ON OUR GAYDAR — News, notes, clicks, and quips from around the web.

• Fred Karger’s brilliant yet simple solution to NOM: Demand they sign a pledge not to lie.


• A sample speech Obama is welcome to crib from.

• Both the House and Senate include hate crimes provision as part of the latest Defense Department spending bill.

• Tracing Glenn Beck’s Mormon influences: Fun, or horrifying? (Bonus: The Phoenix‘s headline for the story? “Latter Day Taint.” Allstars.)

• Are 75 percent of Connecticut’s gay marriages coming from out-of-staters?


• Back in 2005, France’s Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand admitted to paying “boys” for sex. This wouldn’t be news today, if Mitterand had kept his mouth shut about Roman Polanski. But he didn’t. Mitterand defended the director. And now President Nicolas Sarkozy has to come to his defense.

• Gay marriage added to GOOD 100.

• Britain’s Conservative Party is kidding itself if it thinks its Polish allies aren’t homophobic.

• Jury deliberations begin in former Pentecostal Bishop Robert Reaves’s murder trial.

• Another softball ad from Protect Maine Equality about those mean “outsiders”:

• D.C.’s marriage opponents acknowledge it’s the church leading the fight.

• Did Petty Officer Jennifer Valdivia take her own life in Bahrain because she feared she’d be the scapegoat in the Navy abuse scandal involving Joseph Rocha?

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