Wednesday, November 07, 2012

NOM's Frank Schubert Has The Sadz

"I am, of course, very disappointed with the very narrow defeat it appears we’ve suffered in each of these four states. It appears that we have lost by a point or two in each state. It’s important to consider that these battles occurred in a very difficult political landscape. We were contesting in four deep blue states and were outspent very badly in all of them – at least four-to-one, and greater in some states. I have to accept that losing in this very difficult political environment was always a real possibility.

"I firmly reject the spin surely to come that this result signals a fundamental shift in American opinion in support of gay marriage. It means that we very narrowly lost four difficult contests in four very deep blue states after being badly outspent. Despite the outcome, I am extremely grateful to all the donors, volunteers, staff, vendors and committee members who were part of our team. I am honored to have played a role in these campaigns to preserve marriage in America. It is an institution worth defending, and I look forward to continuing to play a role in this historic debate." - Frank Schubert, the creator of NOM's lying ads from coast to coast, via press release. (Via Good As You)

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Family Research Council: Christians Must Commit Civil Disobedience Over Marriage

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Jesus Jesus Bo-Besus

Not that we needed another laugh today, but the One Million Moms are angry! About something!
Dear Joe, every night on TV and every week in the movie theaters, the name of Jesus is being used not to refer to God's Son, but rather as a curse and swear word. The Bible says this is wrong! The Ten Commandments clearly proclaim, "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain." In the USA Network's show "Suits," the name of Jesus is blasphemed and hauled through the sewer constantly. And even ONCE is too much. Now suddenly in the second season, the characters are all dragging Jesus' name through the mud! This is typical of current television, and our children are being desensitized by it so that some don't even recognize blasphemy when they hear it. God is never glorified when his Son's name is taken in vain. You and I cannot let this continue. One Million Moms intends to do something about it.
Banana-fanna-fo-Fesus! Consuela!

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Tweet Of The Day - Gov. Martin O'Malley

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Marriage Win Declared In Washington!!!

Via press release from Washington United:
After crunching numbers throughout the night, Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition which built an historic statewide campaign, from a record-setting donor base to an unprecedented GOTV effort, all to defend the freedom to marry, today announced that Referendum 74 will be approved by voters.  “This is a clear win,” said WUM campaign manager Zach Silk. “We have run the numbers every which way, and we can now confidently say that we have won. This is an historic day for Washington, an historic day for our country and, most of all, for families across the state who have dreamed of this day and the wedding celebrations to come.”
Four for FOUR!!!

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Friday In New York City: Blowoff To Raise Money For Ali Forney Center

The favorite traveling party of dancing bears nationwide, Blowoff lumbers its sweaty, furry, beer-soaked self back to New York City this Friday at the Highline Ballroom. And this time, DJs Bob Mould and Rich Morel have a special message:
For the last seven years, the Ali Forney Center has helped LGBT youth who have been displaced for many reasons. Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy destroyed the drop-in center in Chelsea. And now they need our help more than ever. Rich and I are grateful for the support NYC has given BLOWOFF. This Friday we're donating a portion of our proceeds to the Ali Forney Center. Thanks for letting us be a small part of your community. We're proud of you all! Bob + Rich
Ali Forney's now-destroyed drop-in center was just a few blocks from the Highline, which was undamaged. In addition to Blowoff's generous donation, staffers from Ali Forney will be on hand during the party to answer questions and accept donations from attendees.  Tuck an extra $20 into your boot, Daddy! 

Doors open at 11:30pm and advance tickets are recommended.  Between Hurricane Sandy's cancellation of all those Halloween events and the celebratory mood over the election, you can expect that this party will sell out.

RELATED: For the next 24 hours GLAAD is giving their text-to-donate number over for the use of Ali Forney Center.  Text "GLAAD" to 80888 to send $10 by phone.  Credit card donations can be made on the AFC's site.

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AFER's Matt Baume Celebrates

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Maine's Bishop Malone Has The Sadz

"I am deeply disappointed that a majority of Maine voters have redefined marriage from what we have understood it to be for millennia by civilizations and religions around the world. I trust that those who voted for such a radical change did so out of concern for our brothers and sisters who struggle with same-sex attraction. Respect and acceptance of all people regardless of sexual orientation is not a point of controversy. It is a teaching of the Church, but so is the authentic meaning and definition of marriage. That is why the Catholic Church will continue its commitment to work for the basic human rights to which all people are entitled, while remaining devoted to preserving and strengthening the precious gift of marriage." - Bishop Richard Malone,  writing on the official site of the Diocese of Portland.

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Homocon Loses San Diego Mayoral Race

GOP homocon Carl DeMaio, who refused to take a public stance on marriage equality or Proposition 8, and who was loudly booed during this year's pride parade, has lost his bid for mayor of San Diego.
DeMaio conceded shortly after 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, saying: "It’s time for all sides to come together and put the best interest of San Diego first." DeMaio dropped from a lead at about midnight, dropping 1 percent as more precincts reported. Then, at about 12:40 a.m., Filner jumped to lead the race with just over a 2,000-vote lead. Filner has 51 percent and DeMaio had 49 percent of votes. There are still more than 475,000 absentee and provisional ballots that need to be counted. The San Diego County Registrar said the final tally will be Thursday by 5 p.m.
San Diego Mayor-Elect Bob Filner is a nine-term Democratic U.S. Congressman who supports full LGBT equality.  He has a 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign. (Tipped by JMG reader Damon)

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Nate Silver's Map Vs The Result

Silver's prediction is on top.

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Update From Washington United

I haven't posted anything on Washington state because we still don't know the final result. (Stop the emails!) As Washington United notes above, things do look promising but there are still over a million ballots to be accounted for. We may have the call later today, maybe not.

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S O H N - The Wheel

I came across this yesterday and probably played it two dozen times during last night's election madness. Prefix Mag nails their review:
London-bred, Vienna-based talent S O H N has had us transfixed with pretty much everything he's released so far; last month's "Red Lines" in particular. Today the singer/songwriter/producer debuts his very first music video, pairing his melancholy number, "The Wheel"—one he describes as "a big sigh"—with vintage footage of natural wonders, machinery and space launches. It's all one big metaphor for the movement the song engenders—our emotions included.
There's no easy category for The Wheel, but it very much evokes the same feeling I had for Olive's monster 1996 drum & bass track, You're Not Alone.  Definitely will be in my year-end top ten.

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Condoms Bill Passes In LA County

Yesterday Los Angeles County voters approved the measure mandating the usage of condoms in all porn productions.
The measure garnered 55.9% of the vote after a hard-fought campaign. "This is a major referendum on the subject of safer sex," said AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein. The measure is sponsored by the foundation, which has been pushing for years to protect adult-film performers from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Under the measure, the cost of the law would be paid for by porn producers, who would have to purchase a public health permit, much like tattoo parlors. Violators would be subject to fines and misdemeanor criminal charges. Weinstein said the question now is whether the adult-film industry and the county government will cooperate. "We have shown our resolve that we are not going to give up on this issue," he said. "Now that the people have spoken so overwhelmingly, it is the responsibility for the Board of Supervisors and the county Health Department to act immediately to enforce this law.”
Porn producers, who largely opposed the bill, say the public should trust them to be self-policing on the issue as they routinely test performers for HIV and other STDs. That claim, however, lost a lot of traction this summer when a straight male porn actor was exposed for having falsified a report noting his positive syphilis diagnosis and shooting several scenes anyway.  Industry observers expect some porn companies to merely relocate outside of the country limits.

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NOM Blames It On The Money

NOM has posted an official reaction to last night.
Despite the fact that NOM was able to contribute a record amount to the campaigns (over $5.5 million), we were still heavily outspent, by a margin of at least four-to-one. We were fighting the entirety of the political establishment in most of the states, including sitting governors in three of the states who campaigned heavily for gay marriage. Our opponents and some in the media will attempt to portray the election results as a changing point in how Americans view gay marriage, but that is not the case. Americans remain strongly in favor of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The election results reflect the political and funding advantages our opponents enjoyed in these very liberal states.  Though we are disappointed over these losses, we remain faithful to our mission and committed to the cause of preserving marriage as God designed it. Marriage is a true and just cause, and we will never abandon the field of battle just because we experienced a setback. There is much work to do, and we begin that process now.
What "work" will that now be, exactly?

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Maggie Has The Sadz

"The Obama electorate defeated marriage. I’m guessing we lose at least three of tonight’s four races, and maybe four of the four. We were outspent eight-to-one — and no one was willing to speak for marriage, while the whole Democratic establishment and Hollywood campaigned for marriage. Last night really is a big loss, no way to spin it." - Maggie Gallagher, writing for the National Review.

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Glenn Beck: The Body Of America Is Even Sicker That I Had Feared

Right Wing Watch observes that last night Glenn Beck broke his 40-day "Stop Obama" fast and served ice cream to his show guests as the election returns began to come it. But Beck should have served Rocky Road, because things got quite grim at the end of the end. 

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Brian Brownshirt Concedes Defeats

"It’s very, very close, but look at the numbers in Maryland that went for Obama, and look at the numbers for us. They barely won. We won by a much larger margin than Mitt Romney or any of the Republicans." - Hate group leader Brian Brown, conceding defeat to the Washington Post.   Earlier today NOM deleted the "we're gonna win" post that had been at the top of their blog all week, possibly because last night some rotten homofascist blogger repeatedly tweeted its link with an invitation to engage in some end zone ball-spiking in the comments.

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Abortion Foes Legitimately Defeated

Embiggen and enjoy. (Photo via JMG reader ZhyKitty)

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Quote Of The Day - Chris Kluwe

"I would like to thank every single person that helped defeat the same-sex marriage ban in Minnesota, as well as every person who contributed to passing marriage-equality legislation in Maryland and Maine and (likely) Washington. Together, we made a statement that America is tired of division. America is tired of discrimination, of exclusion, and of unthinking oppression—the belief that people have to live their lives according to someone else's views rather than their own free will.

"Together, we made sure that the world our children will grow up in is one step closer to tolerance, love, and equality; a world where our children can make their own choices instead of being shackled to dusty hate from the past. Together, we showed this nation that a polity functions best when it includes all of its citizens, when it celebrates their differences as part of one glorious whole, when it synthesizes a wide assortment of cultures and beliefs under the guiding principles of freedom and happiness for everyone.

"Together, we can approach the work still at hand. We can face the continuous fight for equality that every society must wage each generation. We may not know the specifics until they’re upon us, but the underlying foundation is always the same—living your own life vs. someone else making your choices for you.

"Together, we can promote free will over oppression. We can treat others the way we want to be treated, with dignity and respect. We can work together to find common ground, despite our differences, and build a stable, nurturing society. There is work yet to be done, but we passed an important milestone today. Ten, 15, 20 years from now, when our children ask us, 'What did you do when it came time to fight for someone else?,' we can tell them about Minnesota and Maryland and Maine, states where people finally said: Enough.

"Enough with the hate. Enough with the bigotry. Enough with the discrimination. We are all Americans, and we are all in this together. Without each other, we have nothing." - Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, writing for Slate.

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Photo Of The Day - Fox Anchors

(Via JMG reader Paul)

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin Gives Victory Speech

(Via Towleroad)

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Anti-Gay Michigan Mayor FIRED!!!

Troy, Michigan Mayor Janice Daniels, who says that gay people are "mentally disordered," has been recalled by voters.  Daniels told the press that her anti-gay attitude actually made people want to move to Troy.  Looks like somebody else will be moving instead. (Tipped by JMG reader Joshua)

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HomoconQuotable - Jimmy LaSalvia

"We congratulate Barack Obama on his win. The President performed a spectacular political sleight of hand in this election. Instead of this election being a referendum on his failed record on jobs and the economy, Obama and his campaign successfully made this about side-show issues and the culture wars." - GOProud head Jimmy LaSalvia, whose slate of endorsed candidates largely went down in self-loathing flames.

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The Castro Celebrates

Photo by Steve Heist.

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Celebration In DC

Filmed on DC's homo-heavy U Street.

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Freepers React To Marriage Wins

You knew I couldn't resist this, right? From just one of many threads on Free Republic:

-"Get ready for God’s wrath. The people are chosing Satan’s finest, and God’s going to give them what they voted for."

-"God’s wrath is already here. Obama is our punishment.  America in the next four years is going to be destroyed."

-"This is worse than Obama winning. Our country embraces evil."

-"The battle of Gog and Magog is near. Ezekiel chapters 37-39 covers all this."

-"Disgusting!  What’s next, now are we discriminating against polygamists, pedophiles, beastialitites, or people that just want to assign their stuff to each other to avoid taxation and get a grab on benefits that were reserved for children of what used to be called normal families?  SICK SICK SICK!!!  What a filthy night this election is."

-"It seems like overnight, we fell off the knife edge, on the communist side, and now every strand of moral fabric in this country is falling apart!"

-"Expect a gargantuan push to counterfeit marriage in Minnesota now, either through an eventual Demonicrat legislature, or from a dictatorial court."

Ah, satisfying.

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The Sweet Sound Of The Waambulance

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Is Nate Silver A Witch?

The website Is Nate Silver A Witch has issued its final ruling. "While we on the Is Nate Silver a Witch editorial board are strict rationalists, Mr Silver’s performance has been uncanny enough to raise small but significant doubts as to whether his methodology is entirely of this world. We are following the situation closely." Silver is gonna get SO much ass this weekend.

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President Obama's Victory Speech

It was a fantastic speech.

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Minnesota Marriage Ban LOSES!!!

In a huge "FUCK YOU" to NOM, the Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and one Ms. Kalley Yanta, last night Minnesota voters said "NO" to bigotry. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports:
"You dug down and fought for love, with love," Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak told hundreds of amendment opponents gathered at the RiverCentre in St. Paul late Tuesday night. "You understood compassion. This wound up being one of the most inspirational things that's ever happened in Minnesota. Minnesota is going to be the state that's going to show the country exactly what Minnesota values are all about." An early and vocal opponent of the amendment, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton said "Minnesota is better than this" and criticized the ballot initiative as the "wrong way to lead, the wrong way to govern."
This one may be the sweetest of all and it's not even technically a "win."  I'll have a roundup of shocked hate groups later today, bet on it.

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Teabagger War Criminal Allen West LOSES

Tea Party freshman Rep. Allen West, the war criminal who famously claimed that there are 80 communists posing as Democrats in the U.S. House, won't have to sit with those pinkos any more.
Rep. Allen West (Fla.) lost to Democrat Patrick Murphy in one of the closest, nastiest races in the nation, according to MSNBC election projections. Despite out-raising Murphy nearly 5-to-1 and launching biting attacks on the Democrat, West fell short by just over 1,000 votes, with 97 percent of Florida's 18th District reporting, according to MSNBC. West, a Tea Party favorite, had not conceded, and it was unclear whether he would request a recount.
You know West won't be able to resist the drama and martyrdom of a recount demand.

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Homocon Richard Tisei Loses House Bid

Massachusetts homocon Richard Tisei (above right) has narrowly lost his bid to become the first out-before-elected GOP member of the U.S. House.
Despite a deluge of outside spending and a withering challenge from a longtime state legislator, US Representative John F. Tierney held on Tuesday to win a ninth term, prevailing by the narrowest margin since his first race. With 98 percent of the vote counted, the Democratic incumbent was ahead of Richard Tisei, 48 percent to 47 percent, in the North Shore’s Sixth Congressional District, holding on in a House race ranked by Politico as one of the country’s 10 nastiest. It was one of the country’s most expensive House races. Tierney, speaking to reporters in the Hawthorne Hotel in downtown Salem, declared victory.

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Victoria Jackson Is Disgusted

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Iowa's Justice Wiggins WINS Retention

All of those "Dump Wiggins" bus tours and nasty television ads by NOM and the FRC did little to convince Iowa's voters, who today resoundingly affirmed their faith in Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins by an almost ten-point margin.  Ooh, this one's really gotta hurt!

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Romney Gives Concession Speech

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Rep. Jared Polis Wins Re-Election

Openly gay Rep. Jared Polis has won a third term in the U.S. House.  And the hits keep coming!

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Marriage Win Declared In Maryland!!!

The final tally is not yet in and the margin remains slim, but several major LGBT rights organizations are claiming victory for marriage in Maryland. Via Marylanders For Marriage Equality:
Voters approved Question 6, the Civil Marriage Protection Act, paving the way for gay and lesbian couples to receive a marriage license beginning in January. Tonight is the first time in history any state has voted on and passed marriage equality on the ballot. Fairness and equality under the law won tonight,” said Josh Levin, campaign manager for Marylanders for Marriage Equality. “We’re sure to feel the ripples of this monumental victory across the country for years to come.” Question 6 protects religious freedom of churches and clergy. No church or clergy member will have to perform any marriage they don’t want to. Legislatures and courts have legalized marriage equality in six states and the District of Columbia. Maryland is the first state to legalize same-sex marriage through a vote of the people. “This victory would not have been possible without the unparalleled leadership of Governor O’Malley, resolve of the LGBT Caucus in the legislature, and the full-court press by the Human Rights Campaign, which has been here day in and day out for more than a year working for full equality.”
The ACLU and the Human Rights Campaign have issued similar statements.

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Marriage Win Declared In Maine!!!

All the votes are not yet in and the margin is only a few points at this writing, but virtually all of the LGBT orgs and the Portland Press-Herald are calling it a WIN. More LGBT history, right here in your FACES, Brian and Maggie! Via press release from Freedom To Marry:
Maine today became the first state to approve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples through a majority vote on a ballot measure. Maine is expected to begin issuing marriage licenses in mid-December. “Today, a majority in Maine voted in favor of loving and committed same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry,” said Freedom to Marry National Campaign Director Marc Solomon. “Now the commitment gay and lesbian couples have made in life will be respected equally under the law, celebrated before their loved ones, and called what it is: marriage.” “It’s hard to overstate the national significance of this vote,” Solomon continued. “For years, our opponents have argued that we could not win a majority vote at the ballot. Today, Maine voters proved them wrong, standing up for the Golden Rule and for freedom for all Mainers.”

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Sean Patrick Maloney WINS House Seat

Openly gay former Clinton White House staffer Sean Patrick Maloney has won his U.S. House bid against first-term teabagger Rep. Nan Hayworth. The hits keep coming!

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Evening View

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Anti-Gay Linda Lingle LOSES Senate Bid

Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle, who once compared same-sex marriage to incest and who cruelly called in LGBT advocates only so she could veto a civil unions bill in their presence, has LOST her bid for the U.S. Senate.  Welcome, Sen. Mazie Hirono, who DOES support your full civil equality.

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Barack Obama REELECTED

All the networks including Fox News have called it. Congratulations to everybody here, this arguably means more to us that to anybody else.

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SENATOR Tammy Baldwin!!!

After an early bit of gun-jumping by the Associated Press, finally Fox News and the Victory Fund are calling it for Tammy Baldwin, our nation's FIRST out U.S. Senator.  You're looking at LGBT history, folks!

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Akin And Mourdock Lose Senate Races

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Senator Elizabeth Warren!!!

And GOProud's hero Scott Brown goes down!

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Alan Grayson Returns To Congress

The Orlando Sentinel just called it.  One of the loudest, smartest, and most progressive members of the U.S. House is BACK.

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Linda McMahon Loses Senate Race

Hello, Sen. Chris Murphy!

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Election Results Open Thread

I'll keep this post at the top of the blog for the rest of night.  Feel free to trade turnout reports, exit polls, local and state decisions, or whatever other election news you hear.  Cross your fingers, kids.  It might be over soon, but thanks to Ohio we could also be in for another lengthy period with no declared winner.

UPDATE: At this posting, the above is the headline by closet case homocon Matt Drudge.

UPDATE II: The polls close in Maine and Maryland at 8pm. We should have some word on their marriage battles within an hour or so afterward.

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Slovakia Rejects Civil Partnerships

The Slovakian Parliament today rejected a civil partnerships bill after hearing strong opposition from the Catholic Church.
During two days of heated debate, conservatives accused the opposition of blasphemy, and said granting same-sex relationships equivalent legal status as heterosexual marriage was against traditional family values and a risk for society. Only 14 of 129 deputies present voted to send the bill to a second reading, 94 were against and 20 abstained. "The purpose of the official recognition of same-sex partnerships' legitimacy is the fulfilment of these people's love and responsible relationships," said opposition Freedom and Solidarity party member Martin Poliacik, co-author of the bill, in his opening speech to parliament last week. Replying for the Christian Democrats, also an opposition party, Pavol Hrusovsky, former speaker of the house, said: "This draft law, ladies and gentlemen, is an insane legislative attempt to crash the entire legal system." "This is something that is unprecedented," he said. "You are trying to change the face of this country."
This was the third attempt since 1997 to pass the bill.

RELATED: In 2010 Slovakia's first-ever gay pride parade was cancelled after dozens of skinheads and neo-Nazis pelted participants with rocks, eggs, and a tear gas grenade.  No parades have been held since then.

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NYC: Bloomberg Orders Parks & Beaches Closed Ahead Of Coming Nor'Easter

Here we go again?

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Hate Groups Continue "Riot" Meme

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Tony Perkins: If Obama Loses, God Will Decide Not To Destroy America

But it will only be a "reprieve" from judgment!

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Empire State Lights To Announce Winner

CNN has an agreement with the owners of the Empire State Building in which the iconic landmark will switch its colors to all red or all blue the moment the cable network calls the winner.

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Spanish High Court Upholds Gay Marriage

Last November when Spain's anti-gay Popular Party swept the Socialists out of power, there was a great deal of concern that same-sex marriage would be repealed.  Worry no more!
Spain's Constitutional Court upheld the legality of the country's gay marriage law on Tuesday, rejecting an appeal contending that marriage in the Spanish constitution means only the union of a man and woman. The county's top court voted 8-3 to dismiss the appeal of the conservative Popular Party filed shortly after Spain became the world's third country to approve gay marriage. Spain's Parliament passed the gay marriage law in 2005 when it was Socialist-controlled, with Popular Party deputies opposed. The Popular Party took power late last year after the Socialists were ousted over their handling of the economy.
Let's call this the FIRST good news of the day.

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Will Brian Brownshirt Cry Again Today?

Graphic by Scott Wooledge.

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Hate Group Leader Bradlee Dean Must Cough Up Rachel Maddow's Legal Fees

Back in July, I reported that Minnesota radio host and hate group leader Bradlee Dean had lost his libel suit against Rachel Maddow for reporting that he had called for the executions of homosexuals. The judge also then ruled that Dean must pay Maddow's legal fees. Today we learn that Dean's motion to stay the payment order has been denied. Dean has until November 13th to show the court that he has paid Maddow $24,625.23. Now we'll see if Bradlee Dean will go to jail rather than obey the judgment. Embiggen the below order for details.
(Tipped by JMG reader Ken)

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