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A look back at today's top stories
A week removed from the first candidate face-off and Romney is really feeling the effects of a successful debate. So much so that New York Times election forecaster Nate Silver says we are nearing a toss up. Anyone else getting a little nervous? Romney has made up a great deal of ground by reneging on statements that he has made previously. Case in point, his ability to debate himself. The second debate will be in a town hall format. And if you have a ticket Pizza Hut has a once in a lifetime offer for you.
A bit of welcome feistiness appeared post-debate in the form of Former President Clinton.
Missiouri Senator Claire McCaskill will not let the public forget about opponent Todd Akin's horrifying comments about rape, and rightfully so. McCaskill released a group of ads featuring 'pro-life' rape survivors.
Check out P!nk and a hunky dance partner test in the music video for her new song "Try". Hitchcock officially enters the Oscar race with a new trailer today. Thoughts on Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh?
You may remember the hot air that One Million Moms was blowing this summer regarding The New Normal. Well last night the show fired back via Ellen Barkin. Also check out Stephen Colbert taunting Morrissey on his show last night.
Anti-gay wackjob Kirk Cameron recently claimed that he was "stoned" for expressing his homophobic views.
Apparently considering a "kill the gays" bill isn't enough for Uganda. Watch one Ugandan lawmaker address the Pan African Parliament and state that homosexuality needs to be condemned across the ENTIRE CONTINENT.
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Ok who hasn't wished they could control their dreams? This video tells us all how.
Susan Stanton, who was at the center of controversy after being fired in March 2007 as Largo, Florida City Manager after disclosing that she was in the process of making a gender identity transition, has been hired as City Manager of Greenfield, California, SDGLN reports:
Ahead of the Greenfield vote, Mariana Luna of Salinas Valley Pride Celebrations applauded the city for its decision to consider Stanton for city manager.
“I think it’s great … (but) I don’t think her gender matters,” Luna told thecalifornian.com. “I don’t think that should be a reason to discriminate. If she’s able to do her job, it wouldn’t matter if she’s female or male.”
A quick update on what's going down in Maine's marriage equality battle this week.
Poll numbers are looking positive, and Mainers United for Marriage says they've held more than 200,000 conversations with Maine voters, almost 25% of the total amount of Maine voters expected to vote in the November election and they are ongoing.
Mainers United for Marriage launched two new ads this week. The first features Republican Stacey Fitts of Pittsfield, Maine talking about why he supports the freedom to marry. He voted against marriage for same-sex couples in 2009, but, since then, he's talked with the people in his life and changed his mind. The second features Cathy & Phil Curtis of Biddeford talking about what marriage means to them and why they want all of their children to have the freedom to marry.
Some recent poll numbers, via the Bangor Daily News:
The poll contained some promising numbers for supporters of same-sex marriage. Some 57 percent of respondents said they planned to vote for the state ballot measure that would legalize same-sex marriage in Maine while 39 percent were opposed and 4.5 percent undecided. Murphy, however, said the level of support in the poll was likely inflated, based on responses when Pan Atlantic asked respondents how they felt about same-sex marriage in general.
Two new anti-gay ads also started running this week from Protect Marriage Maine:
And here's a great video from AFER's Matt Baume debunking all the lies contained in them:
Also, updates from last week if you missed them. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue gave $100,00 to the fight for marriage equality in Maine, and TheFour.com premiered this new piece from New Left Media, which I posted last week but am happy to post again:
Remember Viki Knox, the New Jersey teacher who came under fire last September for calling homosexuality a "perverted sin" that "breeds like cancer" and attacking a school display recognizing Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender History Month?
She has resigned amidst a tenure charge case brought by the Board of Education, the Star-Ledger reports:
Knox, 51, a tenured special education teacher, submitted her resignation over the summer, the attorney, James Plosia, said. He would not comment further, saying only that "settlement talks are under way."
The board met with Plosia in closed session last night to discuss the matter but no action was taken.
A 21-year teaching veteran who has worked in Union since 2000, Knox previously said in court filings that she plans to seek a disability pension due to a back injury and on "psychological grounds." She filed papers for her pension on June 7.
MICHAEL PHELPS: The Olympian sinks a 153-foot putt at St. Andrews.
BARRY: The Vampire Slayer. "No wonder our Commander in Chief looks so tired! He's been busy fighting vampires!"
QVC: Electronics expert Cassie Slane faints on live TV, show goes on as viewers hear her being dragged off.
AMANDA LEPORE: The NYC trans icon talks about growing up and being bullied.
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