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WHAT. THE. HELL? NEW HAMPSHIRE??? (and a prop 8 update)

Okay, first let me just say CALIFORNIA can breathe easy for a few more days as San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsome convinced the Supreme Court to hold of on releasing their decision on Prop 8 a few more days until the 30th anniversary of the White Night Riots is passed.  We're probably going to see it Tuesday, the following Thursday or THAT following Monday.  

NOW:  WHAT THE HELL, NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSE?!?!?!?!???!?!?!?!????!

The NEW HAMPSHIRE House, which on May 6 APPROVED Marriage Equality by a vote of 178-167, has now stalled the REWRITTEN BY GOVERNOR JOHN LYNCH bill 188-186--That's right, folks, two votes.  25 members did not vote at all, and opponents of the bill failed to kill it in a 173-202 vote, but this STILL means we're waiting on NEW HAMPSHIRE to GET ITS SHIT TOGETHER!  The House passed a resolution to continue negotiating with the Senate by a vote of 207-168.  If that same number votes for the 're-re-renegotiated' bill in the next two weeks it will pass, but then if the renegotiations write out some of Governor John Lynch's changes, it still could face a veto!!!!!

Earlier in the day, today, the NEW HAMPSHIRE Senate--or, as I like to call them, my new best friends--passed the re-renegotiated bill with the Governor John Lynch language 14-10.  The Senate originally passed the bill 13-11 back on April 29, at the time slightly rewording the language from the ORIGINAL House bill passed on a vote of 186-179 WAY BACK on April 25.  On May 6, the House passed that bill with the Senate language changes... and then the bill sat and sat and sat.  Nobody seemed to know where it was.  Then Governor Lynch came out with his revisions, and here we are today... the same place we were months ago--SECOND DAMN CLASS CITIZENS!

I will be discussing these and more tonight on Lundon Calling with Ace Lundon, great gay activist and friend.  I've got Skype all set up, and practiced with Ace last night.  If you're on the EAST COAST tune in at 10pm.  CENTRAL, 9pm.  MOUNTAIN (Drew), 8pm.  PACIFIC, 7pm.  Brant, your family can listen to me at about 5pm.  Not that they will.  But they could.  I wish I could listen to me at 5pm too, because that would mean I'm in Hawaii!  THIS POST HERE HAS INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT HOW TO LISTEN!

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Joe Moderate said…
The picture of Kelly is *perfect*. My reaction upon hearing the news from NH was identical:

what the hell?
Newscrazy said…
I actually said it JUST LIKE KELLY when I read the news... and I was still at school.

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