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White House Shrinks LGBT Rights Commitments List On Official Site

UPDATE II: There have been two important developments in the story. First. Second. Hey, President Obama! Where did that famous list of commitments to LGBT rights go on your website? Within five minutes of Obama’s swearing-in, a heavily detailed list of eight promises to us were posted: repeal DADT, support ENDA, expand adoption rights, etc. There’s no mention of DADT ...

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The Two Best Rebuttals In Yesterday’s House Hate Crimes Debate

Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) rips the GOP position that the hate crimes bill criminalizes thought. “That’s like saying that anti-lynching laws criminalized knot-tying!” Some real zingers there. But DO watch Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) tear into the Repubs who numerous times evoked the “Philadelphia 11”, a group of anti-gay protesters who were arrested in 2004 for preaching at a gay ...

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34 Senate Co-Sponsors Of Hate Crimes Act

A whopping 34 U.S. Senators have already signed on as co-sponsors of Ted Kennedy’s hate crimes bill. This bodes very well. Sen Akaka, Daniel K. [HI], Sen Bayh, Evan [IN], Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM], Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA], Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH], Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA], Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD], Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA], Sen Collins, Susan ...

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Victory For Marriage In Maine Senate

The wins are coming every day now. This just in: The Maine Senate this morning passed a bill that would allow same-sex marriage in Maine. The Senate voted 20-15 in favor of the measure. Supporters say it would end discrimination against gays and lesbians and opponents say the proposal is an attack against the institution of marriage. This morning’s vote ...

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Kelly McGillis Comes Out

I would have sworn this was old news, but apparently Top Gun and The L Word actress Kelly McGillis never came out officially until now. Fifty-one-year young Kelly McGillis is starting her “life in a whole different phase,” she told rocker and SheWired vlogger Jennifer Corday — ostensibly coming out as a lesbian. Corday, in her Girl Rock video blog, ...

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Bankruptcy For Chrysler

Today the Obama administration will announce that Chrysler will enter into bankruptcy in order to force a debt reduction with their partner Fiat. With the UAW late Wednesday ratifying cost cuts in its contract and cuts in the money due its retiree health-care trust fund, President Barack Obama will announce a Chrysler-Fiat deal and the government’s “surgical” bankruptcy plan later ...

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Daily Grumble

So I couldn’t sleep the other night and this show popped up on my channel guide. “Internal cleansing has swept across America.” Really? Has it? Blech. The pitchman was the most ghoulish looking creature, reminding me of the repulsive Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, who pitched their “life extension” crapola on Merv Griffin every other week for about a decade. ...

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Oh, It’s Broughten

Now that Carrie Prejean has officially signed on with NOM, the Miss California pageant is taking the gloves off. Shanna Moakler, Co-Executive Director of the Miss California Organization, has confirmed the group behind the pageant paid for Miss California Carrie Prejean’s breast implants, weeks before she competed in Miss USA. In a new interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, Shanna ...

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