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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #239

MARIA SHRIVER: Her Barack Obama endorsement.

T.R. KNIGHT on Oprah: Mentions gay marriage in a musical tribute to Katherine Heigl.

MCCAIN on GAY MARRIAGE: The Real McCain takes on the candidate's straight talk.

SHERYL CROW: Her new video for "God Bless This Mess". (Lyrics at Popbytes)

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  1. Hillary is going to be a great President!!!

    Posted by: Danny | Feb 5, 2008 2:33:22 PM

  2. How is that a "flip flop" on John McCain's part at all? He doesn't support the "legalization" of gay marriage or civil unions -- that is, he doesn't support government recognition of them -- but he's fine with "private ceremonies," not that his opinion on that issue is relevant at all, since no authority can stop someone from having a private ceremony.

    So where's the "flip flop"?

    Posted by: The Other Jordan | Feb 5, 2008 3:11:57 PM

  3. Well EIP media wasted no time removing the Oprah Video

    Posted by: CLEMSONAJ | Feb 5, 2008 3:32:12 PM

  4. I never realized who great Maria Shriver's father was until I saw a PBS documentary on him a couple of weeks ago. Sargent Shriver may have been a more important American and humanitarian than his brothers-in law. Well, he was. He just never got the recognition he deserved--not enough.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Feb 5, 2008 3:39:07 PM

  5. Danny

    Here in the US we have this little thing called voting.

    Learn about it.


    She very well could be a great president but there is no "going to be" about it till after people vote. You might fancy yourself kingmaker/ queenmaker and all, but democracy doesn't rely on your say so

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Feb 5, 2008 3:40:29 PM

  6. yeah Derrick

    I didn't know much about him till after her endorsment and I did a google search.

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Feb 5, 2008 3:42:34 PM

  7. Go Hillary!

    Posted by: Matty | Feb 5, 2008 3:42:42 PM

  8. "...HOW great Maria Shriver's father..." I'm sure the governator's wife is great too. Sargent Shriver was a great American and humanitarian, maybe more so than his brothers in-law. I just wish Maria would put on a little weight. Those Kennedy women don't like hips, do they? YOU'RE A WOMAN--a biological one! BE PROUD OF THOSE HIPS! EAT!

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Feb 5, 2008 3:48:39 PM

  9. I think the pop-under ad ate T. R. Knight's video.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Feb 5, 2008 5:24:06 PM

  10. Wow jimmyboyo, in your answer to Danny could you have been a little more condescending? I don't think your superiority was quite obvious enough.

    Posted by: Maria Shriver | Feb 5, 2008 5:38:33 PM

  11. maria

    60-75+ of all comunication is body language with another 30%+ as tone of voice equaling a wopping 90%+ of communication not being words.

    You can not iterpret being condescending from an internet post unless you are also claiming yourself to be some sort of divine being. I am sure you are a wonderful person and all, but.....


    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Feb 5, 2008 6:00:06 PM

  12. Wow Jimmyboyo, do you go around correcting people like this all the time? I bet you just have friends knocking on your door all the time. And those smily faces--it just makes everything you say so much less condescending.

    Posted by: Hilary Clinton | Feb 5, 2008 6:44:34 PM

  13. Georgia just called by CNN and OBAMA win




    HS / MC utilizing qmail, what screen name will you come up with next?




    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Feb 5, 2008 7:11:49 PM

  14. Will absentee votes for Clinton in California trump Obama???

    Will absentee or "live" votes for Edwards [he, like the other Dems, is still on the ballot here, as he is in many states] dent either or both? "If he gets 15 percent statewide he will be entitled to add on at-large delegates."

    SF Chron is saying that, due to huge number of absentee ballots which officials began counting YESTERDAY [had no idea they could do that], and the myriad problems associated with them, as much as 25% of the vote may remain unknown tonight.

    BIG surprise NOT: McCainheads aren’t the only ones still trying to exploit homophobia:

    >>>>Longtime Democratic activist Gloria Nieto, who heads the Silicon Valley Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic club, reported that this week she got four automated candidate calls - from GOP hopeful Romney and Republican former Sen. Rick Santorum, urging her to support the candidate "strong on family values." Nieto said she was "glad they spent their money on me," but laughed that she wasn't sure they supported her family values: She married her longtime lesbian partner Jo Kenny in Massachusetts four years ago.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Feb 5, 2008 8:56:33 PM

  15. I agree with "The Other Jordan"....
    Look, Marriage is BOTH a religious institution AND a governmental institution. They're separate, and, in the eyes of the state, you're NOT married if you don't get a government issued marriage license.
    McCain, who is really a radical right-winger and who I dislike, is NOT flip-flopping here. He's saying this:

    If gays belong to a group (or church, etc.) and they want to get married in that church, they should be allowed to do that --in fact, gays are already allowed to do that... gays get married in the MCC Church and other churches... However, the state does NOT recognize these marriages.

    McCain is really saying he supports the status quo. No LEGAL (state sanctioned) marriage for gays, but go and knock yourself out in your own private religious (or spiritual) marriage ceremonies. It's really the most conservative position there is. The only more conservative position would be if he would support using the police to stop gays from having private marriages, like we see happening in Egypt and other primitive countries.

    Posted by: DANCOBB | Feb 5, 2008 10:08:10 PM


    Posted by: jacknasty | Feb 6, 2008 2:08:27 AM

  17. Personally, and I expect to be flamed, my opinion is that more advances for gays and lesbians would occur under a McCain administration than either Clinton or Obama. We already know how bad Clinton's is going to be, because of the preview. Obama is going to go down as the biggest liar since George "read my lips" Bush. Too many promises he can't keep.

    Posted by: Vi Agara | Feb 6, 2008 8:53:27 PM

  18. McCain on the other hand, can be swayed. Enough pressure to bear can influence him. He is not betrothed and beholden to the evangelinuts of the christian far right. He is fact hated by them, which is very good for us and the country as a whole. This Dominionist psycho christian fringe group, of who Huckabee is the newest torch bearer, has infected politics and divided the country and must be stopped at all costs. When they are and their influence is gone, gay marraige, adoption, rights, all of it will proceed naturally, as it should, without obstruction. McCain is where you start. Obama is a religious first and can keep the friends at the HRC at bay. Stave them off. Hillary, like Bill, will throw bones, because she can. Because you love her. McCain is forced to deal with the pressure that will be brought to bear. You heard it here first.

    Posted by: Vi Agara | Feb 6, 2008 9:04:09 PM

  19. Another thing that bothers me a great deal about Obama, almost as much as his clutching of that McClurkin phony, is Oprah. Oprah, again, in my opinion, is anti-gay, although she herself may be a lesbian. All of the times I have heard her deal with that subject, she has come across as disgusted, indignant and not able to comprehend same sex love. Knowing some of her personal life situation, my theory likens her to the anti-gay old bachelors and toe-tappers of the far right GOP.

    Posted by: Vi Agara | Feb 6, 2008 9:44:26 PM

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