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CBS: Is Iowa The Tipping Point?

From today’s Hot Topic on the CBS news blog: The decision by the Iowa Supreme Court to overturn that state’s gay marriage ban is prompting questions about whether or not the battle over gay marriage, long a central focus in the culture war, has reached a tipping point in American culture. Iowa, as gay marriage backers like to point out, ...

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Iowa’s Bishops Are Shaking In Their Dresses With Righteous Anger

A secretive all-male group of dudes in embroidered dresses are angrily stomping their bejeweled slippers about Iowa’s approval of same-sex marriage. Via Catholic News Service: Iowa’s Catholic bishops vigorously disagreed with the Iowa Supreme Court’s unanimous decision April 3 that strikes down state law defining marriage as a union of one man and one woman. “This decision rejects the wisdom ...

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Walkability

A new real estate website calculates how many useful destinations are within a walkable distance from your home and assigns a “walkability score.” Although the idea of a compact town center is not new, walkability has become easier to quantify, thanks to Walkscore.com. The website’s algorithm takes a previously subjective idea – being able to step out your door and ...

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NYC: Bye Bye Balducci’s

Gotham’s foodies are crying in their $40/lb goat cheese over the news that both of NYC’s fancy-schmancy Balducci’s are closing. Balducci’s, the storied high-end grocery chain that first opened in Greenwich Village 63 years ago, is closing its two Manhattan locations at the end of the month. Balducci’s is probably best remembered by New Yorkers for its store on Sixth ...

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Divine’s Mother, Frances Milstead, 88

Frances Milstead, the mother of drag legend Divine, died two weeks ago in Fort Lauderdale at the age of 88. Although she was estranged from her son at the beginning of his drag fame, upon learning of his new career Frances became Divine’s biggest fan – attending his movie premieres and penning the 2001 memoir My Son Divine. Up until ...

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North Dakota: It’s OK To Discriminate

North Dakota’s House of Representatives has voted against extending anti-discrimination protections to LGBT citizens. Representatives voted 54-34 to reject the measure. It sought to ban discrimination in housing, employment and credit on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation. North Dakota law already extends the same protection to a number of categories, including a person’s race, color, sex, religious beliefs ...

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HomoQuotable – Matt Drudge

“False. False. False. I do not love sex with men. My site is not anti-gay. I present both sides of the anti-choice-life issue. I am not anti-tolerant! Except against big-government freaks. I liked Chaka in the eighties, and have not watched Young and the Restless in twenty years! But I do watch Judge Judy!” – Blogger Matt Drudge, telling New ...

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