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Marie Osmond Speaks Out for Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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Marie Osmond tells Diane Sawyer she believes in marriage equality:

"The God that I believe in is a god of love, not fear. I don't tell my children if you're not good you're going to Hell. I tell my children that God will be there for them when they struggle. That's the God I believe in...I believe in [my lesbian daughter's] civil rights, as a mother. I think my daughter deserves everything that she desires in life. She's a good girl. She's a wonderful child. I don't think God made one color flower. I think he made many..."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Marie's oldest brother Alan and his wife served as emcees for a rally this week "benefitting the protection of marriage between a man and a woman" at the Utah capitol.

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Osmond Family Hosting Anti-Gay Rally at Utah Capitol

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To coincide with the Supreme Court's consideration of marriage cases demanding equality for gay and lesbian Americans, the Osmond family is holding a "pro-family" rally at the Utah Capitol "benefitting the protection of marriage" from gay and lesbian Americans.

No word if Marie Osmond and her lesbian daughter are attending.

(via good as you)


Marie Osmond to Oprah: 'My Son Was Not Gay'

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Marie Osmond appears on Oprah today to discuss the suicide of her son, Michael Blosil, and she addresses speculation that arose after his death about whether he killed himself over his sexuality, ABC News reports.

Says Osmond: "My son was not gay. He wanted to be married and have a family and travel all over the world. And it wouldn't matter if he was. I have a daughter who is gay, and it was my daughter who was offended by it, like, 'What? All gay kids commit suicide?' She really wanted it cleared up."

Watch an excerpt from the show (not addressing the sexuality issue), AFTER THE JUMP...

Previously...
Marie Osmond on Gay Rights and Her Lesbian Daughter [tr]

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Roseanne Doesn't Hold Back On The Mormon Church

Roseanne Roseanne has taken to her blog to blame both the Mormon Church and Marie Osmond for the suicide of Osmond's son. In a post titled "Marie osmonds poor gay son killed himself" Roseanne proceeds to explain why the teenager, who had been reportedly fighting depression, took his own life last week. She continues:

"because he had been told how wrong and how sick he was every day of his life by his church and the people in it. Calling that "depression" is a lie! 

Yet the Osmonds still talk lovingly about their church, saying nothing about its extremely anti-gay Crusade. Marie also has a gay daughter! Hey, I want her and all the gay kids in the world to know that they are just fine being gay and that they deserve love and respect instead of insults and rebuke! I have gay people in my family and my circle of friends and I am kicking bigot ass and taking names!"


News: Cherry Bomb, Mexico City, Christian Siriano, NASCAR

 road A 39-year-old San Diego man is accused of picking up young men in San Diego, drugging them, and then having sex with them. He's alleged to have murdered one of them, a 23-year-old.

Christian-siriano-having-a-moment  road Marriage and adoption by gays and lesbians in Mexico City is legal as of today but, according to one woman who intends to marry her long-time partner, "our real battle is with our people in Mexico."

 road Did Canada's immigration minister order the removal of decriminalization of homosexuality in 1969 and other references to gays and lesbians in the country's citizenship study guide? He says he "did not do such a thing." 

 road This isn't good news for the Catholic Church.

 road Project Runway winner Christian Siriano will get his own show on Bravo.  Watch out for his new catchphrases: “J’adore,” “Genius” and “Having a Moment.”

 road Did Marie Osmond's son commit suicide because he was conflicted over his sexuality?

 road We hear that George Michael and Lady Gaga will both be at the Mardi Gras celebrations in Sydney this weekend and that they'll perform together on stage.

 road AT&T helps fund Equality California so they can keep on fighting the good fight.

 road Sarah Palin is rumored to be involved in a large-scale television documenatry on Alaska. Not to worry. This doesn't mean you're going to be exposed to narration peppered with "you betcha"s over glacial landscapes. No, she will only produce the project.Kristen-stewart-dakota-fanning-the-runaways-promo-pictures

 road Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning recorded a version of The Runways "Cherry Bomb" and you know what? It does't suck at all.

 road These are good odds: Four candidates running for governor in Rhode Island support marriage equality. Unlike the current governor, Donald Carcieri.

 road Yes, there are indeed gay NASCAR fans. And at least one of them is a member of the press.

 road The UK's Tory party wants to give gays and lesbians who have have children extra paternity and maternity rights.


News: Olympic Torch, Marie Osmond, White Night Riots, Bette Midler

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Obama and Cheney face off with speeches on terrorism.

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Today marks the 30th anniversary of San Francisco's White Night riots, which happened after a court handed down the most lenient sentence possible to Dan White (voluntary manslaughter) for the murders of Harvey Milk and George Moscone.

Flamee What was Vancouver smoking when they designed the new Olympic torch?

Army veteran Brian Hughes in WSJ: Time to end 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'.

New Hampshire Republican lawmaker and marriage equality supporter reveals "festering wound" of Governor John Lynch's request for revision of marriage legislation. GOP urging veto.

NOM comes out biting on NH.

First screen shots of Rihanna and Kanye West's new video "Paranoid".

Gerard Butler acts like the village idiot at The Village Idiot.

Castillodellago Castillo del Lago, former Madonna home goes on sale for $15 million. "When Pytka bought the mansion from Madonna in the mid-'90s for roughly $5 million, he considered it a standout compared with what else was on the market. Under her ownership, the house gained its notable red-and-yellow exterior. Although Pytka researched the home's history and looked at the original color, he opted to keep Madonna's color scheme."

General assembly of the Church of Scotland divided over gay minister: "On Saturday evening, elders will debate the appointment of Mr Rennie, a 36-year-old divorced father-of-one, as minister at Queen's Cross Church in Aberdeen."

1969: New York Public Library to feature exhibit on emergence of gay liberation.

Marie Osmond discusses her lesbian daughter Jessica: "I love my daughter! She's my baby girl, come on. So what if she's gay? She's my daughter and she's an amazing woman and a good kid. I raised her, she better be good." You may remember her recent radio interview on the subject.

Colorado Governor signs bill allowing gay employees to share benefits with their partners.

50bette Bette Midler and 50 Cent: New BFFs.

On the red carpet at LOGO's NewNowNext Awards...

Nevada Domestic Partnership bill called "vital" for state economy: "Our state cannot afford to lose any more revenue to other destinations because of a reputation as a place which is not socially or politically the right place to do business or to vacation."

D.C. Democrats in same-sex marriage debate.

Massachusetts marriage equality works: debunking the lies of the Right.

Investigation of Ireland's Catholic-run schools reveals rampant sexual abuse of students by male priests.

Anti-gay former Santa Fe, Texas city council candidate Michael Aldous arrested on drug possession charges: "During his campaign for a seat on the Santa Fe City Council, in which his father, Warren Aldous also ran, the two promised voters that if elected they would try to slash the budget of the Santa Fe Police Department in half.  Michael was battered in the press for making derogatory remarks against "homos" referring to an announced gay candidate."


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