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RoadNevada marriage equality case appealed to 9th Circuit: "The Ninth Circuit panel could potentially be a far more favorable set of judges than the district court judge proved to be for the plaintiffs. He canceled oral arguments after seeming skeptical at the case’s initial hearing that arguments and evidence-gathering would be helpful to him."

RoadNevada case could complicate SCOTUS decisions.

RoadComcast SportsNet’s ‘The Last Barrier’ takes an in-depth look at gay athletes and pro sports: "The one-hour documentary…airing Sat, Dec. 8, at 3pm PT (on NBC Bay Area), features lengthy interviews with various key figures in the pro sports world including openly gay Golden State Warriors president Rick Welts, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, and You Can Play co-founder Patrick Burke."

RoadGay man charged with murder in North Carolina.

RoadJohnny Depp bought a $17.5 million home in Nashville, Tennessee.

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RoadEntire football team suspended for homophobic abuse in Sweden: "A Stockholm football team that directed homophobic insults at opponents has been suspended by its own club, news agency TT reports. During a game in the seventh division, Sörskogens IF shouted abuse at Stockholm Snipers, a team that encourages LGBT players to join it. 'We had no choice but to suspend the entire team. The choice of words are not suitable in football or anywhere else. We are an association with 90 percent youth members and have to be clear about our values,' the club's chairman, Ketil Torp, tells news agency TT."

RoadNeil Patrick Harris makes a one-time return to Assassins: "The actor attended and performed in a one night only production of the 1990  Stephen Sondheim musical based on history’s most famous assassins of the past, present and future, aptly titled Assassins. Harris had previously been cast in the 2004 Broadway revival, for which it won the Tony Award for “ Best Musical Revival,” so many of that revival cast, such as Michael Cerveris and Dennis O’Hare, were also present to perform in the benefit for the Roundabout Theater Company."


  1. Randy says

    I wonder which countries would even recognize an Israeli divorce, given that such divorces would all be suspect due to Israel’s refusal to marry same-sex couples.

  2. Caliban says

    That’s an odd story about the gay man (college student) charged with murder in NC. He’s an Eagle Scout and all the comments about him from others are what a great guy he is. Self defense? Drugs?

    His Tumblr blog is all about wellness, peace, and that sort of stuff:

  3. Eric says

    “NOM calls same-sex marriage and feminism part of a Socialist plot to destroy capitalism in new pamphlet.”

    I can’t find the research paper at the moment, but I read something a few weeks ago that showed that college students are showing ever-increasing approval ratings for socialism and communism. One of the theories is that these students have been hearing the GOP, since the time they were born, say that everything the Democrats stand for is “socialist” or “communist”. After hearing that all of their lives, and actually LIKING the ideas of the Democrats, they now increasingly say that they like socialism and communism. The “law of unintended consequences” is going to bite the GOP in the ass.

  4. Yupp says

    Ratbastard : Add more members to the Idiots-Of-NC club : Jesse Helms, John Edwards, Andrew Belonsky, Andrew Towle’s beloved Crystal Mangum, Mike Nifong, Bishop Eddie Long…

  5. gregory brown says

    Eric, that’s a fascinating comment. Maybe this time the ideals of democratic socialism and genuine non-Bolshevik communism will get a fair trial.

  6. Diogenes Arktos says

    @Randy: I don’t follow the logic in your theory. I fail to see how a lack of same-sex marriage in a country would have any effect on the worldwide recognition of its divorces.

    @Eric: LOL Back in the late Cold War days, the Republicans also charged Democrats with (a slippery slop to) Socialism which was a slippery slope to Communism. At that time, Republicans who became Democrats (like me) didn’t particularly have more favorable views on Socialism and Communism – probably because we had more realistic views on what they actually meant.

  7. says

    I love Queer bookstores! They’re for those who like their books from a different point of view. It’s not just gay, and not just gay male. It’s for everyone who proudly exists outside of an expected or perceived societal norm.

    Rock on, self-identifying and empowered Queer brothers and sisters.

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