Jim Burroway at Box Turtle Bulletin reports:
This Oder Paper doesn’t indicate when Parliament might take up the bill. It could linger for several weeks as “business to follow,” or it could be pulled forward for immediate action at any time. The current session runs until December 15th before breaking for Christmas. Unlike last May when Parliament was racing against the clock to beat its expiration, the Ninth Parliament remains seated until 2016.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence talks with Marc Malkin about life on the set of the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire with Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin:
"[Sam] and Josh are in love," Lawrence told me last night at the special screening of her new movie, Silver Linings Playbook, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. "It's the most adorable thing I have ever seen in my entire life. They're crazy about each other and they're inseparable. It's incredible."
Claflin was not in the first film. He has been cast as Finnick Odair.
Anti-Gay Washington Pastor Ken Hutcherson last week suggested NOM and its prominent allies are racist and excluded him from the fight against marriage equality in Washington state.
Said Hutcherson to the Christian Post: "When I knew my involvement was going to generate controversy, I offered to step back and suggested others who were on the front lines do so as well for the sake of unity. They refused, leaving me as the odd man out. If you look at them, they were all the same color with the same moderate views. It just didn't make sense why they would not include a person of color who was willing to fight."
Hutcherson expanded on those allegations in an interview yesterday with Sirius radio host Michelangelo Signorile:
Hutcherson, a former Seattle Seahawks linebacker who has been the leading voice for evangelicals and against gay marriage in Washington, said that NOM sidelined him, and, when asked it if was because of racial bias, he replied, “You want a percentage between 1 and 100? About 90 percent.” He believes NOM's leaders, Brian Brown and Maggie Gallagher, saw him as too extreme. “We had some of the national organizations come in here and they wanted to do it their way,” he explained. "They wanted to choose their leadership. And because of that we had a very big division of unity in the state brought on the national organizations, and we never recovered from that.”
Just in time for your Thanksgiving libation, the ASAP Science guys have posted a video to help you understand what's going on inside your brain as you drink.
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France's leading gay rights lobby is denouncing remarks made by President Francois Hollande, France 24 reports:
The Inter-LGBT said it was "suspending all relations with the government" until Hollande explained "what at best can be termed a clumsy act and at worse, treachery."
Hollande stirred controversy on Tuesday by saying that French mayors could opt out of officiating at gay weddings. He invoked the right to "freedom of conscience" after mounting opposition and a huge rally in Paris Saturday against the proposed "marriage for everyone" law.
Hollande's government has come under fire from Catholic groups and the right-wing opposition over the bill.
Mayors were obliged to apply the law if parliament voted to allow gay marriage, said Hollande: but "their options for delegation to deputies could be widened."
Hollande's government insist the comments are not backtracking.
American Family Association radio host spoke with Terry Mortenson from Answers In Genesis yesterday about Marco Rubio's GQ interview in which he said he couldn't possibly know the age of the Earth.
Mortenson says that "the only way we can know the age of the earth is if we have eyewitness testimony of somebody who was there, and that's what we have in the Bible"
Fischer agrees: "The only eyewitness account we could possibly have of the origin of all things would have to come from the creator himself, and fortunately he left us an eyewitness account."
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