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Stand For Marriage Maine: The most intellectually offensive campaign we've ever faced

Stand For Marriage Maine: The most intellectually offensive campaign we've ever faced - Good As You:: Gay and Lesbian Activism With a Sense of Humor:
"We've expended scores of words on Maine's 'yes on 1' campaign, and their insistence that the carrying out of Maine's already-passed, already-signed marriage equality bill will lead to same-sex marriage being taught in schools. And by 'we,' we don't just mean this site -- we mean the broad coalition of bloggers, columnists, vloggers, reporters, tweeters, attorneys general, and assorted opinion-holders who've seen our opposition's highly flawed ads and felt the need, whether as LGBT people or simply as fair-minded humans, to say something about the bullcrappy in their midst. The pushback has been resoundingly principled, appropriately focused (i.e. on the game, not the players), and easy enough for a non-indoctrinated child to understand.

In a normal realm of discussion, the other side would be forced to actually acknowledge some of what we're saying. But this is not normal world -- it's the world of 'pro-family' politics, where the only form of dialogue they support exists between themselves and their choir, and the only opinions that matter are the faith-based ones that fully agree with their talking points. So rather than listen to what the state Attorney General Janet Mills..."


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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!