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California Approves Gay Marriage. Again.

For the second time, today the California legislature approved same-sex marriage. And Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to veto the gay marriage bill as he did in 2005. He has until October 14th to sign or veto. California presently permits same-sex couples to register as domestic partners. Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors said, “We call on the governor to …

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Tomorrow: Blowoff NYC

Justice, MSTRKRFT, SebastiAn, and Van She are among the cutting edge dance artists you’ll hear tomorrow night when Bob Mould and Rich Morel at long last bring Blowoff, their smash monthly dance party, to NYC’s Highline Ballroom. After years of blowing the roof off DC’s cavernous 9:30 Club, the party’s highly-anticipated NYC debut has Gotham buzzing. It appears that every …

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Broadway Friday

– NY Times former theater critic Frank Rich, once known as the “Butcher of Broadway”, will appear on David Letterman tonight to promote the paperback release of his hit book, The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth in Bush’s America. For better or worse, Rich is “credited” with bringing Disney to Broadway, after his column “The …

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Talkin’ About The Car Wash

This Sunday beginning at 2pm, the New York boys of Leather will stage their annual car wash on Chelsea’s W.28th Street in front of the Eagle. Put some bling back in your hooptie and help benefit the National Coalition For Sexual Freedom. Plus you’ll get to ogle all dem wet leather boys. There ain’t no tellin’ who you might meet. …

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Federal Judge Weakens Patriot Act

Portions of the Patriot Act were struck down as unconstitutional today. U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero ordered the FBI to cease issuing the “national security letters” [NSL’s] used to secretly demand customer information from internet providers, banks, and phone companies – demands made without a court order or subpoena. In his 106-page ruling, Marrero says the letters violate both the …

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Feds To Approve New Merck HIV Med

Federal advisers have cleared the way for the FDA to approve Merck’s latest HIV medication, Isentress, which works by attacking integrase, one of the three enzymes used by HIV to replicate and infect cells. Isentress was created for patients who have developed resistance to other drugs and will be the first of a new class of meds called integrase inhibitors. …

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He Means It This Time, Probably

Larry Craig sent word today that he will be resigning after all, this time for real real. His “top spokesman” (hah!) said today, “The most likely scenario, by far, is that by October there will be a new senator from Idaho.” The spokesman also said that the only circumstances in which Craig might try to complete his term would require …

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Open Thread Thursday

What’s your favorite off-the-beaten-path place to take visitors to your town?  I like to walk my visitors around the perimeter of Roosevelt Island.  What’s your favorite free or cheap thing to do with guests? For folks visiting Manhattan, I think nothing beats the Staten Island Ferry.

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Wingnuts: Them Dems Got Good Gaydar

I yoinked the above from WingNutDaily, who are losing their shit that Larry Craig might un-resign. Today Craig’s lawyers delivered a letter to the Senate Ethics Committee saying his arrest was “wholly unrelated to his Senate duties” and therefore they should reject the complaint against him. GOP honchos were caught completely by surprise with Craig’s announcement that he might not …

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