ON OUR GAYDAR — News, notes, clicks, and quips from around the web.
→ Maine’s marriage upset is invigorating New Hampshire’s bigots to try to a repeal of marriage there: “Two proposals are being drafted in the N.H. House: One would repeal the law Gov. John Lynch signed in June and re-establish civil unions; the other is a constitutional amendment that would charge voters with deciding if ‘the state shall only recognize the union of one man and one woman as marriage.’”
→ Who needs to be a lesbian when you can have two vaginas all by yourself?
→ Are we still pretending AIDS is a myth? Apparently. Luckily, there’s Denying AIDS: Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience, and Human Tragedy author Seth Kalichman to debunk things.
→ Just how realistic is it to pass marriage legislation in New Jersey before Gov. Jon Corzine leaves office?
→ The 2010 Prop 8 repeal effort is underway. Namely, the fundraising campaign: “Yes! on Equality and TruthandHope.org, in collaboration with Restore Equality 2010, the goal of the Million for a Million campaign is to raise the $1 million necessary to fund getting the more than one million signatures needed to place a marriage equality initiative on the ballot.” Adds Yes! On Equality’s Chaz Lowe: ““We cannot let the National Organisation for Marriage (NOM) and its allies, who are willing to spend millions of dollars, defy campaign laws and twist the truth, to deny us our rights guaranteed under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution – equal protection under the law. With the right ballot language, our polling shows solid support for marriage equality in California. With the right campaign, we believe we can win.”
→ Why do all the blogs want to out Anderson Cooper?
→ Are Venezuelan police in Caracas harassing and assault LGBT residents under the guise of a public safety program?
→ Oprah leaving her own show?