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Fri, Jan 30, 2015 4:50 PM
Kutesa

Sam Kutesa, the President of the United Nations General Assembly whose election

Sam Kutesa, the President of the United Nations General Assembly whose election was protested internationally by LGBT rights groups because of his hand in Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality law and comments referring to gay people as "disgusting", returned to his home country this week and immediately engaged in some braggadocio with regard [...]
Source: Towleroad Andy Towle
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 4:20 PM
Nph

Singer-actor-dancer-writer Neil Patrick Harris is teasing his upcoming NBC variety show with a 15 second Super Bowl spot.

Deadline

Singer-actor-dancer-writer Neil Patrick Harris is teasing his upcoming NBC variety show with a 15 second Super Bowl spot. Deadline writes: Based on the U.K. series Saturday Night Takeaway, the variety series will feature comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden-camera celebrity pranks and appearances by A-list celebrities. The show will air later this fall, but in the meantime you [...]
Source: Towleroad Kyler Geoffroy
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 4:02 PM
RomneyPolitical Wire
Following a phone call with supporters Friday, perennial candidate Mitt Romney announced he would not pursue a third bid for the White House in 2016. Political Wire reports: “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity [...]
Source: Towleroad Kyler Geoffroy
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 4:00 PM
Warren Carlyle - Hunk du Jour
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Fri, Jan 30, 2015 3:50 PM
Alcorn
A petition on WhiteHouse.gov that seeks to ban "conversion therapy" for LGBTQ minors has reached the 100,000 signature goal ahead of its February 2 deadline. From the petition: On Sunday, December 27, 2014, Leelah Alcorn a 17 year old transgender youth wrote a suicide note, posted it on Tumblr and then walked [...]
Source: Towleroad Kyler Geoffroy
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 3:20 PM
Deflategate

Since far too much media coverage has been devoted this week to

Since far too much media coverage has been devoted this week to the so-called 'Deflategate' controversy, a few Patriots fans have come forward to take responsibility in advance of Sunday's Super Bowl game. Demand the perpetrators: "Now leave Tom Brady alone. Tom Brady had nothing to do with this because he's [...]
Source: Towleroad Andy Towle
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 2:50 PM
MarshallHouse Bill 1414, which state Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William County) introduced last month, specifically cited “same-sex ‘marriage’ or homosexual behavior.”

“Equality Virginia applauds the subcommittee for voting against this discriminatory and destructive bill,” said James Parrish, executive director of Equality Virginia, a statewide LGBT advocacy group. “This bill would have hurt too many people, damaged our business climate, and highlighted Virginia as a hostile and unwelcoming place to live and work. The majority of Virginians agree that discrimination against LGBT people is wrong, and thankfully today’s vote reflects that opinion.”

Marshall (pictured) is the same anti-gay wingnut who last year 

A bill that would have allowed religious-based discrimination against gays failed to pass a Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee Thursday, the Washington Blade reports: House Bill 1414, which state Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William County) introduced last month, specifically cited “same-sex ‘marriage’ or homosexual behavior.” “Equality Virginia applauds the subcommittee for voting against this [...]
Source: Towleroad Kyler Geoffroy
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 2:25 PM
Weather

Cory McCloskey with FOX 10 Phoenix managed to keep his cool on-air after the station's weather map malfunctioned and started displaying temperatures of over 2,000 degrees in some local cities. 

McCloskey also managed to keep the crew giggling throughout the forecast-turned-emergency PSA, which you can watch 

Cory McCloskey with FOX 10 Phoenix managed to keep his cool on-air after the station's weather map malfunctioned and started displaying temperatures of over 2,000 degrees in some local cities.  McCloskey also managed to keep the crew giggling throughout the forecast-turned-emergency PSA, which you can watch AFTER THE JUMP...     [...]
Source: Towleroad Kyler Geoffroy
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 2:00 PM
LaKyle Duncan, making the state's argument that its ban on same-sex marriage should stand, argued that the nation's highest court "needs as much input as possible on this issue, especially from state supreme courts."

Paul Baier and Josh Guillory, arguing on behalf of two women legally married in California, said the case involves an urgent question about whether one can adopt the child of the other. "At the heart of this matter is a 10-year-old little boy," Guillory said. [...]

As has happened in earlier arguments in other courts, both sides touched on the U.S. Supreme Court's "Windsor" case, which struck down law forbidding federal recognition of legal same-sex marriages.

Duncan told the seven state Supreme Court justices that the case language that makes clear the rights of individual states to define marriage. Baier argued that nothing in the Windsor case allows the denial of the constitutional right to marry.

Baier and Guillory said it is possible that the court could uphold Costanza's right to adopt Brewer's child without ruling on the constitutionality of the Louisiana gay marriage ban. Guillory told the justices that the pair meets the standards for adoption outlined in the Louisiana Children's Code.

This is a separate case from U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's

Back in September, a district judge in Louisiana ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Now, lawyers on both sides of the case are urging the Louisiana Supreme Court to weigh in ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court's expected ruling on the issue by late June. The AP reports: Kyle Duncan, [...]
Source: Towleroad Kyler Geoffroy
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 1:31 PM
Kern

Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern, who on more than one occasion 

Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern, who on more than one occasion has compared gays to terrorists, has withdrawn her bill that would have allowed Oklahoma businesses to refuse service to any LGBT individual or organization, AKOR reports: “After further consideration, I have decided to withdraw House Bill 1597, known as ‘The Business Protection [...]
Source: Towleroad Kyler Geoffroy