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Miss California Doesn’t Dig Gay Marriage; Perez Hilton Seethes

Celebrity gossip impresario and Miss USA pageant judge Perez Hilton didn’t get the answer he wanted when he asked Miss California whether states should legalize gay marriage, but he saved his ire for a post-show video blog, where he called the contestant a “dumb bitch (okaaaaaay?).”

Posted on Apr 20, 2009 READ MORE


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A Strange Dual Citizenship

Melba Abreu and Beatrice Hernandez file state taxes as what they are—a legally married Massachusetts couple. But under federal law, they have to file federal taxes as what they aren’t—two single women.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009 READ MORE



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Amazon’s Gay ‘Glitch’ Puts Books in the Closet

Amazon fell into hot water with the gay community after gay-themed books began disappearing from the site’s sales rankings. Amazon blamed the problem on a “glitch” and has restored some of the titles, but one author says a representative from the site told him his work had been recategorized as “adult.”

Posted on Apr 13, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Queer Eye for the Hawkeye’

Jon Stewart shares his amazement that “the aortic valve of the heartland of America” is more gay-friendly than California.

Posted on Apr 7, 2009 READ MORE



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God Is Not a Fan of the Banking Industry

Do a quick Google search and you’ll find that God, as worshipped by Jews, Christians and Muslims, has some strong feelings about interest charges—or usury, as it’s known in the Hebrew Bible. Here’s a doozy from Ezekiel: “Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.” Ouch.

Posted on Apr 7, 2009 READ MORE



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Good News and Bad News for Alternative Lifestylists

The good news: The United States now supports a U.N. statement urging governments everywhere to decriminalize homosexuality. The bad news: In the words of the State Department, “supporting this statement commits us to no legal obligations,” such as ending discrimination in employment, housing and the military in the U.S. itself.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009 READ MORE



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Massachusetts Scraps Anti-Gay Marriage Law

Back when Mitt Romney was the (allegedly gay-friendly) governor of Massachusetts, he used an obscure 1913 law with racist origins to keep the state from becoming “the Las Vegas of gay marriage.” Bay State lawmakers have just repealed that law, but the new situation in Massachusetts won’t be a first because California already permits same-sex weddings for out-of-state residents.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008 READ MORE


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The ‘Gay Debate’:  Abridged Version

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, those who may have missed the Logo- and HRC-sponsored Democratic debate about “LGBT”-focused issues can see a 10-minute condensed version here—featuring Obama in the hot seat over his stance on gay marriage ... and Melissa Etheridge!

Posted on Aug 10, 2007 READ MORE


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