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LAPD cuts ties to the Boy Scouts – with some red flags | LGBT POV

Hey Scouts, this just in:
"After almost a decade of complaints from the LGBT community about the connection between the LAPD and the Boy Scouts of America, the Los Angeles Police Commission Tuesday indicated they are moving forward with plans to start a youth program of their own."

As the Boy Scouts lose connections with more and more sponsorships and facilities, do you think they might get the message and end discrimination? I know SO MANY gay Eagle Scouts and former Boy Scouts. In fact, my boyfriend is a former Eagle Scout. When will they let everyone scout?


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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!