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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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PhoboQuotable – Steve King

“This is an unconstitutional ruling and another example of activist judges molding the Constitution to achieve their personal political ends. Iowa law says that marriage is between one man and one woman. If judges believe the Iowa legislature should grant same sex marriage, they should resign from their positions and run for office, not legislate from the bench. “Now it ...

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The Chicken Formerly Known As Obama

The New York Times reports that Obama Fried Chicken in Brooklyn has caved to the threats of activists. From the restaurant’s perspective, the name change grew out of pride in the new president and a keen sense of commerce. From other perspectives, it was tone-deaf at best, and racist at worst. When the restaurant, Royal Fried Chicken on Rutland Road ...

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Iraq: Six Gay Men Killed By Own Tribes

Iraq’s interior ministry reports that six gay men have been killed in the last ten days by members of their own tribes in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City after being disowned by family members as “perverts.” A local cafe popular with gays was also set on fire. The AFP reports on the latest of the killings: The bullet-riddled bodies ...

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VT: Marriage Veto Could Come Today

Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas could issue his veto of marriage equality as early as today. The bill passed the state House on Friday and will be reconsidered as a formality tomorrow by both chambers due to new language exempting churches from sanctifying gay unions. The state Senate has more than enough votes to override a veto, but the fight will ...

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Where Things Stand

NPR provides the below map to marriage equality in the United States, now updated to reflect the decision in Iowa. Green states have full marriage equality or civil unions/domestic partnerships, blue states have DOMA-style laws against recognizing same-sex relationships. Go here for the interactive version which explains the situation in each of the striped states, although it could be argued ...

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Iowa Celebrates

Friends and family gathered at the Iowa Supreme Court to celebrate on Friday. Check out Alan Light’s great photos on Flickr. (Via Wayne @ World Of Wonder)

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This Week In Holy Crimes

Here’s a brief little recap of what’s going on out there in church land…. Indiana – Pastor Daniel Moore arrested for sexual misconduct with a minor.Iowa – Pastor James Wiles and wife arrested for financial exploitation and abuse of elderly.Rwanda – Pastor Steven Gatema arrested for murdering business rival.Delaware – Pastor Harry Benson arrested for child molestation.Phoenix – Pastor Charles ...

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Monday: New York Leadership Awards

On Monday the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force hosts its annual New York Leadership Awards. This year’s honorees include designer John Bartlett and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. Tickets available here. My coverage of the 2008 awards is here.

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NYC: Iowa Celebration At Union Square

Last night Dr. Jeff outfitted me in one of his colorful native costumes and we headed to Union Square to join a small but energetic crowd of activists celebrating yesterday’s approval of marriage equality in Iowa. Speakers included heads of several New York-based marriage equality groups, lead by Civil Rights Front activist Heath Tucker who organized several renditions of the ...

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