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Please Join Us at 10 am PST, 1 pm EST, For Live Commentary on Prop 8 Case Arguments before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Prop8 Myself, Towleroad's legal columnist Ari Ezra Waldman, political director Corey Johnson, and Richard Socarides, attorney and special adviser to President Bill Clinton will be liveblogging the live broadcast as Ted Olson, David Boies, and the American Foundation for Equal Rights make their case televised for the first time.

See you there, for the most important lgbt court case ever to be televised!

Watch: NYC Marathon Time-Lapse


Congrats to Towleroad's Corey Johnson, who finished the New York Marathon in four hours and two minutes, and raised $3525 for Broadway Impact and marriage equality in New York.

Watch a really cool clip of runners from the marathon crossing the Verrazano Narrows bridge, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Outq For those of you who are interested, Towleroad's Corey Johnson will be filling in for Michelangelo Signorile today on 'The Michelangelo Signorile Show' on Sirius OutQ from 2-6pm. Get a free online trial here.

Watch: Towleroad Interview with Alexi Giannoulias, Democratic Candidate for Senate in Illinois


Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois State Treasurer and the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Illinois (we've mentioned him here before), was in New York recently and sat down with Towleroad's Corey Johnson for a brief interview.

Giannoulias discussed his positions on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell', marriage equality, and what he plans on doing to move LGBT legislation forward in Congress if he's elected. Giannoulias also discusses whether he thinks outing candidates in political races is fair play.

You may recall that in the Illinois Republican Senate race primary, Giannoulias' opponent Mark Kirk was the target of an ad from his rival Andy Martin which claimed that Kirk is gay

Watch the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Watch: Prop 8 Case Attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson Discuss Court Cameras, Gay Judge, SCOTUS Votes, and Equality



Last night, lead attorneys in the federal challenge to Proposition 8, David Boies and Ted Olson, made their first public appearance since the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial began in January at a New York Times 'Unlikely Allies' talk before 150 people at NYT headquarters in midtown Manhattan.

Before their talk, Olson and Boies gave an exclusive interview to Towleroad during which we were able to ask them a few questions that have come up since January. A final round of briefs was submitted at the end of February, and closing arguments are still to be heard.

In the interview with Towleroad's political director Corey Johnson, Boies and Olson discuss where we go from here. They also address concerns from some in the community that the information that Judge Vaughn Walker is gay might have some effect on how the outcome of the trial is spun. 

Is there a concern that if and when the case reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices will feel that they are getting ahead of public opinion on the issue? What does the Supreme Court's decision about not allowing cameras in the courtroom mean for their ultimate decision in the Prop 8 trial? Will it all be up to swing-vote Justice Anthony Kennedy? 

Finally, what is their message for gay and lesbian Americans anxious for the process to move quickly?

Watch our interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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NY State Senator Carl Kruger: I'm Still Not Gay


Homophobic (and reportedly closeted) New York state senator Carl Kruger got a profile in Page Six today:

Kruger "Brooklyn state Sen. Carl Kruger became the No. 1 target of gay activists when he voted against same-sex marriage last month. Now, his enemies are circulating photos taken of Kruger at a birthday fund-raiser last year, where cross-dressing entertainer Leonid the Magnificent performed hula-hoop tricks in a skintight cat suit. 'For hating gay marriage so much, Kruger sure loves watching tight, Lycra-clad asses,' snarked Gay activist Corey Johnson and Allen Roskoff, the openly gay president of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, have led demonstrations at Kruger's home. Roskoff wrote on his blog, 'People ask us how we know he is homosexual. My immediate response is, how does one know that Paul Lynde and Liberace were gay?' Kruger, who denies being gay, called Roskoff 'a bottom feeder,' and said he was unfazed by the smear campaign. 'It goes with the territory,' he told Page Six. 'I have not changed my position.'"

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