Today on Towleroad: Libya, Romney, Judgment, DOMA, Surrogacy


Today in Libya U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens as well as three aides were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate. The attack, which occurred in the eastern city of Benghazi, is thought to have been launched in anger over a recent film disparaging the prophet Muhammad. President Obama as well as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both released statements today in which they condemned the attacks

Mitt Romney also spoke today in response to the attacks. He, however, used the moment to attack Obama, a move which has led to condemnation from both the Right and the Left. Obama later noted that Romney seems to "shoot first and aim later".

In other Romney news, the Boston Globe took a close look at his past ugly interactions with gay people

The attack in Libya has been dominating the headlines today however, the most talked about single post on Towleroad featured the topic of judgmental gay men. Why are we so judgy? Is it even true that gay men are generally judgemental? Psychotherapist Matthew Dempsey offers some answers in his new video

Yesterday Barney Frank reiterated his stance against gay Republicans. Today the Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud both issued responses to Franks statements. Not-so-shockingly, they don't see eye-to-eye with Frank. 

New NBC comedy The New Normal already made headlines when it was banned by one Utah affiliate. The show, which was created by Glee creator Ryan Murphy, is centered around the story of a gay couple trying to create a family through surrogacy. Our Ari Waldman takes a look at the show from a legal standpoint

Some good news out of Washington state, where it seems that the Marriage Equality referendum is polling very well. In other potentially good news, two more DOMA cases have been sent before the Supreme Court.






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  1. Mittsy's divorce from real life is so astonishing.
    I see how somefind a sociopathic personality there.
    I would truly loath seeing that bland, pasty, less than masculine face on TV regularly--nothing against effeminate men, note--just THIS one. And the possibility that he might one day feature on currerncy or stamps--however long THOSE may exist--is sickening.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Sep 12, 2012 10:45:45 PM

  2. The attack in Libya looks to be planned by an Al-Queda like group perhaps in retaliation for US killing of Al-Quada's #2 guy who is from Libya.

    They are flying drones looking for them now and sending warships over.

    I never thought there would be a candidate as dumb and dangerous as GW but I think Mitt has him beat. He's using the same foreign policy guys who were trying to get Clinton to invade Iraq then succeeded with Bush and Cheney.

    Posted by: IAN F | Sep 13, 2012 1:40:14 AM

  3. I was surprised to see Hillary Clinton condemn internet sites like Towleroad:

    "The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others."

    Remember that the next time you criticize people who don't like homosexuals for religious reasons. The Obama administration doesn't support your actions!

    Posted by: Jason (the commenter) | Sep 13, 2012 5:20:19 AM

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    Posted by: Royaljat | Sep 13, 2012 6:29:03 AM

  5. Dear Mitt :

    You and your corrupt party may think that you are going to steal this election by making it harder for Americans to vote, by spending tens of millions of your scumbag corporate sponsors dollars to inundate us with perpetual lies, and by visiting my state over and over in an attempt to con us into thinking you're anything but a huge parasite that needs to be flushed down the toilet.

    Think again, Mitt, you dog-torturing, magical underwear wearing, ghoulishly grinning pile of horse crap.

    I'm gay, and I vote. F*ck you and your criminal party and supporters.

    Posted by: NVTodd | Sep 13, 2012 6:49:57 AM

  6. Well over a decade since 9/11, bigotry and racial intolerance have engulfed our country when Lady Liberty is supposed to hold her arms open and embrace all world cultures. Anti-Islamic and Muslim rhetoric have filled our political halls and been laid out as the basis for never-ending wars and distress in the Middle East. We’re taught as a nation to fear these people and wage a race war of hate and discrimination against them. Read more about Living in a Society of Fear and the dangers we bring upon ourselves through this small-minded detestation at

    Posted by: Brandt Hardin | Sep 13, 2012 7:02:20 PM

  7. @ BRANDT HARDIN "Religions" have been, and always will be, the major reason wars are fought. So long as people believe in non existent "Gods", there will be people that will kill other people who do not. The primary reason? It is because their personal lives are so unfulfilled that they will kill others that are happy just to be alive.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Sep 13, 2012 11:43:56 PM

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