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On Pam's House Blend: The right-wing media gay witch hunt continues with Obama EEOC nominee Chai Feldblum, Voters, Federal Judge Orders Prop 8 Backers to Provide Documents, Marriage equality in DC: Congress won't block bill, Fox News corrects inaccurate Kevin Jennings article. Politico does the same, Rep. Patrick Murphy to host a Special Order Hour in the House on DADT repeal, Equal

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Around the Web: Queerty has a lot to say about the President's address to HRC this weekend. Also other stuff happened. Over at Law Dork: Montana High Court Issues Pro-Gay Ruling


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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!