News: Gin, Uganda, Channing Tatum, Torture, Nevada, Tony Kushner

 roadNew Jersey poll finds 49% of voters support marriage equality, 43% oppose.

 roadTwo upstate New York papers write editorials in support of marriage equality.

Tatum  roadChanning Tatum is a lover not a fighter.

 roadIs this what's meant by getting ginned up?

 roadCondoleezza Rice approved waterboarding and then lied to Senate Armed Services Committee about it: "Last fall, Rice acknowledged to the Senate Armed Services Committee
only that she had attended meetings where the CIA interrogation request
was discussed and asked for the attorney general to conduct a legal
review. She said she did not recall details. Rice omitted her direct
role in approving the program in her written statement to the committee."

 roadLindsay Lohan talks to Ellen DeGeneres about Samantha Ronson…and Anne Heche.

 roadCity of Rochester makes offer to residents suing the city over police gay bashing incident: "In an April 7 correspondence, city municipal attorney Matthew Brown
noted that 'the city has made an offer to plaintiffs' in the federal
civil case. Attorney Christina Agola, who represents the five who sued
the city and police officers, also acknowledged Wednesday that 'we are
engaged in talks…We haven't reached an ultimate decision,' she said."

 roadBeyoncé lets it rip.

Ugandapaper  roadUganda paper outs homosexuals.

 roadNYT on the Maine marriage hearings: "The future of the bill, which has more than 60 sponsors, is uncertain.
Gov. John Baldacci, a Democrat, had opposed same-sex marriage, but now
says he is keeping his options open. The Legislature, where Democrats
control both houses, can pass or reject the measure, or send it to the
voters for a referendum. If the Legislature passes the bill, citizens
can collect enough signatures to place a people’s veto of the
legislation on the November ballot."

Lucas  roadMichael Musto's sit-down interview with porn producer Michael Lucas.

 roadLongtime owner of Philadelphia gay bar Uncles, Mort Wernik, dies at 73.

 roadNevada Senate passes domestic partnerships, may face veto from governor: "On a 12-9 vote Tuesday night, the state Senate passed a bill to allow
domestic partners, gay and straight, most of the same rights as married

 roadMinneapolis' Guthrie Theatre delays premiere of Tony Kushner play by a week: "The show — 'The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and
Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures' — was scheduled to begin
previews on May 9 and open on May 15. But the Guthrie says after discussions among Kushner, director
Michael Greif and Guthrie director Joe Dowling, it was decided to delay
the opening to give the actors more time on stage."

Correction: The press release we linked to earlier in this post that that appeared to be from a national gay organization on torture has been revealed to be a fake.