News: Gene Robinson, Criss Angel, Summer of Love, RuPaul

road.jpg Proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage volleys around the North Carolina House in effort to kill it: “The House Rules Committee moved the bill to the full House moments after the panel narrowly rejected an effort to send it to another committee, a tactic aimed at keeping the proposal from coming to a vote. Two Democrats joined the Republicans on the committee to keep the measure alive. But [House Speaker] Hackney, D-Orange, said later Tuesday he would use his power as speaker to refer the bill to another committee. Unless a vote is taken by the full House before Thursday’s so-called crossover deadline, the amendment will die for the remainder of the two-year session. ‘I said at the beginning of the session that we will control the agenda, and that’s what we will do,’ Hackney said. ‘The reference of bills to committee is always one of the ways the agenda is controlled.'”

Rupaulroad.jpg RuPaul back with new film Starrbooty: “Laughter is my most favorite spell to cast. It’s gotten me through the most difficult times and taught me to not take the illusion of the material world too seriously.”

road.jpg Dawson Creek‘s Kevin Williamson is also back, with Hidden Palms.

Beckhamvroad.jpg Victoria Beckham gets more plastic-looking every day.

road.jpg Inside the UK Big Brother house, where gay couple James Joell and Stephen Ireland may be pranking around.

road.jpg Rhode Island High Court takes on gay divorce case: “Cassandra Ormiston and Margaret Chambers wed in Massachusetts in 2004 after same-sex marriage became legal in that state. The couple last year filed for divorce in Rhode Island, where they live, citing irreconcilable differences. Lawyers for both parties say the divorce case won’t decide whether gay couples can get married in Rhode Island, where the law is silent on whether such unions are valid. But it does affect whether the state will recognize same-sex couples who are wed in Massachusetts.”

Criss_angelroad.jpg Watch your back David Blaine. Magician Criss Angel to encase himself in concrete cube over Times Square and must escape in 24 hours.

road.jpg Open Closet is a new greeting card company, when you care enough to send the very gayest.

road.jpg Former Dead or Alive frontman Pete Burns is looking for a personal assistant: “Would you love to work for a celebrity? This role is not for the faint hearted! Are you highly efficient, motivated, organised, flexible, and thick skinned?!”

road.jpg Summer of Love remembered, 40 years later.

road.jpg Gay Bishop Gene Robinson not invited to Anglican Lambeth confab: “Bishop Robinson said he was extremely disappointed at his exclusion and asked in a statement, ‘At a time when the Anglican Communion is calling for a ‘listening process’ on the issue of homosexuality, how does it make sense to exclude gay and lesbian people from the discussion?’ The archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Rowan Williams, who has expressed liberal views on homosexuality in the past, has been determined to keep the communion intact. In his invitation letter, Archbishop Williams wrote, ‘I have to reserve the right to withhold or withdraw invitations from bishops whose appointment, actions or manner of life have caused exceptionally serious division or scandal within the communion.'”