This morning, "FORTUNE" Magazine has an exclusive, noting that at least 60 companies will be filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage. Companies include AIG, Becton Dickinson, Cisco, Cummins, Kimpton, Levi Strauss, McGraw Hill, NCR, Nike, Office Depot, Oracle, Panasonic, Qualcomm, and Xerox.
This morning on "Early Start," Christine Romans breaks down the "FORTUNE" report and what it could mean for benefits for same-sex couples.
Here's a headline...
"Valerie Harper Enrages the Lung Cancer Community!"
"Not So Brave Valerie Harper Covers Up Less Glamourous Diagnosis!"
To those of us battling Lung Cancer, the attention centered around Valerie Harper in the past week has left us enraged. Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis is not a "rare brain cancer" and apparently, she did not successfully "beat" lung cancer in 2009. We can understand her reluctance to report the truth. She wouldn't be booking as many gigs with an honest diagnosis of recurrent lung cancer. Lung cancer is what smoker's do to themselves, right? Of course she wants to hide it.
She's a liar, and no hero in our book. Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis is a complication of cancer, not a cancer in and of itself. Yes, it's a very grave diagnosis, and very hard, if not impossible to treat. And I'm sure we would be standing in camaraderie with Ms. Harper, had she just told the truth from the beginning. Lung Cancer kills most of it's victims, more than breast, colon and prostate combined, yet receives the least funding. In part because we all die before we can make much of a mark advocating for the cause.
Ms. Harper could have used this time advocating for lung cancer awareness and urging her fans to make charitable contributions to fund research. Instead she spouts self help wisdom from watered down forums like "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Doctors." And the press seems to be lapping it up. What ever happened to good old fashioned journalism?
My Partner and I have been together 33 years and even though everything we have is jointly held, what a blessing this would be to finally be able to share the same rights as our hetrosexul counterparts
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