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News: New Jersey Gay Marriage, Hairy Moon, Reichen Sex Assault

road.jpg Is the New Jersey Supreme Court just days away from issuing a landmark gay marriage ruling? "Speculation is rampant because under New Jersey law Chief Justice Deborah Poritz must retire on her 70th birthday, which is Thursday, Oct. 26. It has generally been thought she would want a decision handed down before she retires. But Len Deo, president of the New Jersey Family Policy Council, said the decision could be issued after Poritz retires and still include her vote."

Justin_willisroad.jpg SMU Quarterback Justin Willis reinstated after hate crime accusation. Athletic director: "Several factors have influenced the decision to reinstate Justin. He is remorseful and contrite and has apologized for his actions. He understands that this was not acceptable behavior, and he has been penalized. He has been truthful and cooperative with all authorities involved in gathering facts on this matter. With lessons learned, it's time to move on."

road.jpg White hairy moon rises over Mexico City during Robbie Williams performance at VMAs.

road.jpg The Cleaning Hunk is back, with a few of his friends.

Harold_galeroad.jpg Queer as Folk's Gale Harold is soon to be on Broadway appearing in the new production of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer. Playbill talks to Harold about that production and asks him about any perspective he has on his former role as sex-addicted Brian Kinney. Said Harold: "It was full of different experiences. Working with the cast and the directors and pushing myself to places I didn't expect to be in was very positive and difficult and frightening. I'm very grateful that I had the experience to do it. It opened some doors to me. Overall, it was very positive."

road.jpg Tony Blair to give the Beckhams Lord and Lady titles?

road.jpg Reichen Lehmkuhl talked to ABC's Good Morning America on Sunday about closeted life in the U.S. Air Force Academy and a sexual assault that inspired suicidal thoughts: "A bag was put over my head. I was stripped of my clothes. I was forced to do things sexually with two other male cadets. That's when you start having suicidal thoughts, and that's when you start saying, 'Oh my God. I am so stuck in this situation. I can't go to anyone." (video)

SMU Quarterback Justin Willis Suspended for Possible Hate Crime

Justin_willisThe quarterback for Southern Methodist University's football team, Justin Willis, has been suspended after reports that he and another suspect repeatedly hit sophomore Jamil Beard in the face at a party early Friday morning. Before striking the student, one of the accused allegedly called Beard a "fag".

According to the police report, "Beard was at a party when two suspects entered the residence. They walked in and 'Susp. #2 stated to the comp (Beard) 'I heard you been talking sh**" then called the comp a 'fa*'.' Then Willis and the other suspect "repeatedly struck the comp (Beard) in the face and neck with their fists causing a 1 inch laceration above the right eye and severe swelling of the comp's lip."

Beard told police officers that he knew Willis. Willis' father alleges that Beard "began harassing his son through e-mail and then eventually began to slander him in public and follow Willis around."

Said Beard's father: "It's hard to do a restraining order on a college campus."
(Except for the kind taken care of with fists, of course)

An investigation is ongoing.

Willis awaits University investigation [smu daily]
SMU Quarterback Justin Willis Suspended [cbs11]


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