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My latest at Out & About on Giannoulias' newest website

Alexi Giannoulias makes a bold move--launches "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal website.:
" is the newest project by pro-LGBT Illinois State Treasurer and US Senate Candidate, Alexi Giannoulias. The petition site connects opponents of the military ban on gay and lesbian servicemembers to their Senators to encourage a quick and expedient repeal of the ban.

Equality Can't Wait will collect the information of LGBT servicemembers' allies and alert them in the future to other actions that they can take through the campaign's website. Though Equality Can't Wait is sparse in content right now, the campaign has big plans for Giannoulias' LGBT outreach, with similar actions for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and other LGBT-positive bills in the future..."

Get more details at my latest "Out & About Illinois Magazine" blog.


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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!