Saturday's show was devoted to gay rights, after President Obama's historic statement of support for gay marriage earlier this week. Chris and his guests discussed the history of the LGBT movement, discrimination the LGBT community still faces, and more. Joining Chris were:
State Sen. Thomas Duane (D-NY), New York Senate's first first openly-gay and first openly HIV-positive member who introduced New York's Marriage Equality Act in 2001.
Richard Kim (@richardkimnyc), executive editor at TheNation.com.
David Sirota (@davidsirota), contributor to Salon.com and author of Back to the Future.
Linda Hirshman (@lindahirshman1), author of Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution.
Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and founder of Define American, a new campaign that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration.
Urvashi Vaid, director of the Engaging Tradition Project at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School.
:: Blogged by Brett Brownell (@brettbrownell), Up w/ Chris Hayes web & video producer ::