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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: GOP Rep speaks out for gay marriage in Washington

Via Shakesville, here’s a speech that will make you cry a bunch of times.

Representative Maureen Walsh is one of two Republicans in the Washington House who voted to pass the same-sex marriage bill on Wednesday. Before the vote, she took the floor to say she was allowing her heart to guide her on this one and described her daughter who came out recently: “She’s still a fabulous human being and she met someone she loves very much. And some day, by God, I want to throw a wedding for that kid. And someday I hope that’s what I can do.”

Washington’s Governor is expected to sign the marriage equality bill into law on Monday. Here’s to #7!

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Via Shakesville, here’s a speech that will make you cry a bunch of times.

Representative Maureen Walsh is one of two Republicans in the Washington House who voted to pass the same-sex marriage bill on Wednesday. ...

Washington state senate passes gay marriage legislation

We can welcome one more state into the foray of states that believe in basic rights for all their citizens despite sexual preference. Washington’s state senate has passed same-sex marriage legislation.

via Seattle Times,

Lawmakers approved the bill 28 to 21. The measure now heads for the House where it’s expected to easily pass as early as next week. The governor supports the bill as well.

Washington would become the seventh state to legalize gay marriage.

The outcome, while expected, culminates more than decade of work by Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, the prime sponsor of the bill, and the gay and lesbian community.

“A lot of people are just stunned, particularly people my age and older, to think this day would actually come ...

We can welcome one more state into the foray of states that believe in basic rights for all their citizens despite sexual preference. Washington’s state senate has passed same-sex marriage legislation.

via Seattle Times,

Lawmakers approved the ...

Santorum picks on kids with gay parents, is wrong

Everyone’s abuzz about thought leader Rick Santorum’s latest inflammatory comment. If you’re not sure which one I’m talking about, it may be because he’s been making a lot of them lately.

But this time, I’m not talking about his nonsensical metaphors on gay marriage, or his unpopular views on banning contraception.

Nope, the Santorum comment in question deals with gay parents, and specifically, whether having gay parents has a negative impact on the child. At a recent campaign event at a boarding school in New Hampshire, Santorum told kids, at least three of which had gay parents themselves, that they’d be better off with parents in prison.

The LA Times reports:

For the second time in as many days, Rick Santorum ...

Everyone’s abuzz about thought leader Rick Santorum’s latest inflammatory comment. If you’re not sure which one I’m talking about, it may be because he’s been making a lot of them lately.

But this time, I’m not talking about ...

Newt Gingrich becomes the poster boy for adultery– literally!


photo from The Morning Call.

Sure, Rick Perry may have the endorsement of the racist, sadistic, and constitution-defying Sheriff Joe Arpaio. But Newt Gingrich has a very special endorser under his belt (no pun intended):  the pro-adultery dating website Ashleymadison.com. “The world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters” whose motto is “Life is Short. Have an affair,” has endorsed the Newt in a billboard ad for its site in Bucks County, PA. The Billboard features Gingrich and the text “Faithful Republican, Unfaithful Husband. Welcome to the Ashleymadison.comEra.” If you’re looking for a poster boy– or billboard boy– for adultery, Newt Gingrich is your man! He has admitted to cheating on his wives, he’s on number three now, ...


photo from The Morning Call.

Sure, Rick Perry may have the endorsement of the racist, sadistic, and constitution-defying Sheriff Joe Arpaio. But Newt Gingrich has a very special endorser under his belt (no pun ...

Gay Vietnam veteran: 1 Mitt Romney: 0

Watch the typically very composed Mitt Romney get all awkward and then try to sneak away when asked about gay marriage by an old white guy who turns out to be gay. Romney’s stereotypes about this guy kinda backfired, huh? Guess you never know when someone is going to totally fail at joining you in bigotry and end up being awesome.

ABC has a longer video clip, including Bob Garon’s reaction to Romney saying he should have less rights than straight people.

Watch the typically very composed Mitt Romney get all awkward and then try to sneak away when asked about gay marriage by an old white guy who turns out to be gay. Romney’s stereotypes about this guy ...

Gay Vietnam veteran: 1 Mitt Romney: 0

Watch the typically very composed Mitt Romney get all awkward and then try to sneak away when asked about gay marriage by an old white guy who turns out to be gay. Romney’s stereotypes about this guy kinda backfired, huh? Guess you never know when someone is going to totally fail at joining you in bigotry and end up being awesome.

ABC has a longer video clip, including Bob Garon’s reaction to Romney saying he should have less rights than straight people.

Watch the typically very composed Mitt Romney get all awkward and then try to sneak away when asked about gay marriage by an old white guy who turns out to be gay. Romney’s stereotypes about this guy ...

Local clerk in New York refuses to sign gay marriage licenses

I have so little patience for this bullshit.

After New York legalized same-sex marriage last June, some local clerks resigned rather than have to sign marriage licenses for gay couples. But in Ledyard, a rural upstate town, the town clerk Rose Marie Belforti avoids committing that terrible sin by having her deputy sign all marriage licenses instead. She explains, “God doesn’t want me to do this, so I can’t do what God doesn’t want me to do.”

Now a lesbian couple who didn’t want to reschedule with her deputy (you know, since they already waited for a decade to be able to get legally hitched) is considering filing a lawsuit. If they do, the case could test “how the ...

I have so little patience for this bullshit.

After New York legalized same-sex marriage last June, some local clerks resigned rather than have to sign marriage licenses for gay couples. But in Ledyard, a rural ...

Quick hit: Poll finds most New Yorkers don’t want to overturn gay marriage law

In a poll of 600 New Yorkers it turns out a larger percentage (55%) of people support gay marriage than oppose it (37%).

via CNN.

And while opponents filed a lawsuit in late July to overturn the new law, about six in 10 voters statewide said they want to keep same-sex marriage legal.

When looking at political party affiliation, 72 percent of Democratic voters believe the law should stay in place, while Republicans are divided between 48 percent of those who want it overturned and 47 percent who think it should remain in effect.

The poll reveals age differences, as well. About 62 percent of those under the age of 45 support the law, compared to about half of New Yorkers older ...

In a poll of 600 New Yorkers it turns out a larger percentage (55%) of people support gay marriage than oppose it (37%).

via CNN.

And while opponents filed a lawsuit in late July to overturn the ...

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