GAY MARRIAGE: We’re still so disappointed about New York, but if New Jersey’s gay marriage legistation passes next week, we promise to never make jokes about New Jersey ever again. Over 700 marriage equality supporters rallied in Trenton today!
However if this is just another day of disappointment, we will either put up a lot of photos of puppies, or we will do this:
NY FALLOUT: Meanwhile in New York, the reactions begin:
The New York Times has letters to the editor about what happened in Albany: The ones we agree with like: “Dispiriting, depressing, infuriating and deeply saddening — all these reactions are appropriate given the failure of New York State to protect my rights.” and then there’s the infuriating letters, like, “the vast majority of Americans either don’t want to redefine marriage as it stands now, or simply have more pressing issues to worry about.” (@nytimes)
Wouldn’t it be awesome if one of the gay haters turned out to be gay? mean probs not, but a girl can dream: NY Sen. Kruger Says No To Marriage, But Yes To Hot Guys in Lyrca.
Because blaming anyone besides THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED NO is soooo productive, it’s Tom Duane’s campaigning to drum up support for the marriage bill that’s being fingered as a failure: and Now Sen. Tom Duane Receives the Blame for NY’s Failed Marriage Vote. Or, how’s this: Gov. David Paterson was right to insist on a vote to legalize same-sex marriage during the current special session, but he was too weak to get the job done.
“New York’s courts may choose to use the annulment challenge as an opportunity to hear evidence on the social harm marriage discrimination causes for the entire state — gay and straight residents alike. There are plenty of arguments to support this assertion”: The NY Couple Who Want Their Marriage Annuled (Because It’s Unconstitutional)
UGANDA: An incredibly compelling essay on Rick Warren’s continuing to lose integrity over proposed Ugandan gay bill: “Very few people want to bring this up but there is a serious problem with the mindsets of some Christians in this country. They go beyond merely defending their values. They are attempting to create a reality where their beliefs are the ones on top of some type of ecclesiastical food chain. They claim to be under persecution but their definition of being persecuted lies in their inability to deal with the fact that this is a multicultural society, not a Christian one.”
RIGHT WING: But the best news we’ve heard all day? Our loudest gay republican Andrew Sullivan is leaving the Right Wing! because he “cannot support a movement that is deeply homophobic, cynically deploys fear of homosexuals to win votes, and gives off such a racist vibe that its share of the minority vote remains pitiful.”
TOLERANCE: In response to bullying, a middle school in California delivered a strong lesson in tolerance — tolerance of redheads, that is. Guess the gays are in the clear… unless you go to this other middle school in California, which apologized for its lesson in tolerance — tolerance of gays, that is.
MILITARY: What does the U.S. Department of Defense have planned for tomorrow? I’ll give you a hint: it has absolutely nothing to do with national security. Celebrate 40 years of the internet and track down a bunch of huge red balloons — winner gets $40,000 in governmental cash.
MIXED MESSAGES: Thanks to a terrible/AWESOME slip-up, phone calls to Florida’s Gov. Charlie Crist were redirected to the following pervy recording:
“Hey there, sexy guy. Welcome to an exciting new way to go live, one on one, with hot, horny girls waiting right now to talk to you.”
PROP 8: The “Yes on 8” bigots think it’s fine to take away the rights of gay couples, just so long as nobody ever finds out who they are.
FLOW CHARTS: Hey, neat-o! Check out these super complicated flow charts that map the military strategy in Afghanistan and the debate over gay marriage.
2010 BALLOT: Crazies like this guy (and his freakin’ 4,000 supporters) make me glad I don’t live in Denver anymore. In 2010, Denver voters will be asked to approve a welcoming panel for extraterrestrials. “If approved, the city panel would promote “harmonious, peaceful, mutually respectful and beneficial coexistence” between earthlings and extraterrestrials”… SRSLY. This comes at the same time Britain’s UFO investigation hotline shuts down.
BAD JOKE: ‘Brüno’ pastor runs for mayor of Birmingham, Ala. — “In the movie, Trautwein counsels Brüno to convert to heterosexuality by believing in Jesus.”
DEAD PRESIDENTS: Are you addicted to your iPhone? Do you pounce at free applications? Well, now there’s a Ronald Reagan app you can download, complete with photos of Reagan playing mini-golf in the Oval Office.