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Idaho_1road.jpg Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, or IDAHO. Do your part in fighting it. The National AIDS Trust in the UK has focused on bullying in schools, saying they are "failing" young men: "We need schools to not only have policies of zero tolerance to homophobic language and behaviour but also to address sexual orientation and HIV in the curriculum. Homophobia should be as unacceptable in schools as racism." Amen. Other events to mark the day are taking place in France, Peru, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Brazil.

road.jpg Meanwhile, in Idaho, they're obsessed with getting The Joy of Sex and The Joy of Gay Sex off library shelves.

Navarroroad.jpg Rocker Dave Navarro has an enlightened attitude toward sexuality. Other celebrities who seem obsessed with denial could learn a few lessons in PR from him: "I’ve come to realize through my experimentation over the years that I’m not gay, nor am I bisexual. But at least I know that in the sense that I’ve never been aroused by a man, but I’ve been in situations where I could potentially be aroused. Since it didn’t work, I know I’m not gay. So I was open to it working, let’s just say that."

road.jpg Georgia judge rules gay marriage ban unconstitutional. According to an attorney with Lambda Legal Defense, the measure was struck down because it violates Georgia's "single-subject rule" which prohibits voters from deciding more than one issue in a single amendment. Georgia's Governor Jack Perdue pulled out the wingnut talking points again. Said Perdue: "This decision highlights the effect activist judges can have on our system of governance."

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  1. Hey Andy,

    The Georgia Gov goes by "Sonny". In case anyone wants to google his idiotship..

    Posted by: Darren | May 17, 2006 10:16:13 AM


  2. Georgia's Governor is SONNY Perdue, not Jack Perdue.

    Posted by: Michael | May 17, 2006 11:56:34 AM


  3. Yes, and Sonny is indeed an idiot. He is also a turncoat Democrat who only recently switched parties. Sonny has done a lot to damage our state, as have the Republican-led General Assemby and State Senate.

    I am a native-born son of Georgia and I must say that I am so very pleased that the discriminatory amendment has been overturned. I can only hope that we can manage to keep it off of the ballot for this fall's elections - it was used primarily as a "get out the vote" effort by the GOP.

    Posted by: Jonathon | May 17, 2006 1:11:50 PM


  4. Yup, Sonny is an asshole. And like Jonathon said this douche has done a lot of damage to GA. In addition to the usual right-wing policies, not only did he dismantle a proposed plan for commuter rail he replaced it with what will be, if constructed, one of the widest freeways IN THE WORLD! and a lame system of Bus rapid transit. Cathy Cox may be our only hope...

    Posted by: Jase | May 17, 2006 7:15:54 PM


  5. You have to remember how Sonny came to power...

    A lot of folks had a hatred of our previous gov. Barnes.

    He used this to court the race driven "traditionalists" that wanted to keep the confederate stars n bars flag.

    He then courted the teachers as the public schools were suffering under Barnes' plans for school kids...

    After the election.. we got a referendum on the flag issue, just not featuring the flag the traditionalists wanted...

    And under Perdue and his marching orders from the Shurb.. I know a couple of public school teachers who want to see him so far out of office it's not even amusing. This goes without saying of course that teachers and education workers went without raises under perdue for 2 years.

    Here's to hoping that we get a new governor who can handle the intense differences in our state from outside 285 and inside 285 without alienating either.

    Posted by: Darren | May 17, 2006 10:46:42 PM


  6. Yea, and a governor who realizes that without Atlanta, Georgia is Alabama...

    Posted by: Jase | May 17, 2006 11:20:33 PM


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