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New York State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. takes credit for poor marriage equality polling numbers, predicts bill won't come to floor by end of session.

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Vampire takes his chances in the sunlight.

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Let's Pets Get Physical!

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Guy Ritchie working on film adaptation of Guys & Dolls? "The director, best known for his London-based crime films, is said to have roped in movie hardman Jason Statham to show off his vocal talents in a reworking of the classic musical, which originally starred Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra."

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Kathy Griffin, Lance Bass and other celebs take to the streets of L.A. to protest Prop 8 decision.

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Drew Barrymore speaks at Prop 8 protest.

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AIDS prevention campaign: sexual promiscuity written in the pubes.

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Hubble Telescope healthy, solid after repair: "We've got a whole new telescope. We've got four new instruments. Two of them dead, now alive. These are truly the best of times. Not the worst of times."

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Phyllis Lyon recalls her life with the late Del Martin as Prop 8 is upheld.

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Gay Moroccan author Abdellah Taia tells all: "Taia has defied Moroccan society's don't-ask, don't-tell attitude toward homosexuality — and prison sentences that are still on the books in the North African kingdom — to write five autobiographical novels about growing up poor and gay in the northern coastal city of Sale. The novels, peppered with sexually explicit passages, have catapulted him to fame in his native country and made him the de-facto poster child of its budding gay rights movement."

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Make Me a Supermodel fix: Jonathan Waud.

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Right whales return to former whaling ground.

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Chris Brown: "I ain't a monster."

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Levi's joins White Knot movement for marriage equality: "Our design team was seeking something that would resonate beyond just fashion but also fit with our white product theme."

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Hero of the day: Duckman.

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Grand Theft Auto IV creators to release new title - The Ballad of Gay Tony.

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San Francisco's thin blue gay line.

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Paul Oakenfold says titles of new Madonna singles are "I'm Sorry", "Broken", and "Celebrate".

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8: The Mormon Proposition. An interview with director Reed Cowan: "Truthfully, this film started out as an exposé on the problems of gay teen homelessness in Utah's 'Zion' and an examination about WHY otherwise loving parents would kick their kids out on to the streets just because their kids are gay.  But as the weeks and months unfolded in our project, I began seeing that history demanded our project be larger in scope.  Slowly, but with great force, our focus shifted to what I believe is the 'touchstone' of Mormon ideology regarding homosexuality...and that is exclusively Mormon efforts to get PROP 8 on the ballot in California and see its passage.  It's the case against Mormons and what I believe has been a decades long work to damage gay people and their causes.


Key GOP Senator Not Immediately Opposed to Gay SCOTUS Justice

With reports that names of two lesbians, former Stanford Law School Dean Kathleen Sullivan and Stanford Law Professor Pam Karlan, are circulating on shortlists for Obama's Supreme Court appointment, The Hill spoke with key GOP Republicans about whether or not sexuality would be an issue.

Sessions Said ranking Senate Judiciary Committee Republican Jeff Sessions (AL): "I’m not inclined to think that’s an automatic disqualification. I may disagree with some legal opinion on those issues, but I think fundamentally it will be up to the president to submit somebody who would unite the country and would be a clear statement of a mainstream judge who commits himself to the law."

Sessions appears "uneasy" about it, and he thinks the American people will be too.

GOP Chief Deputy Whip John Thune (S.D.), however, called it "a bridge too far right now," adding, "It seems to me this first pick is going to be a kind of important one, and my hope is that he’ll play it a little more down the middle. A lot of people would react very negatively."

More Republican responses similar to Sessions', at The Hill.

Chuck Wolfe, President and CEO of The Victory Fund, talks about the possibility of a lesbian on the Court on MSNBC, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Lesbian Law Professor on Obama's Supreme Court List?

The Victory Fund reports that Stanford Law School professor Kathleen Sullivan's name is being mentioned as a potential nominee to fill Souter's position on the SCOTUS:

Sullivan "Sullivan’s name appears on lists compiled by the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and numerous law blogs.  She is the founder and director of the Stanford Constitutional Law Center, and served as dean of  Stanford Law School from 1999 to 2004. Sullivan has filed amicus curiae briefs in some of the most important Supreme Court cases involving LGBT rights, including Bowers v. Hardwick and Lawrence v. Texas."

Last night, NBC's Pete Williams broke the news that Souter was planning to retire.


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