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LAST CALL 504 - Marriage Equality is one of Oprah's favorite things! The View might get a little Cali-phobic!

Oprah, Gayle King, Jenny McCarthy, Nate Berkus and Hugh Jackman all talk Marriage Equality!  I think its one of OPRAH'S FAVORITE THIIIIINGS!

State2State:  How will Democratic governors in Blue states handle Marriage Equality?  Maybe Specter would have fared better for reelection as a PENNSYLVANIA Republican.  Hundreds Marched in Philly in Pro-Equality rally!  It was rainy but looked fun!  Pro-Equality Religious leaders to rally in WASHINGTON D.C.  Learn more about HRC's 2009 Clergy call for Justice and Equality.  In CALIFORNIA NOMNOMNOM refuses to release their Financial Records.  The way forward for LGBT people of color in IOWA, meanwhile, their National Guard will be dumping married gays.  Who's driving in to get hitched?  In NEW YORK, The Empire State Pride Agenda is making a louder plea to law-makers, and using constituent poll data to make their case.  And there is LOTS of data.  Manhattan's next District Attorney may be an openly gay man!  In KENTUCKY, an Assistant Principal bars all gays from using the restroom.  

Is "outing" an anti-gay closeted gay law-maker really immoral or is it just reporting someone and holding them accountable?  In any other case, we'd call it whistleblowing... I don't know where I stand, I just think its worth pondering.  



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Chris Geidner: In Iowa, judges are ousted.

Via Chris Geidner's Poliglot blog at Metro Weekly:


In Iowa, which declared Iowa's marriage ban unconstitutional under the state's constitution in 2009, the National Organization for Marriage got one of its first electoral victories this year. The judicial retention elections appear to have resulted in the replacement of all three justices up for a vote this year.

Here, as of 3:35 a.m. and with 1767 out of 1774 precincts reporting, are the Iowa Secretary of State's election results:

Supreme Court Justice David L. Baker
Yes 443437 45.75%
No 525865 54.25%

Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Streit
Yes 442459 45.6%
No 527921 54.4%

Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus
Yes 437118 44.99%
No 534486 55.01%

The court was unanimous in its 2009 ruling that Iowa's constitution required marriage equality."

Can we trust Rasmussen anymore?


Happy Hour Roundup will be coming late today. Fortunately, there is lots of news to report on! Unfortunately, there will be no time for me to collect it and send it. Expect it between 5pm and 6pm!