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


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


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


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


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


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


'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