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Watch: NOM Attacks 14 Heroes Who Voted Against DOMA in 1996


One Man, One Woman, a NOM affiliate, looks back to 1996 in a new ad attacking Senators Barbara Boxer and Russ Feingold, and their votes against the Defense of Marriage Act.


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Watch: Carly Fiorina Debates Barbara Boxer on Gay Marriage


Obama is again used as the GOP's main anti-equality talking point when it comes to gays.

Carly, your positions are sooooo yesterday.


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Carly Fiorina Open Mic: Barbara Boxer's Hair is 'Soooo Yesterday'


California GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Carly Fiorina was caught on an open mic being catty about Democratic opponent Barbara Boxer's hair.


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Watch: GetEQUAL Protesters Heckle Obama, Demand Equality for All Americans at California Fundraiser


As planned, GetEQUAL protesters got Obama's attention at a fundraiser for Senator Barbara Boxer last night in Los Angeles, heckling the President over "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and demanding equality for all Americans.

Here's the official transcript:

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell!”

THE PRESIDENT: We are going to do that. Hey, hold on a second, hold on a second. We are going to do that.

AUDIENCE: Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can!

THE PRESIDENT: Here we go. All right -- guys, guys, all right. I agree, I agree, I agree. (Applause.) Now --


THE PRESIDENT: No, no, no, no, listen. What the young man was talking about was we need to -- we need to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don't Tell,” which I agree with and which we have begun to do. (Applause.) But let me say this: When you’ve got an ally like Barbara Boxer and you’ve got an ally like me who are standing for the same thing, then you don't know exactly why you’ve got to holler, because we already hear you, all right? (Applause.) I mean, it would have made more sense to holler that at the people who oppose it. (Applause.)


AUDIENCE MEMBER: It’s time for equality for all Americans!

THE PRESIDENT: I’m sorry, do you want to come up here? (Applause.) You know, the -- all right, because can I just say, once again, Barbara and I are supportive of repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” so I don't know why you’re hollering.

Now, the problems that we have here put a further strain on folks in this state, forcing painful choices about where to spend and where to save. And the challenges folks have been facing here --


AUDIENCE: Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can!

THE PRESIDENT: Barbara -- I just -- everybody, I just wanted to confirm -- I just wanted to confirm -- I just checked with Barbara, so if anybody else is thinking about starting a chant, Barbara didn’t even vote for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the first place, so you know she’s going to be in favor of repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” (Applause.)

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GetEQUAL to Protest Obama Today Over 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Activist group GetEQUAL, who were the group behind the recent "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" action in which Lt. Dan Choi and Captain Jim Pietrangelo chained themselves to the White House fence as well as the recent sit-ins in Nancy Pelosi's office over ENDA, will protest today as President Obama makes an appearance at a fundraiser for Senator Barbara Boxer in L.A.

Fierceadvocate GetEQUAL announces why they'll be demonstrating in a press release:

"To demand that President Obama include DADT repeal language in his Defense Authorization budget that is in the process of being sent to Congress, and that he publicly state his support for repeal this year. While the President firmly committed to repeal DADT in his State of the Union this past January, since that time he has gone silent on whether he wants to see the anti-gay law repealed this year. Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) recently said that he is 'disappointed' and 'frustrated' with the Obama administration's silence on DADT, and Frank has called on President Obama to publicly state his desire to repeal DADT this year."

The protest will be held at the California Science Center - Wallis Annenberg Bldg, Exposition Park, 39th St. & Figueroa St in Los Angeles.

On another note, the group has posted a public letter to Obama (which you can sign) thanking him for his recent memorandum ordering hospitals to give visitation and medical power of attorney rights to same-sex couples. The letter highlights the case I posted about over the weekend of Clay Greene and Harold Scull, the elderly gay couple who were separated by the Sonoma County and kept apart while their possessions were sold. 

News: Rio, Chaz Bono, Hockey, Ricky Martin, Jersey Shore, COBRA

 road  Chaz Bono gender reassignment complete. Requests name change.

Waterfall road  Massive waterfall proposed for Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.

 road  Photo: Amanda Lepore reports for jury duty.

 road  Senator Barbara Boxer introduces Equal Access to COBRA Act: "...would allow many domestic partners the same access married spouses currently have to COBRA health coverage if their partner loses a job."

 road  In a random survey of 52 NHL players 42% said they believe there is a gay player in their locker room.

 road  Meghan McCain talks marriage equality at George Washington University: "I am saying make room for all of the Republicans, and let's start evolving with the times. We must evolve or we'll die."

 road  UK Eastenders soap opera storyline to feature gay bashing: "BBC chiefs are preparing for a barrage of complaints when, once the affair is exposed, Christian falls victim to an anti-gay attack."

 road  Carrie Prejean sued by PR firm for $65,000.

 road  Things that were legalized before same-sex marriage.

 road  Why Ricky Martin coming out matters.

Boygeorge road  Boy George on his early years: "My parents had been very mystified by me for ages. They were quite despairing about it all. I was into the New Romantic style of the early Eighties, and even before Culture Club hit the big time I'd been DJ-ing and creating my image. I'd go home with clippings of myself in magazines – I was even on the cover of Stern, one of the best-known magazines in Germany – and my parents didn't know why. Finally, they dared to ask, 'What do you do?' and when I said, 'I've got a band', they were really relieved. At last they understood there was a good reason for my androgynous looks and flamboyant personality."

 road  Lawyer walks out on Canadian lesbian heckling case.

 road  Adult child of gay parents speaks about Boulder Catholic school's decision to expel two students because their parents are gay: "They are just as Catholic as my children, as any other baptized child in that school. I’m quite upset that the church has reneged on their baptismal promises."

 road  Check out the new 'Jersey Shore' pad in South Beach.

Franco road  James Franco's brother Dave scores himself some attention

 road  Retired Presbyterian minister again faces charges she violated church law by officiating at weddings of gay couples.

 road  Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson on the court challenge to civil unions in New Jersey: "Representing the same committed loving couples it fought for in the last round, Lambda Legal reactivated its New Jersey marriage case, Lewis v. Harris, filing what's known as a 'motion in aid of litigants' rights.' That motion seeks to compel the state of New Jersey to follow the law and obey a high court order now more than three years old."

 road  Aaron Eckhart has a mighty fine beard.

 road  Demographic changes near Palm Springs may put gay man in Congress: "Pougnet represents the new face of Palm Springs. He’s openly gay and openly critical of Bono Mack for not holding more town hall meetings on health care reform. And he’s one of the backers of a petition demanding that Congress repeal the 'don’t ask, don’t tell' policy for gays and lesbians serving in the military."


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