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With gay marriage more common and LGBT people more accepted than even just 4-years ago, homophobic politics simply doesn't fly as high as it used to, which means that traditionally anti-gay Republicans now have to shift more toward the center to seem more tolerant.
On her show Tuesday night, Rachel Maddow explored this phenomenon and explains to viewers why they need to examine lawmakers' statements, and actions, with a fine-toothed comb.
On a related note, Maddow last night wondered whether GOP candidates will be too extreme to win in 2012, as many of them, including Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell, were in 2010.
Watch both clips, AFTER THE JUMP…
Can LGBT Egyptians make space for themselves in a post-Mubarak world? Outlook unclear: "Egypt’s gays emerged buoyed from the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak in February. Increasingly visible and willing to speak up, they show how upheavals across the Arab world could prove to be social and cultural revolutions, albeit with uncertain outcomes."
General Mills insists it didn't pull its ad campaign from teen soap Pretty Little Liars because of conservative pressure over a lesbian storyline.
Same-sex households up 60% in Florida's Tampa Bay area. One-in-five of those homes have children.
Gay marriage activists in Maine have started collecting signatures to get same-sex nuptials on the 2012 ballot.
President Obama and his daughters went book shopping while on vacation in Martha's Vineyard. The commander-in-chief is reportedly reading The Bayou Trilogy by Winter's Bone author Daniel Woodrell and Ward Just's Rodin's Debutante, both of which will no doubt get sales boosts.
Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth look like they're having fun while filming a fight scene for the upcoming Avengers movie.
Liam Gallagher suing brother Noel Gallagher, thereby reigniting their long-running feud and reminding us all of their existence.
More on Christine O'Donnell's instantly infamous walk off: "By walking off Piers Morgan’s show Wednesday night, former U.S. senatorial candidate Christine 'I’m Not a Witch' O’Donnell reminded us why we think she’s such a flake. And how embarrassing that her role model was a has-been beauty queen who did likewise during a TV appearance for the same purpose, over the same exact subject, in the same exact CNN timeslot."
Women on top: The Help rakes in more cash than that muscle man Conan the Barbarian.
Upsetting news out of Accra, Ghana: "Dominic Ackah Manlenzie says he has set up what he refers to as a 'special solution center for gays and lesbians' at his church to help people who so wish to break the habit." Hey, U.S. State Department, care to make a statement?
Man claims alleged gas attack on gays at anti-Pope protest was nothing but a "joke."
Home found for 18-pound Lobster saved from being boiled. The 70-year old sea creature will now live at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island. Definitely a step up from supper.
Iran reportedly sentences American hikers Shane M. Bauer and Joshua F. Fattal to 8-years in prison for "spying." The State Department's response: "We have repeatedly called for the release of Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, who have now been held in Iran’s Evin prison for two years. Shane and Josh have been imprisoned too long, and it is time to reunite them with their families.”
As we all know by now, failed senate candidate Christine O'Donnell walked away from an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan earlier this week.
The failed senate candidate appeared on Fox News' DC-affiliate yesterday and explained herself.
According to O'Donnell, she didn't leave because of Morgan's "creepy" sex questions, but because she had already gone over her alloted time. She also insists that Morgan's inquiries about gay marriage were not a factor in her decision, and tells her Fox host that her views on same-sex nuptials are exactly the same as President Obama's, Hillary Clinton's and Michele Bachmann's.
Watch O'Donnell explain herself, AFTER THE JUMP...
Former Senate candidate and current author Christine O'Donnell appeared on Piers Morgan's CNN show last night to discuss her new book, Troublemaker.
Though things went smoothly at the get-go, their exchange went downhill when Morgan began asking her about her past views, including her statements that masturbation is wrong.
After O'Donnell said she wouldn't address those comments, Morgan went on to ask the Tea Party favorite her opinion about gay marriage and Don't Ask, Don't Tell. O'Donnell wasn't having it, and told the host that he was being "a little bit rude."
She also wondered, "Don't you think as a host that if I say that's what I want to talk about that's what we should address?" To which Morgan replied, "Not really, no."
O'Donnell then got a cue from off-camera to wrap it up and promptly left. Morgan asked O'Donnell to reappear on his program this evening, but there's probably little chance that will happen.
Watch it all, AFTER THE JUMP...
Watch: Kathy Griffin's Turn as a Christine O'Donnell-Sarah Palin Anti-Gay Teabagger Hybrid on 'Glee'
Also, on last night's Glee, in addition to the gay kiss, was Kathy Griffin as former Tea Party candidate Tammy Jean Albertson, brought in to judge the regional show choir competition.
Griffin drew on Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell in her depiction.
Said Griffin's character, who reveals that she lost her last election and "twittered" that "Obama is a terrorist": "Before we begin, I would just like to say, I am not a witch."
When the judges discuss Kurt and Blaine's duet, Griffin's character snips: "Well, boys shouldn't do a duet. The last thing we need to do is send a message to children that 'gay is okay.' It is not a legitimate lifestyle, and last time I checked, it's not in the Constitution."
Watch the clip, AFTER THE JUMP...