Joseph Gentile

Failure to Launch

Filed By Joseph Gentile | July 24, 2012 8:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: DOMA, Mitt Romney, NASA, Sally Ride, survivor benefits, Tam O'Shaughnessy

"Today, America lost one of its greatest pioneers. The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, inspired millions of Americans with her determination to break the mold of her time. She was a profile in courage, and while she will be missed, her accomplishments will never be forgotten."

-- Presumptive Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, addresses the death of Dr. Sally Ride, the first female astronaut, but would deny her surviving partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy, the federal benefits earned by Ride under DOMA.

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