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  • Judge Gives Immigrant in Same-Sex Marriage a Reprieve From Deportation

    05/07/2011 3:47:16 PM PDT · by billorites · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 6, 2011 | Julia Preston
    An immigration judge in Newark on Friday suspended the deportation of a Venezuelan man who is married to an American man, responding to an unusual signal this week from the Obama administration that it is exploring legal avenues for recognizing same-sex marriages in immigration cases. The Venezuelan, Henry Velandia, had been awaiting the hearing with dread, since immigration authorities had said it was the last step before his deportation. Mr. Velandia, a dancer, was legally married last year in Connecticut to Josh Vandiver, a graduate student at Princeton. Mr. Velandia was denied legal residency as Mr. Vandiver’s spouse because under...
  • Navy Authorizes Chaplains to Perform Same-Sex ‘Marriages’ in Naval Chapels

    05/09/2011 6:16:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 120 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/9/2011 | Pete Winn
    ( – Anticipating the elimination of the military ban on homosexuality, the Office of the Chief of Navy Chaplains has decided that same-sex couples in the Navy will be able to get married in Navy chapels, and that Navy chaplains will be allowed to perform the ceremonies -- if homosexual marriage is legal in the state where the unions are to be performed.The advisory came in the form of an April 13 memo issued to all chaplains, in which the Chief of Navy Chaplains, Admiral Michael Tidd, said the Chaplain Corps was revising its Tier I training manuals, which had...
  • Local high school seeks principal by advertising in hardcore homosexual newspaper!

    05/09/2011 9:54:50 AM PDT · by massmike · 67 replies ^ | 05/09/2011 | n/a
    How radical and severely anti-family have some public school systems become? Much more than you can imagine. The town of Milton, Massachusetts is advertising in a hardcore homosexual newspaper for a new principal for Milton High School. The newspaper Bay Windows, published in Boston, has a history of perversion, anti-Catholic bigotry, hatred of traditional values, and general disgusting content. Over the years it has published some of the most vile anti-parent articles you could imagine.
  • More DOMA Sabotage by Eric Holder

    05/09/2011 10:12:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    NRO ^ | May 9, 2011 | Ed Whelan
    When Attorney General Eric Holder announced the Obama administration’s decision to stop pretending to defend the Defense of Marriage Act against challenges in court, he maintained that the executive branch would continue to enforce DOMA. A mere two months after making that commitment, Holder brazenly violated it. And he’s now trying to cover up that fact. Let’s run through the specifics: 1. In his February 23 letter to Congress setting forth the Obama administration’s decision to stop defending DOMA, Holder made clear that the executive branch would nevertheless continue to enforce DOMA: Notwithstanding [the] determination [not to defend Section...
  • Class sex toy demonstration causes controversy

    03/02/2011 12:22:36 PM PST · by Thebaddog · 85 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Northwestern ^ | 3.2.11 | Patrick Svitek
    Northwestern students and administrators are defending an explicit after-class demonstration involving a woman being publicly penetrated by a sex toy on stage in the popular Human Sexuality course last week. The optional presentation last Monday, attended by about 120 students, featured a naked non-student woman being repeatedly sexually stimulated to the point of orgasm by the sex toy, referred to as a "f**ksaw." The device is essentially a motorized phallus. The 600-person course, taught by psychology Prof. John Michael Bailey, is one of the largest at NU. The after-class events, which range from a question-and-answer session with swingers to a...
  • Why Homosexuality Is Wrong (A Baptist pastor speaks up)

    05/06/2011 1:37:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    BlackNews ^ | May 6, 2011 | Clenard H. Childress, Jr.
    Nationwide (May 5, 2011) -- The 21st century has offered new challenges to the faith community and society. We are faced with social issues which have become increasingly more complex due to ever shifting perceptions of behavior and relationships. In 1954, Dr. Martin Luther King, in his sermon, "Rediscovering Lost Values," warned the country of a disturbing trend he perceived among its citizens - Moral Relativism. In the 60s it came under this guise: "If it feels good, do it! If it doesn't, do it anyway..." In the 70s it was, "I'm Okay. You're Okay." And these days our children...
  • Lawmaker's 'Gay is Holy' Argument Goes Viral

    05/06/2011 5:34:58 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 36 replies
    CBN ^ | Friday, May 06, 2011
    Lawmaker's 'Gay is Holy' Argument Goes Viral A Minnesota lawmaker is under scrutiny for pro-homosexual remarks he made before a house panel arguing that being gay is "godly and holy."Video of the lawmakers' speech quickly went viral on YouTube. "How many more gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether or not God wants them around?" state Rep. Steve Simon, D-St. Louis Park, said."And how many gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether the living of their lives the way they wish as long as they don't harm others, is a godly,...
  • Same-sex couple seeks to suspend deportation

    05/06/2011 9:42:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Associatred Press ^ | May 6, 2011
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Venezuelan salsa dancer who legally married an American man in a same-sex ceremony last year is scheduled for a deportation hearing Friday, one day after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a similar case put on hold. Henry Velandia says he should be allowed to remain in the U.S. as the spouse of a U.S. citizen Josh Vandiver. He's due for an immigration hearing Friday afternoon in Newark, N.J., and faces deportation to his native Venezuela.
  • Obama admin first to host ‘transgender’ meeting at White House......

    05/06/2011 9:49:56 AM PDT · by TaraP · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 5th, 2011
    WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2011 ( - This past Friday, the Obama Administration became the first administration ever to host a meeting at the White House focusing exclusively on the discussion of federal policy related to “transgender” issues. According to a report in the Washington Blade, the meeting, which was hosted by the Office of Public Engagement (OPE), was attended by transgender activists and White House officials from the White House Domestic Policy Council, the Office of Cabinet Affairs, the Office of Public Engagement, and the counsel’s office, among others. The president himself was not in attendance, however. “While transgender...
  • Obama admin first to host ‘transgender’ meeting at White House

    05/05/2011 4:00:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 5, 2011 | CHRISTINE DHANAGOM
    WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2011 ( - This past Friday, the Obama Administration became the first administration ever to host a meeting at the White House focusing exclusively on the discussion of federal policy related to “transgender” issues. According to a report in the Washington Blade, the meeting, which was hosted by the Office of Public Engagement (OPE), was attended by transgender activists and White House officials from the White House Domestic Policy Council, the Office of Cabinet Affairs, the Office of Public Engagement, and the counsel’s office, among others. The president himself was not in attendance, however. “While transgender...
  • 65% of Americans reject gay-affirmative lessons in elementary school: poll

    05/05/2011 4:06:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 5, 2011 | REBECCA MILLETTE Thu
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 5, 2011 ( – A recent poll released by Wenzel Strategies and World Net Daily indicates that a large majority of Americans – 65 percent – do not approve of gay-affirmative lessons in grade schools. The poll was conducted for World Net Daily by the public-opinion and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies.  The telephone survey conducted April 19-21 asked the question: “Do you believe elementary school children should be taught that homosexuality is a normal alternative lifestyle?” Only 22 percent of respondents said they believe such teaching would be right, while another 13 percent said they were...
  • Please take a couple of moments for 1.38 million NJ schoolchildren

    01/04/2011 10:56:05 AM PST · by BenBagBag · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Life. Liberty. Family. ^ | 01/04/11 | Dov W
    What could be wrong with a tough new law targeting gay-bullying in our schools that is now sitting on Governor Christie's desk? After all, the activist Gay and Lesbian groups that spent over a year writing the language of the bill are publicly describing it as the "most sweeping anti-bullying legislation in America". Isn't it a good thing that New Jersey will become the national leader in the fight against gay bullying? Isn't it good that New Jersey will be bringing law-enforcement into our children's classrooms in ways that no other State has ever done before? Gay and Lesbian...
  • Gay messages built into school maths lessons for children as young as FOUR

    01/24/2011 7:16:40 AM PST · by Sopater · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23rd January 2011 | Kate Loveys
    Young children are to be taught about homosexuality in their maths, geography, science and English lessons, it has emerged. As part of a Government-backed drive to ‘celebrate the gay community’, maths problems could be introduced that involve gay characters. In geography classes, students will be asked why homosexuals move from the countryside to cities – and words such as ‘outing’ and ‘pride’, will be used in language classes. The lesson plans are designed to raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual issues and, in theory, could be used for children as young as four. They will also mean youngsters...
  • Police chiefs fly gay pride flag... but are forbidden to put up the Union Jack

    02/03/2011 7:31:22 PM PST · by UncleHambone · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 3, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Police chiefs have come under fire today for flying the rainbow flag for lesbians, gays and bisexuals outside its police stations - when they are forbidden to display the Union Jack. The multi-coloured 'Freedom' flag adopted by the gay pride movement in the 1970's is now flying at Suffolk Police's Ipswich HQ and its stations at Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft.
  • Washington Times Poll on gays at CPAC

    02/09/2011 11:13:37 AM PST · by HalleysFifth · 12 replies
    Poll: Should conservative groups boycott CPAC if gay rights groups are allowed to participate?
  • Actual footage: Homosexual brainwashing in elementary school

    03/06/2011 1:48:06 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 112 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 2010
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  • Miss Shorewood Struts His Stuff

    04/25/2011 11:45:01 AM PDT · by Sopater · 30 replies
    Shorewood Now ^ | April 25, 2011
    A dozen male athletes at Shorewood High School put their best heels forward last week, vying for the chance to become Miss Shorewood. The tongue-in-cheek pageant helped raise funds for the Student Council Sister School project.
  • California May Require Gay History Education in Public Schools

    04/27/2011 6:32:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 04/27/2011 | Jason Koebler
    The California Senate passed a bill that would require all state public schools to teach the history of the gay civil rights movement and the contributions of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. The bill passed the Democratic-majority Senate by a 23-14 vote, along party lines. Mario Guerrero, government affairs director at Equality California, an LGBT lobbying organization, said his organization expect the bill to move to the state Assembly sometime in June, where it will likely pass. Democrats outnumber Republicans in the Assembly, 52-27. A similar measure in 2006 was passed by the legislature, but vetoed...
  • Republicans Hate Racism, But Totally Cool With Homophobia

    04/27/2011 1:32:16 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 59 replies
    Death & Taxes ^ | Monday, April 18, 2011 | Andrew Belonsky
    Republican leaders in California today admonished Orange County official Marilyn Davenport for disseminating racist rhetoric about President Obama. Meanwhile, in Washington, Speaker John Boehner wants government money to reinforce anti-gay discrimination. Is the GOP totally blind to double-speak? Speaker of the House John Boehner officially requested Department of Justice funds today to fight for the Defense of Marriage Act, 15-year old legislation that prohibits the federal government from recognizing marriage equality. Referencing the DOJ’s decision not to defend DOMA, which the Department and President deemed unconstitutional earlier this year, Boehner wrote to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, “Obviously, [that] decision results...
  • Christians mock gays at shocking Easter service (WARNING: Graphic)

    04/27/2011 2:04:34 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 23 replies
    Pajamasmedia ^ | 4/27/11
    Thousands of Christians gathered for an outdoor Easter Sunday service in San Francisco to publicly mock gays and humiliate gay heroes. The flagrant attack, which included skits, obscenities and impersonations satirizing gays and gay stereotypes, sent shockwaves of outrage and disgust throughout the region and across the nation. This report features photo and video documentation of the free public Easter service, which was attended by a majority of Christians in the city, who laughed at and insulted gays and the homosexual community.
  • Church Touts Homosexuality as a Gift, Not a Sin

    04/28/2011 5:55:29 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 428 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 4/27/11 | Eryn Sun
    Being gay is a gift from God, asserts one church in Ohio. That’s the message that Central United Methodist Church is spreading throughout their community via a digital billboard, launched on Monday. This “simple statement,” the church announced, is “intended to be a gift to those who have experienced hurt and discrimination because of their real or perceived sexual orientation.” “The Church seeks nothing less than the healing of the world, and Central UMC wants to offer words and acts of healing to those hurt and marginalized,” the website states. Jeff Buchanan, the director of Exodus Church Equipping & Student...
  • San Francisco Presbyterians to allow gay clergy

    04/28/2011 5:19:04 AM PDT · by Cronos · 43 replies
    windycitymediagroup ^ | 14-04-2011 | Windycity
    All across the United States, Presbyterians have been voting in each of the 173 regional presbyteries to determine whether or not the Presbyterian Church (USA) will drop the ban on gay clergy. The yes vote in San Francisco on Tuesday, April 12, puts the denomination seven votes away from the simple majority required to enact this historic change... We believe God's Spirit is at work as more people are understanding that faith and character are more important considerations for ministry than one's marital status or sexual orientation," said Michael Adee, executive director of More Light Presbyterians. The 198-143 vote on...
  • Americans want 'gay' lessons banished

    05/03/2011 9:40:25 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 24 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 26, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    An overwhelming majority of Americans say elementary school is no place to promote the homosexual lifestyle, and even among liberals there is the strong belief that such lessons should be left outside the door of the classroom, according to a new poll. The results are from a WND/WENZEL Poll conducted for WND by the public-opinion research and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies. "Whether they object on moral grounds or simply out of concern that many U.S. schools are failing in their core missions of teaching basics doesn't really matter – the vast majority of American adults want this type of...
  • Coming Out (Publicly proclaiming one's homosexuality): Not as Simple as Black and White

    05/05/2011 8:49:06 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 29 replies
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 29 April | Arceneaux
    It's easy to be self-righteous when you're out and proud. But Rachel Maddow's recent comments remind us that it's just not that easy for some folks. ..."Gay people -- generally speaking -- have a responsibility to our own community and to future generations of gay people to come out, if and when we feel that we can." To her credit, she does add that gay people should decide for themselves on the "if and when." I would be lying if I didn't say that there isn't a day that goes by that I don't find myself frustrated at all the...
  • "Goal is to reach kids before they absorb their parents values," says school administrator!

    03/28/2011 8:45:19 AM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies ^ | 03/28/2011 | n/a
    We've been saying it for a while: The sexuality agenda is now in the elementary schools, and it's worse than you can imagine.
  • Gay soldiers on Canal Parade in uniform (Netherlands)

    03/27/2011 11:20:25 AM PDT · by Salman · 21 replies
    Radio Netherlands Worldwide ^ | 21 March 2011 | Tim Fisher
    The ministry of defence says it’s backing ‘out in the open’ military participation during the week-long event. The homosexual representatives of the armed forces will have their own special boat in the famous Canal Parade, traditionally held on the afternoon of the first Saturday in August.
  • Disney animator: 'Gay' characters only matter of time (Once they find the right kind of story)

    03/29/2011 2:59:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies
    WND ^ | March 29, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    It's only a matter of time and circumstance before Disney movies feature homosexual characters or "families," according to one of the company's animators. In a little-noticed story by the Australian news website, animator Andreas Deja, who reported working on the Disney films "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin" and "The Lion King," said the company is open to the concept of homosexual entertainment. "Is there ever going to be a family that has two dads or two mums? Time will tell," he said. "I think once they find the right kind of story with that kind of concept, they...
  • Isolation, chronic disease more common among older gays, lesbians

    03/30/2011 10:48:04 AM PDT · by MeganC · 30 replies
    California Watch ^ | March 30, 2011 | Joanna Lin
    Aging lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in California have higher rates of chronic disease, mental distress and isolation than their heterosexual counterparts, according to a report released yesterday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. An estimated 170,000 adults ages 50 to 70 in California identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual in 2007. Researchers estimate that the national population of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults age 65 and older will double to 3 million by 2030. The report's findings indicate their current and growing health needs, and the unique challenges they face as they age. Based on data from...
  • Lessons on gays’ contributions spark fresh controversy

    04/01/2011 9:11:13 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 31 replies ^ | April 1, 2011 – 12:02 am | Michele Ellson
    New state legislation that seeks to ensure the accomplishments of gays are accurately reflected in California’s classrooms is causing fresh controversy here in Alameda, where the school district’s efforts to put anti-gay bullying lessons in place at elementary schools pitted local religious conservatives against gay-led families and their allies. Last week, several Alameda residents told The Island they got an e-mail from a group called Committee to Change AUSD School District urging them to contact members of the state Senate’s Education Committee and request that they vote against SB 48, a bill from Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, that would...
  • Disparities: Illness More Prevalent Among Older Gay Adults

    04/01/2011 12:59:46 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 1, 2011 | RONI CARYN RABIN
    Older lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in California are more likely to suffer from chronic physical and mental health problems than their heterosexual counterparts, a new analysis has found. They also are less likely to have live-in partners or adult children who can help care for them. The research brief was based on data from the California Health Interview Survey, the nation’s largest state health survey, gathered in 2003, 2005 and 2007 by the Center for Health Policy Research at the University of California, Los Angeles. Older gay and bisexual men — ages 50 to 70 — reported higher rates...
  • Social Conservatives Take Aim at Gay Days in Orlando and at Disney

    04/02/2011 8:31:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Sunshine News ^ | April 2, 2011 | KEVIN DERBY
    With thousands of people from around the world planning to visit Central Florida for the Gay Days festivities in early June, religious conservatives from the Sunshine State are warning families not to visit the Magic Kingdom on the first Saturday of the month. “Approximately 30,000 children will rush with their parents to the Magic Kingdom in Orlando on Saturday, June 4, only to be thrust into a crowd of approximately 15,000 people reveling about gay pride,” noted David Caton, the executive director of the conservative Florida Family Association, on Thursday. Caton, who has led numerous protests targeting companies that advertise...
  • Radical Homosexuals Target CA School Kids for Indoctrination

    04/07/2011 9:50:41 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 2 replies ^ | 04/07/2011 | gina miller
    It’s a sickeningly sad time in America when I find myself regularly reporting on the assault against reason and morality waged by the radical homosexual left. I realize some of you may be weary of hearing about this topic, but as I keep saying, it is not going to go away, and if we do not stand firmly against the homosexualization of our institutions, our culture, our schools, and our laws, we will become a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah. We’re already almost there. One of the most serious areas of battle being waged against truth by the homosexual mafia is...
  • Gay rights group complains as Kobe is caught using a homophobic slur

    04/13/2011 1:41:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies ^ | April 13, 2011 | Kelly Dwyer
    It doesn't matter if it wasn't meant for our ears. It doesn't matter that NBA players might do it all the time. And it doesn't matter in the slightest that Kobe Bryant(notes) wasn't using the usual, hateful, meaning behind a homophobic slur that starts with an "f" and ends with those who are mindful of the pain and suffering that the LGBT community has gone through cringing as we hear it. Before we get to the specifics, here is Bryant's statement on the incident: "What I said last night should not be taken literally. My actions were out of frustration...
  • Lakers' Kobe Bryant is fined $100,000 by NBA for anti-gay slur to referee

    04/13/2011 6:31:58 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | 13 April 2011 | Mike Bresnahan
    Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 by the NBA on Wednesday and criticized by numerous gay-rights groups for directing an anti-gay slur at referee Bennie Adams during a game Tuesday against San Antonio. Bryant was irritated after he was called for an offensive foul and received his 15th technical of the season during the game. He punched a chair on the Lakers' bench before he sat, threw down a towel and yelled "Bennie!" before muttering a curse word followed by the word "faggot." His outburst was captured on TV and prompted TNT analyst Steve Kerr to immediately say, "You...
  • Welcome To Our Homosexual Day of Silence

    04/15/2011 2:57:10 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 21 replies
    RightBias ^ | April 15, 2011 | Nancy Morgan
    Friday, April 15, the Homosexual Day of Silence is being promoted in government schools across the country. Welcome students. Today is the big day. Today is your chance to take a stand against the forces of bigotry and homophobia that unfairly targets our brothers, sisters and others in the gay, lesbian, transgendered, bisexual and gender optional community. By your very presence here, you signify your complete acceptance and approval of alternative lifestyles, sex on demand and the right of all to engage in whatever sexual practices feel good at the moment. You should be proud. And you may all now...
  • Delaware to Be Eighth State to Allow Civil Unions (The Next Domino)

    04/16/2011 4:45:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/16/2011 | Ethan Cole
    Delaware will be the eighth state to allow civil unions or comprehensive domestic partnerships for same-sex couples. The state House of Representatives voted 26 to 15 Thursday night in favor of the measure. Governor Jack Markell, who has been a gay rights advocate throughout his public service career, has said he will sign the civil union bill, which gives gay couples the same rights, benefits, and responsibilities as heterosexual married couples. The Senate passed the bill last week. "We are tremendously proud that the Delaware House has passed civil union legislation," said Equality Delaware President Lisa Goodman. "The fact that...
  • Conservatism Blamed for Gay Teen Suicides

    04/18/2011 8:17:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 18, 2011 | Lindsay Tanner
    Suicide attempts by gay teens -- and even straight kids -- are more common in politically conservative areas where schools don't have programs supporting gay rights, a study involving nearly 32,000 high school students found. Those factors raised the odds and were a substantial influence on suicide attempts even when known risk contributors like depression and being bullied were considered, said study author Mark Hatzenbuehler, a Columbia University psychologist and researcher. His study found a higher rate of suicide attempts even among kids who weren't bullied or depressed when they lived in counties less supportive of gays and with relatively...
  • Mandatory ‘GAY HISTORY’ For Kids

    04/18/2011 9:45:03 PM PDT · by MrTim29 · 22 replies
    A Hollywood Republican ^ | 04-18-11 | Tim Ross
    It is often said, “So goes California, so goes the nation.” So, when the California State Senate passed SB 48, The FAIR Education Act, last week that would mandate all California Public Schools (including alternative and charter schools) be forced to teach gay history, the positive contributions of gays and banning subject matter reflecting adversely upon gays… you better believe this trend is coming your way regardless of where you live. The FAIR Education Act is not only distasteful, it is disgusting. The bottom line is that this legislation would shove a left wing social agenda down the throats of...
  • Disclosure Delayed Is Justice Denied. Judge Who Ruled on Prop. 8 Now Discloses He is Gay.

    04/19/2011 6:56:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2011 | Ed Whelan
    Two weeks ago, former federal district judge Vaughn Walker, who ruled last summer in Perry v. Schwarzenegger that California’s Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, publicly disclosed for the first time that he has been in a same-sex relationship for the past ten years. A straightforward application of the judicial ethics rules compels the conclusion that Walker should have recused himself from taking part in the Perry case. Further, under well-established Supreme Court precedent, the remedy of vacating Walker’s judgment is timely and necessary. Let’s begin with the relevant facts that bear on the recusal question. According to his recent disclosure, Walker...
  • Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles belies its name - (Straight member "comes out")

    04/26/2011 12:22:40 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 26, 2011 | Karen Wada
    Near the end of last month's three-concert run at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, members of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles paused to share some quiet time and recognize those who contributed to the shows' success. The tribute session took an unexpected turn when one of the group's newest singers raised his hand to speak. "I want to thank everyone for welcoming me," said tenor Chris Yraola, a 24-year-old music teacher from Eagle Rock. "It means a lot because, No. 1, I'm a little shy. And, No. 2, well, I'm a straight guy." For a second, there was...
  • Gay Marriage Effort Taps GOP Strategists (NY State GOP Insiders)

    04/22/2011 1:49:50 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/22/11 | Jacob Gershman
    In the midst of a re-energized campaign by Gov. Andrew...a trio of Republican consultants is...[pushing] for passage. The Gill Action Fund, a national group with an expansive donor network, has recruited lobbyist Michael Avella, a former chief counsel to ex-Senate majority leader Joe Bruno and current leader Dean Skelos, and John McArdle, a consultant who ran GOP Senate communications under Messrs. Bruno and Skelos.