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Someone At The AP Doesn’t Like Us

At the bottom of the Associated Press story I excerpted in the post below this one, readers are directed to three sites: On the Net: Marriage Equality USA: http://www.marriageequality.org Join the Impact: http://jointheimpact.com Family Research Council: http://www.frc.org Family Research Council? Really?

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Hundreds Turned Away At NYC Hall Marriage Protest

As part of Freedom To Marry day, hundreds of gay couples were turned away from New York City Hall this morning when they arrived to demand marriage certificates. Hundreds of same-sex couples seeking to wed were turned away from the city marriage bureau Thursday, part of a nationwide protest aimed at recent decisions restricting the right to marry to a …

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Octomom Goes Begging

That woman with a clown car for a uterus has launched a website asking for cash and baby supply donations. Meanwhile Page Six is claiming that NBC paid up to seven figures for Octomommy’s interview on Tuesday. NBC says “Bullshit, we paid nothing.” And folks in California are going nuts because of this: A big share of the financial burden …

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AIDS Cure Claim From Germany

German doctors are claiming to have cured a man of HIV infection with a stem cell transplant from a person naturally immune to the virus, a process I mentioned here last week. A 42-year-old HIV patient with leukemia appears to have no detectable HIV in his blood and no symptoms after a stem cell transplant from a donor carrying a …

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On Anniversary Of Lawrence King’s Murder Comes New Revelations

Today is the anniversary of gay teen Lawrence King’s murder by fellow classmate Brandon McInerney. Yesterday the prosecutor in the case revealed that according to students, King was not, in fact, sexually harassing McInerney. Lawrence “Larry” King wasn’t sexually harassing fellow eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney in the weeks leading up to King’s shooting death, prosecutors contend in court documents. McInerney …

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HomoQuotable – Evan Wolfson

“As a candidate for the Illinois Senate in 1996, a body in which Lincoln also served, Obama in his own hand supported the Marriage Resolution now on Freedom to Marry’s website. He said, “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.” I believe Lincoln, with today’s understanding of who gay people are, would, too. And …

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Gay Paper Supports End To Canada’s Law Against Hate Speech

A columnist in Canada’s gay magazine Xtra has come out in support of a move by MP Keith Martin to remove the provision against hate speech from the Canada Human Rights Act. Brenda Cossman: [T]he best way to get your opinions about offensive speech into the paper is to bring a human rights complaint trying to censor the offensive speech. …

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Deliciously Gross Food

Unrelated to today’s open thread, you may want to check out This Is Why You’re Fat for photos of “deliciously gross food.” Yeah, I can see myself trying this Krispy Kreme sloppy joe.

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Hungary Tries Again On Domestic Partners

Months after a court struck down a domestic partners act because it was too similar to marriage, which their constitution holds is only for a man and a woman, the Hungarian government is trying again. The Hungarian Government has approved a new bill on registered partnerships. It replaces a previous law on registered partnership that was struck down by the …

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Mormongate

Californians Against Hate executive director Fred Karger is relentless. The money war over Proposition 8 shows no signs of letting up. Opponents of the measure, which banned gay marriage in California, said today that they plan to file a second complaint with the state alleging the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints deliberately did not disclose its financial contributions …

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