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Old 06-25-2010, 09:03 AM   #301
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The Gary and Tony show on CNN was good, it was quite touching. What an adorable baby.

For me the surrogate's tattoos were far more of a threat to Western civilization than any gay marriage could ever be. Those were some ugly ass scary looking tattoos
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it took seven months, and 29K to make them go away

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That would be distracting.

so aside from stalking gay men
you saw The Ring? With P Domingo?

How was it? It is getting pretty good reviews.
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you saw The Ring? With P Domingo?

How was it? It is getting pretty good reviews.
Placido really is all that and a cup of coffee.

I like this Ring. I saw it piecemeal over the last two seasons and then decided to use my Christmas money to go all at once. I've seen two other Rings, and this is my third favorite, but I do like it very much. At times the silliness of the production distracts from the music, but at times Freyer's vision is really wonderful and works very well. I finish up Saturday night.
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wow, very impressed, good for you
I saw part of one (Ring) at the Performing Arts Center in the 90s, enjoyed it.
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REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir has married her long-term partner, her office said on Monday, making her the world's first national leader with a same-sex spouse.

Sigurdardottir, 67, married writer Jonina Leosdottir on Sunday, the day a new law took effect defining marriage as a union between two consenting adults regardless of sex.

The two had had a civil union for years and changed this into a marriage under the new law, which was approved by parliament earlier this month.

The new law was celebrated at a church service on Sunday, which was also the international day for homosexual rights.

The prime minister's office said Sigurdardottir had sent a message to the gathering saying the new law was a cause for celebration for all Icelanders and adding: "I have today taken advantage of this new legislation."

The Lutheran State Church has long been split on the issue of same-sex marriage and the church congress in April did not unanimously support the new legislation. The bishop of Iceland has urged parish ministers to comply with the law.

Sigurdardottir, who has children from a previous heterosexual marriage, is the world's only openly gay prime minister but her sexuality has never been an issue in Iceland, which, like the other Nordic states, has a history of tolerance.
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her sexuality has never been an issue in Iceland, which, like the other Nordic states, has a history of tolerance.
Hey, imagine that! There's a novel idea.

That's really cool . Very nice, thanks for sharing that, MrsSpringsteen .

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Hey, imagine that! There's a novel idea.

That's really cool . Very nice, thanks for sharing that, MrsSpringsteen .
Maybe that's why the volcano erupted. Ever think of that? The country was being punished for its sins.
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Maybe that's why the volcano erupted. Ever think of that? The country was being punished for its sins.
Ah, yes, of course, that totally explains that. How silly of me.

Missed the skit clip you posted there, Irvine, just watched it. Very funny. "He'll tell us about his latest relapse, and the lapse to come in August..." . Scary in its dead-on portrayal, though-all I could think of was the "700 Club" the whole way through.

Thanks for sharing that, that was good.

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REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir has married her long-term partner, her office said on Monday, making her the world's first national leader with a same-sex spouse.

Tsk tsk. What's to become of Iceland now? And the slope's even slipperyer there, what with the cold weather and all.
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And the slope's even slipperyer there, what with the cold weather and all.
Good one!

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just finally watched the Gary & Tony show. it was good. they were a little ... 1993, at least in mannerisms and dress, but they seemed like great dads, and a beautiful baby. and it's very clear that the person likely to suffer most from the lack of same-sex marriage is their child.
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At least you're thinking of the children, Irving. FINALLY.
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At least you're thinking of the children, Irving. FINALLY.


it's true. i was concerned for the child.

he didn't have lesbian parents. now that we know that lesbians are the best parents there are, and that kids do best with two lesbian mothers, we should make sure that we encourage all children to be in this optimal environment.
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Tea baggers are not hateful:

TX Republicans Support Platform Of Not Supporting Homosexuality In Schools Or Family - Redlasso.com


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they were a little ... 1993, at least in mannerisms and dress
I think they were older

Apparently the show didn't get very good ratings, that's a shame. But I guess the people who could benefit the most from it wouldn't watch anyway.
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Probably not-why bother opening your mind up, after all?

(Could also just be that CNN in general doesn't get the greatest ratings, though...meh. Still a shame, though-I wish I could've seen it, thanks for the review nonetheless, Irvine)

BVS, that video...oy vey . How the HELL do they think they'll be able to "ban oral sex" (psst, ya know, Texas Republican Party, straight people do that, too. It ain't just "a gay thing")? That's about one of the most dumbass platforms a party could ever come up with, and I will laugh and rejoice at (hopefully) seeing it fall apart if they manage to go ahead with that as their platform. Wow. That is just sad. Shut the hell up, Texas Republican Party, and mind your own beeswax.

"SMALL GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE! SMALL GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE! Except for, you know, this. 'Cause we have to protect people from...sex. Or something"

Nobody should ever trust people who come up with something this phobic and stupid to run anything.

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Great article on the tolerance and acceptance of homosexuality in professional sports:

Burke keeps his promise
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When asked about that reaction, Burke says, "Probably because it's a support group. There are people who have embraced their children. I don't think there's anything heroic about it, but I think people appreciate that not every parent reacts positively when their child tells them that they're gay. I think that's probably why."
Very well put. He's right, it shouldn't be a shock, a heroic thing, to embrace and love your child. That should be kind of a "DUH". Unfortunately some people don't get that memo.

What a touching article. The family sounds awesome, and Brendan sounded like a wonderful guy (loved the story about his sister and him at school. That's so sweet). I'm incredibly sorry for what happened to him, my condolances to the Burke family and friends. But what a way to honor him.

So much positivity, love, and peace in that article, gives me a lot of hope. See? Now doesn't that world sound like a nice one to live in, people?

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thewrap.com

NBC is under pressure to open up a straight-only "Today Show" weddings contest to gay couples, but the network says it won't because New York state law doesn't fully recognize same-sex marriage.

Gay rights activists are asking supporters to send emails and Tweets urging the "Today Show" to allow gay couples to enter the "Modern Day Weddings Contest."

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, issued a "call to action" against NBC asking the network to allow gay couples to enter the contest. "Modern Day Weddings" winners get an all-expenses paid wedding that will be broadcast on the "Today Show."

NBC issued a statement saying they can't have a same-sex marriage on the show because "the couple must be able to be legally married in New York, which is where the wedding will take place."

GLAAD says blaming the situation on New York law is "not a valid argument." New York doesn't give licenses to gay couples, but the state recognizes marriage licenses given to same-sex couples in other jurisdictions. GLAAD says NBC could "easily" ensure that a gay couple obtained a marriage license somewhere else before having their wedding celebration at the "Today Show" set in Rockefeller Center.

As of now, NBC isn't giving in to GLAAD's demand to open up the contest. The "Today Show" is taking "Modern Day Weddings" applications from straight couples until Friday, July 9.
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