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And Now…A Moment Of Silence

Actually, FUCK that. Party on Tarheels!

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BREAKING: Ninth Circuit Lifts Prop 8 Stay, Gay Marriage Returns To California!!!

The Los Angeles Times reports: The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday cleared the way for gay marriages to resume in California. The court lifted its stay on an injunction which ordered state officials to stop enforcing Proposition 8. With the court’s action, counties can now begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses. A spokesman for the U.S. 9th Circuit ...

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NEW YORKERS: Join The Celebration Outside Stonewall At 5:30PM Today

Today’s celebration outside the historic Stonewall Inn begins at 5:30PM.  Expect a huge crowd and prepare to be fabulous.  DOMA champion Edith Windsor will be there! I hope to see a great JMG turnout!

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DOMA HAS BEEN STRUCK DOWN!!!

HISTORY!!! Read the full ruling.

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Maine’s Moment Of Victory

(Tipped by JMG reader Seth)

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Minnesota Marriage Ban LOSES!!!

In a huge “FUCK YOU” to NOM, the Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and one Ms. Kalley Yanta, last night Minnesota voters said “NO” to bigotry. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: “You dug down and fought for love, with love,” Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak told hundreds of amendment opponents gathered at the RiverCentre in St. Paul late Tuesday night. “You ...

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MINNESOTA: General Mills Announces Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Ban!

Minnesotans United announces! Fortune 500 Company General Mills has just announced that the Golden Valley, MN corporation opposes the constitutional amendment seeking to limit the freedom to marry for committed same-sex couples in Minnesota. Sign our petition today thanking General Mills for supporting all Minnesota families! Suck it, NOM!

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Marriage SURVIVES In New Hampshire!

Two HUGE defeats for NOM on the same day! Freedom To Marry exults via press release: Today, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down legislation that would have repealed the state’s two-year-old freedom to marry law along with a key vote to defeat the Bates Amendment, which would have forced a non-binding referendum on marriage onto the November ballot ...

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Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional!!

AGAIN. By a 2-1 vote. More in a moment!

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UPDATE: Washington State Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill 28-21!!!

UPDATE: Under the leadership of openly gay Sen. Ed Murray and with the critical support of several Republican Senators, the bill has passed after failed attempts to attach nasty amendments. One of the failed GOP amendments would have made it legal for any business to discriminate against gay couples. Another would have immediately placed the issue on the November ballot. ...

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VICTORY: Proposition 8 OVERTURNED!!!

Moments ago California’s Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage was OVERTURNED by Judge Vaughn Walker! This is just the beginning of a very long court battle, but for today, let’s CELEBRATE! I’ll update this post shortly with the details of Walker’s ruling. UPDATE: Here is the complete ruling. Feel free to grab my embed for your own sites!Prop 8 Ruling (BIG ...

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BREAKING: Argentina’s Senate APPROVES Marriage Equality 33-27!!!!

Argentina’s Senate has voted 33-27 to APPROVE marriage equality! The bill now goes to the president who has vowed to sign it at once. The debate, which Rex Wockner notes went on for 14 hours, lasted past 4am Buenos Aires time. Shortly after the vote, a massive and delirious crowd outside the chamber broke into dancing and singing. I’ll update ...

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Portugal’s President To Sign Marriage Equality Law

All that pressure from the Vatican was useless. Today Portugal’s President Anibal Cavaco Silva announced that he WILL ratify his nation’s marriage equality law, which was bound for approval whether he vetoed it or not. Interestingly, Silva’s decision comes on the International Day Against Homophobia. The head of state’s decision to permit the enactment of a bill passed by Parliament ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Rachel Maddow

Your tweet of the day, MY tweet of the YEAR.

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Washington: Referendum 71 APPROVED

Washington state’s battle to preserve their new domestic partnerships law has been won. The tally Thursday afternoon saw the vote to approve R-71 widening its lead 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent. That lead now appears insurmountable. The Secretary of State’s Office estimates another 500,000 to 600,000 ballots statewide are still outstanding, with about half expected from King County, where the ...

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Vermont APPROVES Marriage Equality!

By a vote of 100-49 the Vermont House of Representatives has overridden Gov. Jim Douglas’ veto! Marriage equality comes to Vermont! The fourth state to approve same-sex marriage, Vermont is the first to do so legislatively, rather than by judicial fiat. California’s legislature approved same-sex marriage twice, but was vetoed by Gov. Schwarzenegger. GO VERMONT!

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Iowa APPROVES Marriage Equality!!!

This morning the Iowa Supreme Court issued its decision approving marriage equality, making Iowa the first midwestern state to do so. The Iowa Supreme Court this morning struck down a 1998 state law that limits marriage to one man and one woman. The ruling is viewed as a victory for the gay rights movement in Iowa and elsewhere, and a ...

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BUSTED: Sponsor Of TN Marriage Ban

Jeff Miller, the former Tennessee state senator who in 2005 successfully installed that state’s ban on same-sex marriage, was arrested Wednesday for defrauding his home county in his position as tax collector. A press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says that Miller, 46, was indicted on one count of Official Misconduct, one count of Conspiracy to Commit Official ...

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Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye, Dubya

Sing it with me, brothers and sisters!

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Dubya’s Farewell Speech

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