Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill & Jersey’s Gay Marriage Bill Shift Course & Remodel

UGANDA: Uganda has decided they no longer wish to legally murder the gays. The option of execution has been removed from the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill”, which is of course REALLY GOOD NEWS. However, there’s still an “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” in Uganda, so, you know.

A statement posted on the Uganda Media Centre’s website suggests their change of heart is based solely on the threat from other countries to withhold things like food and aid. Don’t worry, though — they still f*cking hate you! This quote will make you want to throat-punch orphan kittens:

“The promoters of homosexuality, who happens to have vast resources at their disposal and a global reach, have confused human rights groups to portray homosexuality as a human rights issue. But rights must be based on values.”

It’s been made clear that inspiration for the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” was provided by prominent anti-gay American a-holes, like Rich Cohen, Paul Cameron of the Family Research Institute, and a million other Evangelicals. Hey! Speaking of church-related people! Rick Warren has finally spoken out against Uganda’s insane bill. Somebody give this man a cookie.

NEW JERSEY: Today’s New Jersey Same-Sex Marriage vote has been canceled from the Senate Agenda. Instead, they’ll take the bill to the General Assembly first, where support is believed to be stronger. This is bad for two reasons: 1) Cancellation was due in large part to the sponsors’ fears of failure. 2) Now you can’t read our live-blog today! It was going to be epic.

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FISTF*CKING: People are still freaking out about Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar,” who apparently once taught a workshop about queer sexuality at a GLSEN youth conference at Tufts University. (Or “Tuft’s” as the article states) We have to protect the children! From fists! You know what doesn’t usually get you pregnant in high school? Fisting. I can’t even begin to explain how much I love this quote from one of the instructors: “Some people can take a hand, or they can’t take a hand.” So true.

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    It’s a dangerous world out there…..and in here too…

    But kudos to CT where we just celebrated the one year anniversary of our marriage equality law on 11/12.

    And congrats to all the couples coming to CT to wed from all across the country, many of whom have been together for 20, 30 and 40 years.

    Onward to equality,
    Joe Mustich, Justice of the Peace,
    Washington, Connecticut, USA.

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    What a day for sure. The only thing truly worthwhile for humanity in all this news was your mention of a cookie.
    Also, was at Panera last night and was dismayed to find Autostraddle was blocked. whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

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    I only got 2 minutes and 55 seconds into that Rick Warren vid until I was so bored I wanted to burst my own eardrums. And what those parents of the kiddy fisters should really be worried about is whether or not they wash their hands before engaging in that kind of activity. I mean think about it… playground hands, craft corner hands, nose picking hands. Practice sanitary sex, kids.

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    I think it’s great that we are starting to see protests on an international level. This will pave the way for a world wide revolt that is certain to happen once the world leaders have failed so miserably to use the planets resources in a fair, transparent way.

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