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On my way to our Great Nation's capitol! #NEM

I'm reporting to you live from the Capitol of the great state of Indiana in the offices (AKA Bil Browning and Jerame Davis's living room) about to embark across these amber waves of grain to the place where laws are made and unmade for the much anticipated National Equality March this Sunday, National Coming Out Day, October 11, 2009. 30 years ago this weekend gays and lesbians marched on our Nation's Capitol for the very first time, seeking Federal recognition of Equal Protection under the Law.

We still don't have it.

So we're marching to tell them once and for all it is time for justice, it is time for equality, it is time for liberty! Follow me this weekend and learn first-hand what's going on to help secure equality as I take you inside the summit and the march. I'm liveblogging here and on I'll link to any original Bilerico content that goes up from my observations.

Make sure you comment frequently so that I am not only your eyes and ears in DC, but your voice too!

Happy equality all!


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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!