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In exactly ONE WEEK we will be convening a Bilerico Project meetup in Washington DC in honor of Bil Browning's birthday! Nathan Treanor of NathanOUTloud and I have also began contacting bloggers, vloggers and podcasters to join us in DC as well. For more information, read all about it!


On Ameriqueer: Want to play with a new Google tool... AND help choose what happens with Ameriqueer?, Lundon Calling show 45? Wow!

On Big Gay News: Maine Okays Investigation Into Gay Marriage Opponents, Mormon Paper Pulls Ad for Gay Suicide Memorial, Domestic Partnership Certificates Issued in Nevada, Texas Judge Rules Gay Marriage Ban 'Unconstitutional'

On Bilerico: UPDATED: Prominent Midwestern LGBT Activist Accused of Embezzling $5.9 Million, Deep in the heart(s) of Texas, More people are getting AIDS meds worldwide, Maine's 3:1 odds, lesbian moms, & Maggie Gallagher's Hindu husband, Alberta Teacher Fired For Gender Change, $5 to end HIV

On Pam's House Blend: HOT: Major warning sign: Protect Marriage Washington has stopped asking for money, Press Release from Fred Karger: 'Maine Marriage Campaign Probe Gets Ok', University of North Texas Votes Down Bill To Allow Same-Sex Couples to Run For Homecoming, Guest Post By Paul Hogath: 'Why I'm Going To Maine", ENDA Hearing - Did We Not Expect A Conservative "Christian" Eruption?

On Joe.My.God: Important Correction From One Iowa, Signorile Caller Says He's Organizing To Overthrow Obama, Bring Back Slavery, Judge Orders Yes On 8 To Turn Over Campaign Information, Monday: Outrage Premieres On HBO, Morehouse College Fires Employee Over Homophobic Email, Illinois Senate Introduces Marriage Bill

On BoxTurtleBulletin: Prop 8 Campaign Attitudes to be Revealed, Joint Chiefs Magazine: End DADT, Marriage Bill to be Presented in D.C. Next Tuesday

On Towleroad: Haven't North Carolina Gays Waited Long Enough for Marriage?, Deseret News Spurns Ad for Memorial to Gay Mormon Suicide Victims, Homophobic 'Gay Wedding' Email Prompts Firing at Morehouse, NYC Mayor Bloomberg Backtracks on Marriage Equality Doubts, Judge: Prop 8 Campaign Must Hand Over Some Internal Records

On AmericaBlogGay: FOX News has been peddling a lie in the Jennings controversy, and only bothered fact-checking the story after they aired it, Despite fundraising investigation, NOM will give "additional 'couple hundred thousand' dollars" to Maine anti-gay campaign, Texas judge clears way for gay divorce, says gay marriage ban violates equal-protection right

On Good As You: Does Maggie have more in common with us than she might admit?, Great. Can we now let Kevin Jennings do his job of oh, I don't know -- PROTECTING CHILDREN!?, Ellen Show creator's new sitcom: Leifer laffer trades male for 'L'

Around the Web: Over at my favorite blog, Queerty, I'm a monster and Bil is just covering his ass. Who's surprised?

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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!