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05/16/2012

Fox News Poll: Only 37% Believe In Gay Nups

GaybabiesTake these numbers and multiply them by what you know of Fox News:

According to a Fox News poll released Wednesday, 37 percent of voters believe gays and lesbians should be allowed to get married legally. While that’s unchanged from 2010, when the question was most recently asked, it’s nearly double the 20 percent who felt that way in March 2004, the first time it was asked.

On the other hand, the poll finds 25 percent think there should be no legal recognition given to gay and lesbian relationships, down from 28 percent in 2010 and a high of 40 percent in 2004.

The remaining one third (33 percent) think same-sex couples should be allowed a legal partnership similar to but not called marriage. While that number has bounced around a bit over the years, 33 percent also favored this middle-ground position in 2004. 

But let us all remember that polls are capricious and often wrong.

Posted May. 16,2012 at 7:10 PM EST by in FOX News, Gay Marriage, News | Permalink | Comments (46)


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NEVER FORGET: Jim Henson died 22-years ago today.

TAG TEAM: Chris Christie and Cory Booker get comedic.

KIDS...: Write the cutest music reviews.

FAIL: James O'Keefe pretends citizens are not citizens.

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Posted May. 16,2012 at 6:26 PM EST by in Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (4)


News: Armenian Bar, Trayvon Details, Virginia, Mary Kennedy

ShemarMoore 6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Does a baby make a man more attractive? In the case of Chris Hemsworth, yes.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Underwear designer Andrew Christian has a potentially NSFW video to sell his wares, though I guarantee you'll be looking at more than just undies.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Here are some updates on the Trayvon Martin shooting case, including a rundown of the dead 17-year old's injuries.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Mariah on Mariah, and only Mariah.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Mary Kennedy, estranged wife of RFK Jr., has died of yet-to-be-determined causes.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Shemar Moore reminds us all why we should miss him whenever he's not in our thoughts.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Howard Dean was on the phone with a Canadian radio station when he was in a car accident. The former Vermont governor and DNC chair is a-okay, though.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi DC Comics rejected these products for the forthcoming Before Watchmen series.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi A persistent and misleading question: "Will Gay Marriage Divide Black Electorate?"

Hotcoffee6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Analysis of a New York Times and CBS News poll: "A quarter of Americans would like to see some legal recognition for gay relationships, but would also prefer — again, if given the option — that such recognition not be described as a marriage."

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Good on you to Hutchinson, Kansas, where the city council has voted to outlaw discrimination against gay and lesbian citizens.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi The Obama Administration is not going to let GOP lawmakers push through discriminatory legislation. Zack Ford explains: "In its one Statement of Administration Policy, the White House outlined numerous reasons it opposes the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which contains a military “license to bully” provision and restricts same-sex marriages or similar ceremonies from being held on military bases. The other Statement of Administration Policy addressed the Violence Against Women Act, from which House Republicans stripped all protections for minority groups"

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Ousted Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich will not be running for office in Washington State.

ManhattanLight6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Drinking some hot Joe every morning may be good for your health. "Results show that death rates over a 13-year period among men and women who drank coffee decreased with a greater number of cups per day, up to six. The trend was seen for deaths from any cause, and from specific causes such as heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke and diabetes. This relationship, however, was not seen for those who died of cancer."

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi An Armenian gay bar was torched in what appears to be an anti-gay attack.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi No Mitzvah: "[Israel's] Knesset voted down a bill on Wednesday that would allow same-sex, as well as interfaith couples to wed.  The legislation, by MK Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz) opens the option of civil marriages for those who may not be wed according to halacha (Jewish law), as well as those who choose not to be married by the Chief Rabbinate. It was rejected, with 39 MKs opposed and 11 in favor."

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Virginia Sen. Adam Ebbin says he is "ashamed and disgusted" by his state legislature's recent decision to reject openly gay prosecutor Tracy Thorne-Begland for a potential judgeship.

Posted May. 16,2012 at 5:46 PM EST by in Chris Hemsworth, Comic Books, Fashion Men, Gay Marriage, Israel, Kansas, Mariah Carey, News, Science | Permalink | Comments (19)


Update On Manny Pacquiao's Anti-Gay Controversy

MannyBoycottThere have been some fast-moving developments in the queer case of Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino boxer who caused a stir this week by coming out against gay marriage.

First and foremost, the Courage Campaign is currently calling on Nike to drop Pacquiao as a spokesman.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao himself has clarified his remarks, saying, "I only voiced out my opinion that same-sex marriage is against the law of God. I’m not against homosexuals. I have a relative who is also gay. We cannot do anything if they were born that way. What I do not want is when you disobey the commandment of God."

And the entertainment show Extra will reportedly go forward with their interview with Pacquiao even though the entertainment complex where they shoot, LA's The Grove, has banned him.

The LA Times explains:

Pacquiao spokesman Fred Sternburg told The Times that the boxer will be interviewed by "Extra" host Mario Lopez at another location. The show is usually taped at The Grove.

Sternburg also said the controversy has been blown out of proportion by inaccurate comment's about his position. "[Manny's] not supportive of gay marriage, but he has nothing against gay people," he said.

The Grove announced the ban Tuesday evening.

"Based on news reports of statements made by Mr. Pacquiao, we have made it be known that he is not welcome at the Grove and will not be interviewed here now or in the future. The Grove is a gathering place for all Angelenos and not a place for intolerance," the Grove said in a statement.
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In an interview with National Conservative Examiner, Pacquiao addressed President Obama's recent endorsement of gay marriage.

"God's words first ... obey God's law first before considering the laws of man," Pacquiao told the Examiner. "God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married. It should not be of the same sex, so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah."

You can be sure that Mario Lopez will have plenty to discuss with the pugilist.

Posted May. 16,2012 at 4:19 PM EST by in Discrimination, Gay Marriage, News, Sports | Permalink | Comments (47)


Massachusetts Church Sends And Then Removes Anti-Gay Message

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Above you see the recent message sent by St. Francis Xavier Parish in Acushnet, Massachusetts. It reads "Two men are friends, not spouses."

The church's director, Steven Guillotte, insists it is a neutral message. "We don't feel that there's anything hateful in it," he said.

Protester Kim Miska, however, sees things differently: "I think it was bigoted ... very ignorant. You can believe in what you want to believe in, but there's no reason to shove it down everybody's throat.”

The church has since removed the message, put up Tuesday, and replaced it with a more neutral message about the upcoming mass, yet deny their decision is over any kind of protest.

The message below the sign, in case you can't read it, says, "You may not be welcome at this church, but all people are welcome in this community. Spread love, not hate."

Posted May. 16,2012 at 3:40 PM EST by in Massachusetts, News, Religion | Permalink | Comments (19)


Smoking Makes You Straight And Therefore Honorable, Say Maine Haters

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As LGBT activists lay the groundwork to pass a same-sex marriage initiative in Maine for this November, opponents have launched a new website that offers ill-planned juxtapositions of the "gay blue state 'lifestyle'" with "red and straight state 'America'."

Jeremy Hooper at Good.As.You and I had the same question: why is smoking cigarettes "straight," "manly" or something to celebrate?

Posted May. 16,2012 at 2:51 PM EST by in 2012 Election, Gay Marriage, Maine, News | Permalink | Comments (52)



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