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04/19/2007


Cindy And Meghan McCain Appear In New NOH8 Photos

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Cindy and Meghan McCain are upping the ante in their support for equal rights.

After first appearing individually in the NOH8 campaign two years ago, the mother and daughter duo sat for new shots, including one together, for activists Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley's star-studded movement.

Above you see their dual shot, and their other new images can be seen over at the NOH8 campaign website. Will these latest photos persuade Eric Cantor's wife to join the cause? I seriously doubt it.


Eric Cantor's Wife Supports Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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Like so many of his Republican counterparts, Eric Cantor has built his political platform in part on banning gay marriage.

The House Majority leader has been a leader in his party's fight to maintain the Defense of Marriage Act - a position that led Cantor to be heckled last October.

It's a surprise, then, to hear that his wife, Diana Fine Cantor, disagrees with Cantor's right wing stance on the issue. More than that, though, she willingly said so in a 60 Minutes interview this weekend, telling Lesley Stahl, "I do disagree [on gay marriage]. There's really that respect. If I expect him to respect my views that could be different, I certainly need to respect his.

While some political spouses keep their opinions to themselves -- Cindy McCain finally came out for marriage equality over a year after husband John failed to win the White House -- it's refreshing to hear Mrs. Cantor break with their partner on national television.

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Rep. Eric Cantor Heckled Over Opposition to Gays Marrying: VIDEO

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was booed and heckled at the Univerisity of Michigan today after being asked a question about his opposition to same-sex marriage, Think Progress reports.

Demanded one audience member, "I’m gay, you’re not for my family, am I in your bedroom?"

Cantor lobbed back a non-answer: "Well, I would again say that, we all no matter what we are — who we are, what the background of this country, should allow for equal opportunity to earn the success that we’re after."

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Rep. Eric Cantor Blasts 'Mob' Occupying Wall Street: VIDEO

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Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) told attendees at this morning's Values Voter Summit kick-off that he was concerned about the growing "mob" on Wall Street.

In related news, filmmaker Michael Moore rallied Occupy Wall Street movement last night.

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Rep. Eric Cantor Says GOP Will Decide By End of Week How Not to Focus on Jobs and Instead Focus on DOMA

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) warns that the DOMA wrath is coming:

Cantor With Republicans upset at the Obama administration’s abandonment of the Defense of Marriage Act, Representative Eric Cantor, the Virginia Republican and majority leader, said on Monday that House Republicans would decide by the end of the week how to take action to make certain the law is defended against legal challenges.

Mr. Cantor said he agreed with Speaker John A. Boehner that the House should step in and suggested that most members of the House find it disappointing that the White House has decided unilaterally not to defend a duly passed law.

What might happen?

Among those options is House appointment of a special counsel to defend the constitutionality of the law that the administration has decided is discriminatory.

The decision to take on the marriage law could be politically sensitive for the new Republican House majority. Some of their allies have urged Republicans to remain focused on the fiscal issues that helped them win their majority last November and stay out of the fights over social issues that can drive off independent voters.

In an interview with CBN earlier this week, Boehner suggested that the House would defend the constitutionality of DOMA.


News: Berlin, Christina Aguilera, Fire Island Pines, The Salahis

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Bullet that hit Rep. Eric Cantor's office in Richmond was fired randomly, police say.

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Listen: Snippet of Christina Aguilera's new single "Not Myself Tonight".

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Swimming with sharks: Anderson Cooper goes back for more.

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CBS 5 bids an emotional farewell to retiring openly gay reporter Hank Plante.

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Washington Secretary of State files brief to Supreme Court arguing for release of petition signer's names in Referendum 71 case: "In a brief written by Deputy Solicitor William Collins, the state defends the Public Records Act and the state’s release policy. The act of signing a petition is described as a public legislative action by citizens, essentially like seconding a motion on a bill. No constitutional rights are abridged, and indeed, voters’ need for pertinent election information is enhanced, the brief says."

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James Franco's fiction debut.

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Pennsylvania judge denies lesbian couple a divorce.

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Two gay Republicans join D.C. Council race: "Marc Morgan, who’s challenging Graham, and Timothy Day, who’s challenging Council member Harry Thomas (D-Ward 5), describe themselves as moderates with progressive views on social issues and moderate-to-conservative stands on economic matters."

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New owners of Fire Island Pines resort talk about what they'll do to it: "Their immediate plans for improvement are focused on improving the Blue Whale Restaurant, redesigning the Pavilion nightclub, adding a pool deck next to the hotel, and completely revamping the Hotel Ciel (known popularly as the Botel), a cinderblock monstrosity famous for its musty rooms, broken fixtures, shared bathrooms, and insanely inflated rates."

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White House party crashers win: Salahis to appear on Real Housewives of D.C..

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Indonesia bans gay conference: "The decision was made after considering public objections by Muslim groups and the Indonesian Ulema Council, an influential board of Muslim clerics, he said. 'There are indications that the event could trigger a social crisis and cause public unrest,' Brig. Gen. Ishak said. 'This ban was issued for the sake of public order.'"

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Jesus Luz models in 3-D.

Memorial

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The frequently vandalized memorial to gay victims of the Holocaust in Berlin is causing controversy for plans to feature two lesbians in the "kiss" video viewable through the memorial's small window: "Alexander Zinn, a board member of the foundation that maintains the former Nazi concentration camps near Berlin, said such a move would distort history as there were no known Holocaust victims targeted for being lesbian."

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Preble Street Homeless voices for Justice receives almost $10,000 from 150 new donors: "The group lost $17,400 for this fiscal year when the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland and the Washington-based Catholic Campaign for Human Development canceled grants because of Preble Street's support for same-sex marriage in last fall's statewide gay marriage referendum."

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Lithuanian Prime Minister in radio interview: "In my personal opinion, Lithuania is tolerant enough a country, in comparison to such countries like Norway or Denmark, and you can neither call it Nazi, nor homophobic."


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