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Their Love Is Golden

This will warm even the most cynical of hearts, even mine. John Cook and Waverly Cole are doing what they’ve been doing for 50 years — traveling, enjoying the company of friends and giving to charitable causes. Cook, an 88-year-old retired teacher and school counselor, and Cole, a 78-year-old retired physician, are poised to celebrate their 50th anniversary April 15 …

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HomoQuotable – John Waters

“I don’t think my generation is better or had it better. The one thing you’ll never see again—and I’m not so sure it’s bad you missed it—was the sexual revolution. You can’t imagine what it was like to go home and have sex with someone different every day … People really did! In Provincetown there was a bar called Piggies, …

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Gay Group Honors Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu will receive the 2008 Outspoken Award from the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission. The executive director of the IGLHRC, Paula Ettelbrick, says, “Archbishop Tutu’s vision of a world in which human rights are respected has always explicitly included LGBT people, despite the fierce opposition he has faced from his peers and colleagues. He has challenged political …

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Majority Support For Vermont Marriage

Support for gay marriage in Vermont is now in the majority. A majority of nearly 7,000 Vermonters completing opinion surveys on Town Meeting Day said they favor same-sex marriage. 54-percent said they support allowing gay couples to marry while 37-percent were opposed. That represents an 8-per cent jump in support for same-sex marriage in the last year, noted Johnson State …

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Brazilian Court Orders Wealthy American To Pay Palimony

An interesting development from Brazil. A court in Brazil has ruled that a married American man must share part of his wealth with a Brazilian man with whom he had a four year relationship. The Court of Justice in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, a state that legalized civil unions in 2004, recognized that the US citizen …

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The Long Defeat

From David Brooks in the NY Times: In short, Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects continue to dim. The door is closing. Night is coming. The end, however, is not near. Last week, an important Clinton adviser told Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen (also of Politico) that Clinton had no more than a 10 percent chance of getting the nomination. Now, she’s …

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The Pregnant Husband

A transgender man, legally male and legally married to a woman, is carrying the couple’s baby. To our neighbors, my wife, Nancy, and I don’t appear in the least unusual. To those in the quiet Oregon community where we live, we are viewed just as we are — a happy couple deeply in love. Our desire to work hard, buy …

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Hillary On Rev. Wright

Hillary Clinton says that wouldn’t have stayed in Rev. Wright’s congregation. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a wide-ranging interview today with Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporters and editors, said she would have left her church if her pastor made the sort of inflammatory remarks Sen. Barack Obama’s former pastor made. “He would not have been my pastor,” Clinton said. “You don’t choose …

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The Bullied Boy

Bullies don’t care if you’re actually gay. In ninth grade, a couple of the same boys started a Facebook page called “Every One That Hates Billy Wolfe.” It featured a photograph of Billy’s face superimposed over a likeness of Peter Pan, and provided this description of its purpose: “There is no reason anyone should like billy he’s a little bitch. …

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H&R Block: No Online Returns
For Civil Unioned

Via the ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union sent a demand letter to H&R Block today demanding that it change its online tax preparation system to accommodate gay couples in Connecticut with civil unions. The ACLU is representing a couple with a civil union who attempted to file their taxes on the company’s website through their online service, TaxCut Online, …

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