Monthly Archives: June 2009

HomoQuotable – Karen Ocamb

“With all due respect to Cleve Jones and David Mixner, who I’ve known and covered for many years, I think we seriously need to question the wisdom of convening a march on Washington this October. Yes, LGBT people are angry and disappointed that President Barack Obama hasn’t lived up to his promises and our expectations – something David knows about …

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Washington DC Ministers “Declare War”, File Challenge To Marriage Recognition

Lead by Bishop Harry Jackson, a coalition of black ministers based in the Washington DC area have filed a formal request for a citywide referendum to block the city from recognizing same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions. In paperwork filed with the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, the group Stand 4 Marriage D.C. said it wants to begin the process …

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President Reacts To Current Event

Within hours of the murder of Dr. George Tiller, President Obama issued a statement calling the crime “heinous” and expressing “shock” and “outrage.” The president was equally quick to react to last week’s Prop 8 ruling. Wait, what?

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Wednesday: Immigration Equality Bill Faces Senate Judiciary Review

On Wednesday the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear the Uniting American Families Act, a bill that would allow LGBT Americans to sponsor foreign spouses for immigration to the United States. Just like the straighties! Over on Free Republic, the bill is being called the Importing Filthy Disease-Ridden Queers Act. Of course.

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Jim Carrey On Prop 8

At last night’s MTV Movie Awards, Jim Carrey did a cute bit while accepting his award for Best Comedy Performance. Referencing the “good-looking kid from Twilight,” Carrey said, “Mmm, mmm, mmm. Somebody please overturn Prop 8.”

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The Tiller-O’Reilly Connection

After Dr. George Tiller was murdered in his church yesterday, all eyes turned to Bill O’Reilly, who has railed against Tiller on his show 28 times since 2005. Via Salon: But there’s no other person who bears as much responsibility for the characterization of Tiller as a savage on the loose, killing babies willy-nilly thanks to the collusion of would-be …

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NH Gov OK With New Marriage Bill

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch says that he is satisfied that his conditions have been met regarding the new wording on that state’s marriage equality bill. On Friday a conference committee of the New Hampshire House and Senate reached a compromise agreement and Saturday Governor John Lynch told NewsNine it appears that lawmakers are meeting his demands for more protections …

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Adam Kokesh Announces Bid For Congress

Noted Iraq war veteran and anti-war activist Adam Kokesh is running for Congress in his home state of New Mexico. You may recall that when I last posted photos of Kokesh protesting at former U.S. Attorney General Albert Gonzales’ congressional hearings, some of you had a slight swooning problem. (Via JMG reader Bernie)

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At The Queens Marriage Rally

About 2500 activists turned out in Astoria, Queens yesterday to pressure state Sen. George Onorado to change his mind about marriage equality. In this clip, Donna Lieberman from the NYCLU addresses the crowd. A new site MarriageNY has been created for contacting members of the New York Senate.

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Air France Jet Feared Crashed Off Brazil

An Air France jet with 228 people on board is feared to have crashed in the ocean off the coast of Brazil. Two Brazilian squadrons are searching for the plane, although it disappeared after it left the country’s radar space, said the officer, who declined to be named. The flight, AF 447, took off shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday local …

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Maine’s Anti-Gay Petition Drive Begins

Rev. Bob Emrich is telling news outlets that his group has distributed over 5000 petitions to repeal Maine’s new marriage equality law. Just over 55,000 signatures are required to place the issue on the Maine ballot and Emrich is suggesting that Mainers host petition-signing open houses and parties. “Hey, folks! We’re havin’ a hate party! Y’all come on by.”

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Maryland AG Considers Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages From Other States

The attorney general of Maryland is looking into allowing the state to recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions. Maryland law defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. But the state also sticks to a long-standing legal principle that generally acknowledges couples married elsewhere. Attorney General Doug Gansler’s office is expected to issue an opinion in the …

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Illinois: No Vote On Civil Unions

Despite the clever move of attaching civil unions to a “shell bill”, the Illinois House did not get around to voting on the issue before the close of the current session late last night, despite the bill passing in the state Senate earlier in the day. The bill will be resubmitted in the next session, which will give anti-gay forces …

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Parkour King Damien Walters

Wikipedia: Parkour derives from parcours du combattant, the classic obstacle course method of military training.

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Domestic Partnerships For Nevada

One day after the Nevada Senate overrode Gov. Jim Gibbons’ veto of their domestic partners bill, the state Assembly did the same. The deadline to pass the legislation was today, Monday June 1st, and both chambers of the state legislature worked through the weekend to achieve this major win for LGBT Nevadans. In what supporters are calling a historic moment, …

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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days… Minnesota: Rev. Donald Dean Budd convicted of two counts of felony sexual misconduct.Utah: Pastor William J. Blanscet charged with exposing himself over a webcam to who he thought was a 13 year-old girl.Pennsylvania: Pastor Guy Carlton Jones sentenced to three years in state prison for attempted sexual conduct with an 8 year-old girl. Bonus: Jones …

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