• Canada’s new conservartive government wants to raise the heterosexual age of consent to 16, up from the current age of 14, with exceptions for partners close in age. It is a typically prudish move from the Stephen Harper government, and we shouldn’t hold our breath waiting for them to lower the age of consent for gay sex from the current age of 18. So chicken-hawks beware: One false move and your ass could be in jail. [365 Gay]

John McCain

• Sen. John McCain has now “reiterated” his unsupport of the Federal Marriage Amendment. Only last month he met with The “Rev.” Jerry Falwell, who insisted that McCain saw the amendment as necessary. Either Falwell spoke a little too soon, or McCain has just been promoted to the higher echelons of the flip-floppers. [WashPo]

• Three North Carolina “roommates” have been arrested for castrating willing men in the “castration dungeon” in their home. The men apparently traveled a long way for the “procedure,” but their consent is not a defense in court, since the three accused men were allegedly “practicing medicine without a license.” We wonder if North Carolina has special licenses for castration artists who only wish to practice out of the comfort of their dungeon. We know Lambda Legal is going to jump all over this one. [Pink News]

• A 16-year-old in rural Colorado organized a GLSEN-sponsored Day of Silence, and found more support than he was expecting, mostly from girls. [Greeley Trib]

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