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Town hall tackles gay-rights issues | Denver Post

I'm not really sure who they'd be quoting here... we held plenty of LGBT-issues Town Halls in Mt. Pleasant, MI back in the day, and I didn't think we were breaking any new ground...:
"Gay-rights activists in Denver held what they called the nation's first gay town-hall meeting, led Saturday night by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Democrat from Boulder. The open forum, at the Metropolitan Church of the Rockies in Denver, was to cover issues related to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender individuals, including the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' ban on gay service members, federal hate-crime legislation and job discrimination.

'I know there are a lot of people in the LGBT community (who) have been frustrated with the pace of progress,' Polis said. 'President Obama promised a lot during the campaign. (He's) been a little bit slow to deliver.'"

Either way, good for Denver and good for my main man, Rep. Polis!

Did you know one of my first EVER posts on this blog was about Rep. (then candidate) Polis? Oh how time flies!


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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!