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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.  

TOAST TO CHARLIE CRIST!

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