February 6, 2012

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Who Will NJ Gov Christie Listen to on Same Sex Marriage Rights?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 06, 2012 | 6:30 PM | comments

There has always been a "friendly rivalry" between New Jersey and New York. That's why what Christie does now on the movement to secure marriage rights for same sex couples - and the rivalry with Bloomberg - is so important.Read More


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WA House Committee Advances Marriage Equality Bill

Filed by James Holmes | February 06, 2012 | 5:45 PM | comments

Marriage equality moved one step closer in Washington state today as the House Judiciary committee advanced a bill that would make Washington the 8th state including the District of Columbia to grant full marriage rights to same-sex couples. Read More


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Poisonous Parenting: The Santorum Edition

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 06, 2012 | 4:15 PM | comments

It was my work-related blogging that alerted me to a remark Santorum made, comparing gay parents to felons, which inspired me to return to this series.Read More


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Watch Evan Wolfson Rip a Marriage Foe to Shreds

Filed by Bil Browning | February 06, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

When you need someone to debate a rightwing nutjob about marriage equality, who do you call? No, not Ghostbusters. You call Evan Wolfson, the head of Freedom To Marry.Read More


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Channing Tatum Teases on SNL

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 06, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Channing Tatum hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend and led the show with a gay joke about his days as a male stripper.Read More


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Meet Betsie Gallardo's Mothers [Video]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 06, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

One of the highlights of my career was starting the viral campaign to get Betsie Gallardo freed from a Florida prison days before she died; Gallardo was falsely imprisoned under an HIV criminalization law. Her mother, Jessica Bussart, is speaking out to the media about her ordeal.Read More


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New Orleans Inferno: The UpStairs Lounge Fire

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | February 06, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

On June 24, 1973 an arsonist started a fire that consumed the UpStairs Lounge, a second-floor gay bar in New Orleans's French Quarter. The UpStairs Lounge Fire was both the deadliest fire in the history of New Orleans and the largest mass-killing of gay people in the US.Read More


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Republicans Finally Found a Real Case of Voter Fraud

Filed by Bil Browning | February 06, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

In September of 2010, I reported that the man who wanted to be responsible for handling Indiana's election laws, then-candidate for Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White, had actually committed voter fraud. White was found guilty of six felony fraud charges last week.Read More


Un-Baptizing Mitt Romney's Father-In-Law

Filed by Bil Browning | February 06, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

After news broke that Mitt Romney's atheist father-in-law had been "converted" to the Mormon faith after his death, Bill Maher kindly provided an "un-baptizing" of the doggedly anti-religious man. Mormons often "convert" dead people to their faith and have...Read More


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'Smack the Ish Out of Him'

Filed by Bil Browning | February 06, 2012 | 8:26 AM | comments

"If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl" -- CNN commentator Roland Martin on Twitter last night during the big game. Martin has a history...Read More