News: Michele Bachmann, Rare Tiger, Nurse Jackie, Tim Pawlenty

 roadWith "kill the gays" bill looming, a gay wedding in Uganda.

Nmyb  roadNeil Patrick Harris' balls are hung.

 road96 members of Congress request 2009 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' discharge data from Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

 roadWhy does it seem really hard to trust Brittany Murphy's husband?

 roadD.C. asks judge to dismiss challenge to marriage equality law: "The plaintiffs, led by local pastor Bishop Harry Jackson, are seeking to get their proposed ban on gay marriage on the ballot. They are suing after the Board of Elections and Ethics turned them down.

City lawyers filed a response Friday. They say the ballot initiative would violate the city's Human Rights Act because it seeks to deny benefits on the basis of sexual orientation."

 roadAnti-socialist Michele Bachmann got $250K in federal farm subsidies.

 roadBalloon boy family slapped with $42,000 bill.

 roadMan jailed for eating last wild Indochinese tiger in China: "Four villagers who helped Kang dismember the tiger and ate its meat were also sentenced from three to four years for 'covering up and concealing criminal gains,' the report said.

Kang was also fined 480,000 yuan ($70,000).

The Indochinese tiger is on the brink of extinction, with fewer than 1,000 left in the forests of Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar."

Haaz  roadNurse Jackie cuts gay character played by Haaz Sleiman: "Originally, we had intended Mo-Mo to be Jackie’s best friend, but as
season one progressed, other characters naturally evolved into that

 roadShady Claus?

 roadAustralian dad forced son he feared was gay to have sex with prostitute: "The father drove his son to the motel and paid the prostitute in $50 notes.

The prostitute took the boy into a motel room while the father waited on a balcony.

The dad walked in and out of the room to check on his son and told him he wanted to see a used condom as proof that they'd had sex."

 roadXtina in fender bender.

 roadMinnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty goes off on anti-LGBT discrimination, crossdressing teachers and more: "My general view on all of this is that marriage is to be defined as
being a union of a man and a woman. Marriage should be elevated in our
society at a special level. I don't think all domestic relationships
are the equivalent of traditional marriage. Early on we decided as a
country and as a state that there was value in a man and a woman being
married in terms of impact on children and the like, and we want to
encourage that."

Posted December 23, 2009 at 1:30pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel