Lesbian murderers confess:
A lesbian couple admitted to luring one of the women’s former lovers into the woods, beating her and strangling her, and finally burying her in a shallow grave as she took her last breaths.
Pennsylvania prosecutors are weighing whether to seek the death penalty for Jade Olmstead and Ashley Barber ...
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Dick Cheney acknowledges: McCain's veep pick was a "mistake."
Oxford students may now sit their exams while cross-dressing:
Under the new regulations, students taking exams or attending formal occasions will no longer have to wear ceremonial clothing that is specific to their gender.
It will mean men will be able to sit tests in skirts and stockings and women will have the option of wearing suits and bow ties.
Science confirms: pop music really is less interesting now.
Science strongly suggests: You, me, and all the planets we can see probably come from great dusty discs.
Science optimistically posits: The icy Saturnian moon Enceladus might be a good place to look for life ...
The cause of this unexpected interest in Enceladus – first observed by William Herschel in 1789 and named after one of the children of the Earth goddess Gaia – stems from a discovery made by the robot spacecraft Cassini, which has been in orbit of Saturn for the past eight years. The $3bn probe has shown that the little moon not only has an atmosphere, but that geysers of water are erupting from its surface into space. Even more astonishing has been its most recent discovery, which has shown that these geysers contain complex organic compounds, including propane, ethane, and acetylene.
"It just about ticks every box you have when it comes to looking for life on another world," says Nasa astrobiologist Chris McKay ...
A long, enlightening, and not-at-all boring article on the United States' federal budget.
Mr. Romney's international panderfest hits the Levant:
“We cannot stand silent as those who seek to undermine Israel voice theircriticisms,” he said. “And we certainly should not join in that criticism. Diplomatic distance in public between our nations emboldens Israel’s adversaries.”
He also referred pointedly to Jerusalem as “the capital of Israel,” something Obama administration officials, in keeping with decades of official American policy, are unwilling to do because Palestinians also envision the city as the future capital of their hoped-for state. The line drew a standing ovation from some in the crowd.
New York City councilman Jimmy Van Bramer marries partner of 13 years, Dan Hendricks.
VIDEO: Antonin Scalia talks about your (possible) constitutional right to carry a rocket launcher, AFTER THE JUMP ...
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Long the public face and chair of Britain's Gay Football Supporters Union, athlete and activist Chris Basiurski was one of the last individuals to carry the Olympic Torch in its three-month relay through the British Isles. He lit his torch in London on Thursday, approximately 28 hours before the flame's route through the city brought it to Olympic stadium.
As he prepared to light his torch, Mr. Basiurski kissed his boyfriend, drawing cheers from onlookers. Mr. Basiurski told the crowd he and his boyfriend will be married next year.
From Gay Star News:
[Mr. Basiurski said:] ‘I'm honored to have carried the torch through London and it was amazing to see and hear all the support from both my family and GFSN members along the route.’
... a video in which a Chick-fil-A-loving homophobe visits his local chikin dispensary and raps with an employee about her employer's present controversies. The homophobe notes that Chick-fil-As are "safer places" for "families" to dine now that they've been "purged of filth." The giggly employee says: "Yeah! Yeah!"
(And it is reasonable to wonder if this isn't some kind of parody, or else a James O'Keefe-type operation in which the gentleman holding the camera is trying to make Chick-fil-A look bad. He is, after all, keeping the camera hidden, recording a low-wage employee's words without her consent. But no: A visit to the homophobe's YouTube page suggests that this fellow, who goes by the handle GodGunsGutsGlory, is a genuine gay-hating crazyperson. Chick-Fil-A! With friends like these ...)
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A San Diego megachurch is holding a summit on same-sex marriage today in an attempt to ratchet down the rhetoric, the Union Tribune reports:
Pastor Jim Garlow is promising something different as he welcomes several notable figures to his Rancho San Diego megachurch, including Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to serve as a bishop of a major Christian domination.
“I feel like there’s way too much misunderstanding and way too much name-calling on this issue and not enough civil, respectful dialogue,” Garlow said.
The setting is not exactly neutral territory. Garlow helped spearhead the passage of Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that blocked same-sex unions in California. His evangelical church, Skyline, is widely known for its social conservatism.
Robinson applauded Garlow's move: "I think the real goal is not to change other people’s minds, but to show that people with opposing views can have a civil dialogue."
Earlier this year, Garlow warned that gay marriage "may cost us our lives." Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has made his views about Chick-fil-A known, on Twitter:
The WaPo reports:
Earlier Friday, Gray declined to take a stand on the company, saying he needed more time to review its position on gay rights. But administration officials noted Gray has been a strong supporter of gay rights. In 2010, when he was council chairman, Gray helped legalize same-sex marriage. Last month, as mayor, Gray signed into law what he called one of the nation’s toughest anti bullying laws.
Gray waded into the Chick-fil-A debate even though the company does not have a big presence in the city and has no known plans for an expansion. Though the company’s Web site lists nearly two dozen locations in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs, the only location in the District is on the grounds of Catholic University.
Gray later responded to Twitter users about his statement, adding: "What's embarrassing about supporting equal rights for your gay fellow Americans?...This is about more than their CEO's personal opinions. They also give hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-gay groups...I said I oppose them, but cannot legally bar them...Because they give significant amounts of $$ to organizations that actively oppose equal rights for gay people."
In a 1979 interview with Tom Waits.
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