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DOSSIER: Who Made $600k From Maine’s Bigots? … Harvey Milk Day Adds To ‘Hysteria’?

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• Who’s the marketing company that’s making $600,000 from Maine’s gay marriage opponents?

• The video for Adam Lambert’s “Time For Miracles,” which is the theme track for 2012, will debut during showings of Michael Jackson’s film This Is It.

• Will “aggravated homosexuality” be punished by death in Uganda?

• What’s this? Jamaica’s newspapers are actually covering Buju Banton’s meeting with San Francisco activists … positively?

• The Washington D.C. sex club where a man died has opted to close its doors.

• Dannii Minogue thought she had harmlessly noted, on air, that X Factor contestant Danyl Johnson isn’t straight. The 4,000 complaints received by Britain’s ad watchdog Ofcam, however, argue otherwise.

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• Schwarzenegger should have vetoed Harvey Milk day because it “will only add to the hysteria surrounding gay rights, proving to conservatives that proponents really are eager to teach homosexuality in the schools”?

• Tony Randolph Hunter’s killer Robert Hannah is sentenced to six months in prison, the maximum sentence he could receive after pleading guilty to a mere one count of simple assault, a misdemeanor.

• Maine’s marriage equality effort lauded for its religious outreach.

• John Mayer supposedly made out with a dude at a club.

• Iran executes man for being gay.

• What DADT looked like in 1994.

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  • 4 Comments
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      that’s sad about the Iran case. There seems more to it but it’s still terrible.

      yay for John Mayer. He’s got a nice body.

      i’m sick of Jamaica, Buju and their hating on gays.

      Oct 15, 2009 at 3:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      Umm… I didn’t see it in the actual video.

      Oct 15, 2009 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      The article about Maine (see the link above for the word ‘lauded’) stated, “A group called Catholics for Marriage Equality has staged walk-outs on Sunday services when the Church took up second collection plates on behalf of the ‘Yes on 1′ campaign,…”

      Don’t walk out. Document it instead, in case any rules were violated regarding the Catholic Church’s tax-free status. The IRS can get their attention far more effectively than you can if there were any rule violations.

      Oct 16, 2009 at 1:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @B

      Unfortunately, religious groups are allowed to spend money on and advocate for or against political causes so long as they don’t spend a significant amount of their total income on said causes. Compared to the total budget of the Catholic church, the amount they will spend on this is nothing, so it will be legal. Much better to walk out and not go back- ever.

      Oct 16, 2009 at 4:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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