So there are a couple possible scenarios left. SDGLN:
1. The Supreme Court, on Oct. 8, will release the list of cases that it will not consider. If the Prop 8 and/or DOMA cases are placed on that list, then the lower court rulings will stand. Gay and lesbian couples in California would again be able to marry, as soon as the lower courts sign off on the case.
2. However, if the Prop 8 and/or DOMA cases are not on the list, that means the Supreme Court could be postponing any decision on those cases until after the presidential election, making Nov. 19 a highly watched date. There is also the distinct possibility that the justices will merge several high-profile gay-rights cases to review en masse.
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The Pet Shop Boys released the video for their new single "Leaving" this morning, an impressionistic journey through urban train stations that provides an appropriate backdrop for the track's themes of love, loss, death, and immortality.
Two artwork covers have been created for the single, below.
Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...
Arson and homicide detectives are investigating the cause of a house fire which killed 27-year-old Bryant Steele, an Indianapolis man, early Sunday morning.
Watch a WISH-TV report, AFTER THE JUMP...
While the WISH TV report makes no specific mention that he was gay, family members tell news crews it's suspicious "because of who he is".
A WBIW report has more specifics:
Firefighters had the blaze out in about 15 minutes. That is when they found 27-year-oold Bryant Steele dead inside. Firefighters say they located Steele's body in a bed in the living room. That is when homicide detectives were called to the scene. Family members say Steele was openly gay and that they believe the fire may have been a hate crime. Police say they believe foul place was involved and the case is under investigation.
Those of you who missed the Season 7 premiere of Dexter last night can watch it in full online, along with the Season 2 premiere of Homeland, since Showtime posted them in full on YouTube yesterday. I'd highly recommend both series.
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Back in August 2011 I posted some steamy stills of former Real World cast member Danny Roberts and Noah's Arc's Darryl Stephens. At the time, the gay scripted series created by Larry Kennar, Executive Producer of The L Word, had no distributor.
Now word comes it is headed to LOGO as DTLA (presumably for downtown L.A. where the show is set) and it has a much longer trailer, which follows.
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And if you want to see more of the steamy stills, check 'em out here.
Minnesota for Marriage, the NOM-backed organization fighting to pass an amendment on the ballot this November that would constitutionally declare marriage to be between a man and a woman, released two new ads today.
The AP reports:
Both ads avoid an aggressive tone, with one featuring a narrator who says that "everyone has a right to love who they choose." But together they argue that male-female marriage has been a building block of society for centuries, and that inserting that definition into Minnesota's constitution would prevent judges or elected officials from changing it without the OK of voters.
"Marriage is more than a commitment between two loving people," an unseen narrator says in one ad, over images of straight couples getting married, raising children and showing affection. "It was made by God, for the creation and care of the next generation."
Schubert, who was behind the campaign that passed Prop 8 in California, said more ads could air:
That could depend on the group's fundraising in the five weeks to Election Day. The $175,000 ad buy is more than a third of Minnesota for Marriage's $484,000 still in the bank as of Sept. 18, according to a state financial disclosure report. Leaders of Minnesota's Catholic diocese, allied with Minnesota for Marriage, last week sent a letter to 400,000 Catholic households asking for donations to Minnesota for Marriage so it could broadcast more commercials.
Watch the new ads, AFTER THE JUMP...
A recent Star-Tribune poll showed that 49% of voters said they would approve the measure, while 47% definitely oppose it. Four percent remain undecided. According to the paper, "Minnesota law requires any change to the Constitution to capture a majority of all ballots cast. That means a voter who skips the question is counted as a no vote."