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GLAD Challenges DOMA In Federal Court

The Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) have filed a federal challenge to Section 3 of the Defense Of Marriage Act in a Boston court. GLAD filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court in Boston on behalf of eight married couples and three surviving spouses from Massachusetts who have been denied federal legal protections available to spouses. Two of …

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Sanctity Of Marriage, Vol. 83

If the man you “love” proposes to another woman on national TV, just wait for the next episode, he’ll be back to propose to you. After spending much of Monday night’s two-hour finale debating whether he would propose to Molly or Melissa, Jason popped the question to an elated Melissa, who quickly accepted. But the couple’s seemingly happy ending was …

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Scholars To Boycott New Orleans Convention Over Marriage Rights

A group of scholars from the American Political Science Association have signed on to a boycott of the group’s 2012 convention in New Orleans because Louisiana denies marriage equality to LGBT residents. A 2004 amendment to the Louisiana Constitution denies marriage and “the legal incidents thereof” to same-sex couples. This provision places an affirmative burden on visiting lesbian and gay …

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Craigslist Rentals On Google Maps

Lifehacker reports of a new service that uses Google Maps to plot the locations of available apartments on Craigslist. The two most important things to look for when shopping for a new apartment on Craigslist are price and location. PadMapper maps Craigslist’s apartment listings on a Google Map for an at-a-glance look at available offerings. Previously mentioned MapsKrieg covers the …

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Gays Protest Police Brutality In Beirut

In what at an Arab gay blogger calls a first of its kind for the region, last week Lebanese gays protested recent beatings by local police. The protest was organized by Lebanese LGBT rights group Helem, which reports: Nearly two hundred people gathered yesterday afternoon at the crossroads of Sodeco in Beirut to protest against violations of the rights of …

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Sean Penn Campaigns For Milk Holiday

Fresh off his Oscar win, Sean Penn has joined the reinvigorated campaign to have Harvey Milk Day declared a state holiday in California. Today Penn will appear at a press conference to lobby for Senate Bill 572. The bill would designate May 22 as “a day of special significance in California,” in which public schools would be encouraged “to conduct …

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CA Legislature Passes Resolutions Condemning Prop 8

Yesterday both chambers of California’s legislature passed resolutions declaring that Proposition 8 was an “illegal and unprecedented revision” to the state constitution. The state Senate and Assembly resolutions were both introduced by openly gay men: Sen. Mark Leno (D-SF) and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF). Equality California, via press release: [A] full 17 Senators and 40 Assemblymembers signed on as resolution …

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Cage Match: Maher Vs. Coulter

Is it possible to fill Radio City Music Hall with people willing to pay $50-$180 to hear Bill Maher debate Ann Coulter? Didn’t they date at one time? I think I’d be more interested in watching Janet Reno demolish John Ashcroft. (Tipped by Little David)

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99 Internet Things You Should Have Already Seen

Dramatic chipmunk. We like the moon. Charlie bit me. Tron guy. Leave Britney alone. Spaghetti cat. Chocolate Rain. Asian Backstreet Boys. Evolution Of Dance. OK Go. I like turtles. Numa Numa. Mentos & Diet Coke. Go to Greg Rutter’s “Definitive List Of The 99 Things You Should Have Experienced On The Internet Unless You’re A Loser Or Old Or Something.” …

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