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1NewsIconThis is awesome: Catholics for Marriage Equality in Maine are running an ad this Sunday in which the coalition celebrates same-sex marriage. Over 100 Catholics are attaching their name to the missive.

Diebold1NewsIcon From Christian Science Monitor: "In four battleground states, glitches in electronic-voting machines could produce erroneous tallies that would be difficult to detect and potentially impossible to correct..."

1NewsIcon Scissor Sisters are taking an "indefinite hiatus," but lead singer Jake Shears insists they're not breaking up.

1NewsIcon Katy Perry wears her vote on her stomach.

1NewsIcon The College Board reports that college now costs, on average, $17,860 a year.

1NewsIcon Richard Mourdock stands by his remarks about rape victims not getting abortions because any pregnancy is "something God intended to happen". Though he says he "did not intend to suggest that God wants rape," "I would be less than faithful if I said anything other than life is precious, I believe it's a gift from god".

1NewsIcon Meanwhile, Obama is keeping up his attacks on Romney's connection to Mourdock.

1NewsIcon Marriage equality got a shout-out at Anne Hathaway and her talents pals' Cabaret celebration at Joe's Pub last night: "In deference to New York’s gay marriage law, Hathaway added that she and [Audra] McDonald had decided to sing [the song "Married"] lovingly to each other. In one of the show’s emotional highlights, they were joined by duets between [Eddie] Redmayne and [Bryce] Pinkham, and [Linda] Lavin and [Harvey] Fierstein."

DraperHawaii1NewsIcon Don and Megan take Hawaii.

1NewsIcon Former minor league baseball pitcher John Dillinger discusses coming out: "I felt like it was time and I wasn’t afraid of the unknown any more. I felt like people needed to know."

1NewsIcon Inside Prof. James Franco's thought process.

1NewsIcon Stacy Keibler thinks George Clooney is good at everything ever, which may be true.

1NewsIcon The CW is getting relatively high-brow with a show about Mary, Queen of Scots.

1NewsIcon Here's how Jessica Simpson reportedly reacted to an unconfirmed report that father Joe Simpson came out of the closet: "Jessica’s been trying to process the information slowly, but she’s having difficulty dealing with it... Despite that, she’s going to stand by him and support his decision."

1NewsIcon Joe Simpson is denying the rumors, though.

1NewsIcon "Guns, climate, gays missing in presidential race"

1NewsIcon Chick-fil-A may be benefiting from CEO Dan Cathy's anti-gay politics. From ABC News: "The number of people who said they visited Chick-fil-A in the "past month" increased 2.2 percent, according to a third quarter study by chain restaurant market research firm Sandelman & Associates' Quick-Track study. The research firm conducts research for all major fast-food chains in U.S. media markets."

Embryo1NewsIcon One has to wonder how the right will respond to this: "Scientists in Oregon have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative technique that could someday be used to prevent babies from inheriting certain rare incurable diseases."

1NewsIcon Equality California has finally wrapped up its year-long search for a permanent executive director and today announced John O’Connor will take the slot vacated by Roland Palencia.

1NewsIcon Timothy Kurek, the man who pretended to be gay to learn more about his own homophobic attitudes, writes about his experience for Salon: "I found myself regularly going to a karaoke night, and so many gay people attended, we called it 'Lesbaoke.' At first it made me uncomfortable, but over time I found in that place a new home, where everyone was the epitome of loving, and where the judgmental voice inside of me was forced into silence."


The Scissor Sisters 'Have a Kiki' on the Premiere of 'The Wendy Williams Show': VIDEO

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The Scissor Sisters are Wendy Williams' kind of people, so she invited them down for her season premiere.

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Scissor Sisters' 'Let's Have a Kiki' Instructional Video: WATCH

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Here it is! The Scissor Sisters' video for "Let's Have a Kiki", which instructs you how to do so.

Filmed at the Kiki Institute of Mental Instability.

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Ana Matronic On Gay Families: VIDEO

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AFTER THE JUMP, see a quick vid of the Scissor Sisters' Ana Matronic talking about what it means to be a family. Please note: the language is a little coarse. Recorded Friday night at Terminal 5, in Hell's Kitchen, NYC ...

(Thanks to Matt Rettenmund for the link. See much, much more of the show at his website, Boy Culture.)

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Let's Have a Kiki: VIDEO

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Ready for a Kiki this Pride weekend? This Videodrome Discothèque Edit of the new "Scissor Sisters" track should get you in the mood.

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The New Scissor Sisters Video 'Baby Come Home' Has a Big Head: WATCH

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A big head, as in beer.

Scissor Sisters dropped a new UK single today, "Baby Come Home", and along with it a video which sees Jake Shears, Baby Daddy, Ana Matronic, and Del Marquis dropped into a series of fantasy micro brew labels as vikings, nuns, sailors, and witches.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

Up top is a behind-the-scenes shot from photographer Kevin Tachman. You can see more here.

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