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2012 DNC Musings – QNotes

Dick Durbin on DADT

US Sen. Dick Durbin: “I cannot remember a more touching ceremony than when [Obama] gathered us together to finally see the end of the discrimination of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Time Warner Cable Arena is locked down

Police have locked down the exterior doors of Time Warner Cable. For about an hour, delegates and guests have been prohibited from entering the venue. Inside, the convention floor has been restricted off and on all evening. QNotes’ photographer was able to gain access shortly after 8:30 p.m. John Kerry at podium now.

Barney Frank addresses LGBT caucus

Openly gay Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts currently addressing the last DNC LGBT Caucus. Frank, an architect of the new marriage equality plank approved with the platform earlier this week, will step down from his office in January.

We work hard for that money…

Late nights. Early mornings. Laptops positioned bedside. Slow (or non-existent internet) and crappy cell phone service. That’s life for media at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The convention has been an overwhelming experience, but one I’ll not soon forget. On the agenda for today: Last LGBT caucus, where Dr. Jill Biden is expected to speak, …

Openly gay California Assembly speaker addresses DNC

John Perez, the openly gay speaker of the California Assembly, addressed delegates and guests at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Good evening Democrats! I am so honored to join you tonight. Certainly, this close to the election much of our attention is focused on the …

Obama will not speak at Bank of America Stadium; events moved to arena due to severe weather

Quick update below. Press release from the DNCC… DNCC Announces Thursday’s Convention Proceedings will Move to Time Warner Cable Arena Due to Severe Weather Forecasts CHARLOTTE, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today announced that convention programming, originally planned for Bank of America Stadium on Thursday, September 6, would be …