News: James Yeager, Illinois, Manhattan, Princess

1NewsIcon Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee vowed to veto any legislation that tries to put marriage equality up to a popular vote. He wants to see state lawmakers pass a bill, instead.

Burke21NewsIcon The Toronto Maple Leafs fired their coach, the very LGBT-friendly Brian Burke, because the hockey team hasn’t made the Stanley Cup playoffs since his tenure began in 2008.

1NewsIcon Hateful anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera from Americans for Truth About Homosexuality tells a mother who refused to let her gay son’s boyfriend spend the night that she’s doing the right thing because being gay is like being an alcoholic and shouldn’t be enabled: “We don’t give an alcoholic, we don’t say, ‘I love you so much I’m going
to give you a bottle of scotch every month.’ That’s not true love. True
love is what you’re talking about, it’s defending godly values and
praying for your son to be delivered out of that lifestyle.”

1NewsIcon Alexander McQueen, Autumn/Winter 2013.

1NewsIcon Matt Bomer, Eddie Redmayne and other dashing men strutted their stuff at the People’s Choice Awards last night.

1NewsIcon Britney Spears and The X-Factor have parted ways.

1NewsIcon Robert Downey Jr. wants to see Naomi Watts win best actress at this year’s Oscars.

1NewsIcon Those of you who enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield will be excited to hear that the sequel starts shooting soon.

Yeager1NewsIcon James Yeager, the CEO of a Tennessee-based gun company, said he will start killing people
if President Obama tries to limit arms ownership: “I’m not fucking
putting up with this. I am not letting my country be ruled by a
dictator. I’m not letting anybody take my guns. If it goes one inch
further, I’m gonna start killing people.”

1NewsIcon Vice President Joe Biden
said today that he and his gun task force will have policy
recommendations to President Obama by next Tuesday. The admittedly
insane NRA
, meanwhile, is “disappointed” by their talks with Biden.

1NewsIcon A new generation of activists continues to expand the queer spectrum: “If the gay-rights movement today seems to revolve around same-sex marriage, this generation is seeking something more radical: an upending of gender roles beyond the binary of male/female. The core question isn’t whom they love, but who they are — that is, identity as distinct from sexual orientation.” Love it.

1NewsIcon If
Prince William and Duchess Kate have a girl, she will not have to
suffer the indignity of being a simple “Lady,” like any old Crawley. No,
Queen Elizabeth announced the child will be a “Princess.” A boy would be a prince automatically, because, you know, sexism.

1NewsIcon Pat Brady, the Illinois GOP party chairman who supports marriage equality, refuses to give into conservative pressure and step down. “If people want to throw me out because I took a stand on an issue of discrimination [as] the chairman of the Republican Party, the party founded by Abraham Lincoln, then that’s – that’s up to them and they’re free to do it,” he said. “But I’m not backing down.”

1NewsIcon President Obama has nominated Jack Lew to replace Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary.

1NewsIcon Finally, enjoy Russian photographer Sergey Semenov’s stunning new view of Manhattan. (Click to enlarge.)