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Gay Marriage Worth $60M For Maine

A just-released study predicts that same-sex marriage would bolster Maine’s economy by $60M over its first three years. Supporters of a bill to allow gay marriage in the state released the study this week from the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Opponents say the study has come out at a time when people …

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Wal-Mart In Manhattan?

Gotham’s blogs were buzzing this weekend over the rumor that Wal-Mart is looking into leasing the giant Union Square building soon to be vacated by Circuit City and Virgin Megastore. New York Magazine reports that Wal-Mart reps have issued a “non-denial denial” of the story, saying that the discounter has no “announced” plans for a NYC presence. I can only …

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Westboro Pickets Buffalo Funerals

Lead by the local gay activism group OUTSpoken For Equality, hundreds of Buffalo’s citizens blocked Westboro Baptist Church picketers from the view of mourners attending the funerals of residents killed in last week’s horrific plane crash. Westboro’s “Planes Crash, God Laughs” signs were blocked by the now-traditional angel wings invented by Romaine Patterson at Matthew Shepard’s funeral.

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Obama More Admired Than Jesus

According to a new Harris Poll (PDF), Barack Obama is now the person most admired by Americans, pushing Jesus Christ into an inglorious second place. Respondents were allow to provide up to three names and those polled supplied their answers spontaneously; they were not given a list of names to choose from. Somehow Dubya, at #5, beat out God at …

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Father Of Brandon McInerney Arrested

The father of Brandon McInerney, the California student who murdered gay teen Lawrence King, has been arrested on two felony counts of making criminal threats and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime. William Frederick McInerney, 46, had his first court appearance Friday since being arrested Wednesday. He pleaded not guilty, court records show. Judge Colleen Toy White set bail …

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2009 Oscar Winners – Sean Penn And Dustin Lance Black Win For Milk

Sean Penn scored an upset tonight taking Best Actor for Milk. He also probably exploded a few million wingnut craniums with his acceptance speech. HEH. The highlight for me, however, was screenwriter Dustin Lance Black’s eloquent message to the gay youth of America. Best Original ScreenplayDustin Lance Black – Milk!!!!!Best ActressKate Winslet – The ReaderBest ActorSean Penn – Milk!!!!! Best …

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Arkansas: A Symbolic Move For Atheism

Although the Supreme Court ruled it as unconstitutional in 1961, several states’ constitutions still contain (now unenforceable) laws that ban atheists from holding public office. A proposed voter referendum may repeal that archaic law in Arkansas. Amendment 19 of the Arkansas Constitution says “No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments …

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Oscar Odds On Obama Mentions

British online gaming sites are giving odds on how many Oscar winners will mention Barack Obama during their acceptance speech. The odds-on favorite is that no one will. The most interesting of the specials is perhaps the amount of winners that will mention President Barrack Obama in their acceptance speeches. The favourite is no one which is 7/4 with Paddy …

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Italian Pop Star Hijacks Song Festival With Song In Support Of “Ex-Gay” Movement

As gay activists protested outside, wingnut Italian pop star Povia used the nationally televised Sanremo Song Festival to perform his song about an “ex-gay” who finds the love of a woman. Christianist outfit LifeSiteNews exults: “Luca was Gay” recounts the liberation of a psychologically injured man from the homosexual lifestyle. “Luca”, who is believed to be based on the Italian …

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#1 This Week In 1966

This week in 1966, Frank Sinatra’s daughter Nancy scored her only solo #1 hit when These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ spent one week at the top of Billboard’s pop chart. Songwriter Lee Hazelwood told Sinatra to sing the song as if she were a 16 year-old giving the kiss-off to a 40 year-old man. The song’s memorable bass line …

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