruling, and i thought you got scalia really good, about his double standard. the ruling around the voting rights act was very, very upsetting, and the affirmative action ruling was nothing to take to the streets about with
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joy, so even though we are happy today, we also know that we want to join with all our brothers and sisters on these important civil rights issues. you just can't have an apartheid. you can't have 37 states that doesn't recognize this or you can't have voting rights being decimated. that's also the kind of lbgt every day issue that has somewhat been eclipsed by all the attacks on marriage and doma, because that dynamic, you know frankly is a little sexier and caught people in a wave of either support or conflict, and so we're hoping that, you know, this will act as a bully pulpit, really, for other civil rights, human rights issues that affect all of us, obviously including lbgt. >> it's so interesting speaking to someone who i have to say personally, my first exposure to you and really the activism over
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gay rights was in the documentary, the times of harvey milk. that was my absolute first exposure to the issue. i saw the film a number of times. what's interesting and i'm learning this today when we speak to activists on this show, it's how they move on to the next thing, how to us, oh, my god, it was a victory doma is defeated, everyone to a person says yes the work's just beginning. tell me about how the gay rights battle has evolved over the decades, how this has happened and contextually in a short period of time that we got to marriage now and what is next for you? what is next for this battle? >> yeah, you're right. i mean, it's a cosmically speaking, just a blink the number of years that has transpired since the 1960's or 1970's. if you've been involved on a day to day level it feels longer, but cumulatively, you know, i
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think it's rather significant and i hope we'll speak to other issue, human rights and civil rights issues. as of today, we do have a solid foundation, this is a sustainable clause, relating it to other clauses, as you mentioned. we have seen positive results. a lot of it has been fits and starts. if you remember in the 1970's, we had some gay liberation victories, and then there was the famous anita bryant and things were repealed. if one thing, we are a resilient community. we are fractured because of ethnic diverse city, religion, gender language, but we manage to come together when under fire and because our demographic permeates all strata and ethnic groups that becomes a strength. one thing i'd like to point out is that as we advance here,
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there are other countries where lbgt people and their allies are tortured maimed, killed, you saw what happened in russia a few weeks ago where one of the religious leaders led 50,000 people on a mission to do harm to the 50 demonstrators gay rights demonstrators that were there, smashing their vehicles, trying to get at them to do them bodily harm. we can never really rest on our laurels, but we can feel good about what we accomplished. remember, again going back to harvey milk. he said as you move forward keep looking back, because you could be vulnerable. we want these things to be institutionalized, sustained and nurtured, with you there's a chance they can be done away with. we should not get comfortable. >> the court proved that to us
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yesterday by taking a little bit of a dagger, as june lewis said to the voting rights act. in fact, those words were very prophetic that harvey milk said. prop eight team, now they're vowing to keep with the gay marriage ban. is this a desperate gasp? >> i think it is rather a desperate gasp, but i always say don't underestimate, don't take anything for granted when it comes to particularly the haters. i think it needs to be monitored. i don't feel over confident. i think that was one of the problems with prop eight when it passed, i think people were getting a little comfortable. i hope i can say this on t.v., another famous taking of harvey milk was take the ass out of assimilation. we want equality, but we are
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entitled to celebrate differences, because they enrich and contribute, whether african-american cult u. or lbgt culture. many people mistakenly identified the gay movement that it's just sexual, genital expression and denying the holistic part of who we are as lbgt people and how the contribution to the mainstream culture with seeing things a little differently, cell braying a little differently, and i think our owepression has paid off in a way that has been productive and that in itself is a gift. we owe that to the democratic values that we have here in the united states, even when they're jim perfect even sometimes used against us. democracy is not very pretty, but at the same time i think it really works. we owe that a debt, as well,
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even with the domas and miscalculations of clinton, et cetera and so forth. we learned. we learned. >> we did and when it does work, it is actually a beautiful and pretty thing. >> ain't it? >> when days like today happen. another beautiful and pretty thing to look at is new york city and stonewall and that area. we're looking at picture now of people in stonewall, at the bars in grenwich village celebrating a huge day that, you know, a lot of that began as you know in stonewall. it's a poignant moment for them. >> very nice. >> in california, 66% of californians favor same sex marriage compared to 39% back in 2000. this goes back to what harvey milk is saying, keep looking back. it seems doomed for good when you see popular opinion shift this way. >> learning from history is
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always a good thing. unfortunately, in germany there was over 100 years ago toward the middle of the 19th 19th century, there was a flourishing lgbt culture institutions and scholars and social gatherings. i think people got pretty comfortable there and then the course of history changed and as you know, the pink triangle has become very well known now i think people felt comfortable there. i'm not trying to say that that's going to happen, but i think with he need to learn that we have to have all our ducks in a row. we do work hard, and we are committed, and we party hard, but we're quite a force to be reckoned with when we get cohesive. i think that's one of the results is here today. >> you're now entitled to party
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really hard because of all the work you've been doing particularly you tom ammiano. have a terrific pride day sunday. >> thanks. >> and thanks for all the work you have done on this issue for so long. >> up next, reaction from capitol hill, and believe me, there is plenty of it. we will talk with representative pete gallego from texas next here on the war room.
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>> you're back inside the war room. i'm michael shure. >> 15 senate republicans joined 54 departments today to approve an amendment to bolster security along the u.s.-mexico border. this $46 billion tack on to the immigration bill would require homeland security to double the number of border security agents on the southwestern border to 40,000, finish construction on a 700-mile border fence and provide more high tech surveillance to defect illegal crossings. the bill was designed to soothe republicans outstanding issues with the gaining of eighted immigration bill scheduled to be voted on by the end of the week. sounds good, right? not so fast. here cups the house of representatives. the republican led house doesn't seem to want to pass anything to do with immigration or barack obama, by the way.
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that's true even though passing comprehensive immigration reform could boost the gop standing with latinos in next year's mid term election. what's the hold up? joining us now to help find answers is someone who really knows the immigration reform stakes, democratic texas congressman pete gallego represents the largest stretch of border in the country. welcome. >> thank you for having me. >> the house seems to have cobbled together a bunch of random bills for immigration. why isn't there anything comprehensive yet? >> there isn't anything that is comprehensive. i think the house at present prefers a more piecemeal approach that i think in the long run doesn't really serve anyone well, because there are some pieces that some of the members really like and some of the pieces they would rather not have anything to do with. it makes it more convenient to
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do that. there's so much public pressure now from chambers of commerce, from the labor community from small businesses, from big business. everybody wants comprehensive immigration reform. at the end of the day you'll see movement, even in the house of representatives. >> that pressure, they're trying to make it come from the u.s. senate, as well. i don't know, i'm interested to hear how you react to the senate's vote, but new york senator charles schumer said that i believe a large bipartisan vote will wake up our colleagues in the house. hopefully as congressman look at how their senators voted, they will be influenced by it. do you think this can happen in this congress, especially? >> i would be surprised. i mean, it's certainly a nice thought, but frankly the house members get eelected differently and much smaller districts that that the senators. the perception is that on the house side, there's so much
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rivalry between the house and senate that i don't know who many house members that really care what the members of the senate think. there's kind of a wide divide, certainly a difference of opinion between the house and the senate. whether it's a bipartisan bill, i think that sends a message to the empublic, but i'm not sure it sends a message to the house of representatives. >> i don't remember a bill coming out of the senate with this much of, you know, an important bill, anyway, that was this bipartisan maybe since bill clinton. >> it's been effective work. it's impressive that they've been able to put together the kind of proposal and the kind of support they have, when you look at the com presencive perform. they have done work on the senate side, but the house side is obviously much more problematic. >> it does seem so. harry reid, the senate majority
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leader on tuesday called the house g.o.p. crazies going to say this: >> what do you think reed's doing with that? >> i think he's pushing them very hard. i think he's using the pressure of public opinion to embarrass them into moving forward and i think some pressure definitely has to be applied. there are those any one of a number of facets you can approach from economic perspective, from a family perspective, you can approach it from the business perspective of the chambers of commerce, everybody has joined together like i have never seen in favor of immigration. i've never seep for example the labor community and the chambers of commerce all singing from the same hymn book like they are on this. i think he's trying to move that bill forward.
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>> that seems to be a new strategy. a new poll that almost half of republican voters say they would not support lawmakers who voted for a pathway to citizenship. how are house democrats going to get this moving forward then? >> that's a big challenge frankly, because the path to citizenship is something the democraties have insisted on in order to pass a bill. i think we're getting help from the only from the left, but from the right. the business community who has people that they relied on to work with them for a long period of time, that they would like to see become sit accepts so they don't have to go through the paperwork and difficulties of getting someone approved to work every so often and i think we're getting help from those people who say that a pathway to citizenship is important. frankly, the people who come here and come here to work hard, who have not gotten into trouble, paid their property taxes in terms of rent or sales
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taxes, those people who come here to work and don't get in any problems, they're the people that we want to. >> of course. >> fortify our country. those are the people we want to contribute to our economy. >> that's what our country is and has been throughout history. >> absolutely. >> you represent the largest stretch of border in the country. do your constituents feel like this immigration debate is a racial or economic issue? >> there is certainly some disappointment in the district that i represent. when you look at it, for example, there is so much push by so many people to complete the border fence. i will tell that most residents of the border are not in any way supportive of a border fence. they see it as a boondoggle, the cost her mile for the benefits that you get. we do so much business back and forth with mexico, so many people rely on the commerce, where the investment should come
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is to make sure commerce flows freeland moved. frankly, this is waiting times that are un10able at the border that impact our economy. if you spend smartly then people, and frankly the frustration is along with the border is that people from the border are not necessarily in the driver's seat and making these decisions. these decisions are being made from people who have no familiarity with the border, who didn't grow up there and frankly haven't had that experience. >> that's something that's worth underscoring. me frankly when i see the factions that are against this, it sounds like race to me, i'm just going to say that, but i do understand there are economic implications to it. congressman, the deportation of a man to another man was stopped in new york following the rulings on same-sex marriage. will lgbt causes be part of the
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debate. >> i think that decision frankly was surprising, when you juxtapose it with yesterday's decision on civil rights. today's decision makes it so much easier in terms of the comprehensive immigration reform senator lay he who was intending to offer an amendment the republicans who were intending to vote no on the whole bill if that amendment was added, so in a sense that decision from the supreme court today has made it easier to pass comprehensive immigration reform, because it has taken that issue off the table for the folks. >> yeah, another reason to be happy and encouraged. congressman gallego we appreciate you being on the show. >> thank you so much for having me. >> keep fighting those fools on the republican side of the house. up next, true grit, reason decide daviswendy davisstands up for
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women everywhere. stick around.
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>> yesterday, a new hero emerged, social media exploded before midnight texas time as senator wendy davis was finishing the last moments of an 11 hour filibuster. just before midnight, twitter logged 4900 tweets per minute with the #standwithwendy. meanwhile, the major news outlets were completely ignoring it. while the country was following the monumental filibuster, piers morgan discussed muffins. maybe sarah palin was right about the mainstream media. they missed her killing a republican led abortion bill. they would have put severe
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restrictions on clinics that provide abortions. if passed, all but five abortion clinics would have closed in texas. concerned women for america called a similar bill in the house last week the most important pro life bill to be considered by the u.s. congress in the last 10 years. many democrats argued that a 20 week limit is a violation of roe v. wade. republicans are trying to slowly chip away at reproductive rights by whatever means necessary. yesterday, an unknown hero stood up against the anti abortion bill literally. wendy davis was a single mother, took classes at the local community college and transferred to texas university, going on to get a degree from harvard law school. she challenged the incumbent for the senate seat, and she won. >> when everyone said it
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couldn't be did you they made fun of us. of me when i entered this race. they said what, has she lost her mind? is she crazy? we did it, because we worked hard, and we did it because our message was a message that appealed to texas families. >> she went on to fight for education, family budgets veterans education and redistricting. she helped pass a bill that would push to get 20,000 untested rape kits back into investigation. last year, she filibustered a bill that would have syphoned $5 million from education. >> we were all exhausted. it had been particularly grueling because the budget was so hard, and because we'd been through redistricting and everyone was tired and wanted to go home, but when i got to the capitol that day, we were, a few of us in our democratic caucus called over to the house to meet with some of our colleagues on the house side. >> davis stalled that education bill with a 77 minute
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filibuster. get did she know that 77 minutes would be nothing compared to what she did last night, because of special circumstances, this was davis' opportunity to single handedly stop the republicans war on women. thanks to effective bulwarking, may 27, not a single one of the abortion bills advanced. lt. governor david dewhurst called on governor rick perry to commission a special 30 day session to revive work on the anti abortion agenda. of course with, governor perry was onboard trampling women's reproductive rights has been a goal of the governor's. here he is at the texas right to life meeting. >> the ideal world is a world without abortion. until then, we're going to continue to pass laws to make sure abortions are as rare as
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possible under existing law. >> this session i'm calling on legislators to strengthen our ban on that procedure. >> the new session began with four anti abortion bills on the legislative docket, 1s.b.5. barely more than a day left in the special session democrats put it within the range of a filibuster. interstate senator wendy date. 11:18 a.m. she began her 11 our filibuster reading. >> loud testimony from doctors and women impacted by the restrictions. it was not a procedural filibuster, it was an old fashioned talk until you drop gab fest until the clock struck midnight effectively killing s.b.5. the rules of filibuster club are this, no bathroom breaks, no water breaks and the senator must stand continually without assistance. there's a three strikes you're
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out precedent allowing two warnings about staying jermaine to the topic of the bill. on the third strike, a simple majority can vote to end debate and the senator must yield. republicans were looking for any opportunity to derail davis. her first strike came at 6:00 p.m. when she mentioned planned parent hood funding ruled not germane to the bill about abortion. that was done by the will the governor. her second strike came around 7:00 p.m. when she received assistance from rodney ellis trying to help her adjust her back brace. with three hours still remaining in the session, president obama gave a shout out on twitter. something specialty is happening in austin tonight. stand with wendy. a spokeswoman for planned parent hood estimated there were 1500 reproductive rights activists and a smattering of anti
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supporters. she received her third strike for discussing a sonogram law. it made sense that senator davis would bring it up. texas recently required women to get a sonogram before obtaining an abortion. it was ruled a third strike and the texas chamber rereputed. >> let her speak! let her speak! let her speak! >> let her speak! that's what they're saying. less an an hour and a half remaining, state democrats launched a series of parliamentary increase to launch the proceedings. senator earlier that day at her father's funeral took to the floor. >> a parliamentary inquiry. at what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over the
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male colleagues in the room? [ cheers and applause ] >> after that, the gallery erupted and no one could restore order. midnight came with the crowd screaming and the roll was called. the associated press and several other media outfits took the lt. governor's words that the vote was taken just before midnight and the bill passed. the democratic state senators and tens of thousands glued to the live screen were skeptical. the record vote was called after midnight according to screen grabs. seconds later, the results page was suddenly taken down and dates altered to make it seem like the law had passed on the 25th. by wait, tampering with official government records is a crime. the message was delivered. >> this is straight from accept tore wendy davis ok? hold your plows. first, i love you guys. ok? we love you too wendy.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> so the lt. governor agreed that s.b.5 is dead. [ cheers and applause ] >> after her triumph davis had words for her supporters. >> today was the example of government for the people, by the people and of the people. >> but her opponents are still nipping at her heels. lt. governor dubbed the capitol an unruly mob using wall street occupy tactics vowed to revive the bill tweeting: >> governor rick perry has made good on that threat, walking lawmakers back for another special session to deal with the abortion issue immediately. oh, the accident, we don't need to mess with you, since you do it so well yourself. rick perry was, has been
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traveling the country trying to get people to move their businesses to texas? >> three reasons they wouldn't, governor... rick... what was that third one? i'm sorry, i can't think of it. oops. we'll take a quick break and come back with brett. stick around.
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>> finally tonight, brett with all the other "important news" of the day. >> there is only one important thing in my world. there's been a lot of news happening today but my focus is squarely an paula dean. >> you can't let go. >> after using racial slurs and planning a wedding that was plantation theme ball, whatever it was.
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there has been fall out. here's what happened. the food network dropped her after 14 years which is so sad. smith field foods is not going to carry her branded food. >> they make hams. >> smithfield hams, and paula and ham are as synonymous and paula dean and cholesterol. >> what girl doesn't want to grow up and be the smithfield ham spokesperson? >> i'm not sure i want to meet that person. caesar's entertainment. >> wal-mart said goodbye. >> caesar's entertainment group is going to pull the plug on the four casino buffets. there's no word on her cirque du soleil show. do you know what it's called? lard. >> i like it. >> i went through the archives. today, she did an interview with matt lauer and another video surfaced recently.
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i have a series of excruciating moments. here's the first one, her appearance on the today show where shies speaking directly to camera. >> if there is anyone out there that has never said something that they wish they could take back, if you're out there please pick up that stone and throw it so hard at my head that it kills me, please, i want to meet you. >> so must have is happening here. she's like two shades of purple hair away from the trinity broadcast network. >> someone said this is like tammy faye. >> i don't know if the tears if the makeup is kicking in the tear dust. she is saying hit me in the head with a stone and i want to meet you. i think she ought to reorder
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that. >> always good to meet the stone thrower. >> show up, how are you. then the stoning. it's amazing. the next is here's another one just the next excruciating moment. >> i is what i is and i'm not changing. >> a woman in the food industry missed a golden opportunity to quote pop eye and say i am what i am. >> to her, pop eye was the cream spinach. that's the paula dean version. >> brett you gave it to us good. i is what i is and we saw paula almost crying. we always have time for you brett erlich, thank you for being here. thank you for joining us here, in the war room, as well. we want to congratulate the new
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senator from massachusetts. he beat gabrielle gomez last night, another democratic in the senate. have a good night the "young turks" are next.
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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> all people are created equal. >> we're getting married. >> i cried. >> congratulations on this special day. >> today i finally get to look at the man that i love, and finally say will you please marry me. >> we don't know yet. i want a nice big we hadding. >> that's not enough. it's got to go nationwide. >> indeed. what a big ruling from the supreme court. we'll get into it with "the turks"." i'm


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