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The Quakers Saying No to All Marriages … Gambia’s DADT … Bollywood’s First Gay Sex Scene

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• Quakers in Twin Cities won’t be signing any more marriage certificates — until all Americans can get married.

• Just like America, Puerto Rico is seriously lacking in LGBT protections.

• Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley — who filed suit against the federal government over DOMA — today squares off against Democrats in a special primary election to fill Sen. Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat. Voters have merely “trickled” to the polls.

• Black gay activists come out — full-page ad style — against “ex-gay” pastor Donnie McClurkin, who continues to rail against homos and the home.

• Guess who’s upset a snowman took on the voice Neil Patrick Harris‘ sitcom character? Bill O’Reilly and Bernie Goldberg!

• Canada says yes to stem cells and bone marrow donations from gay men. Blood donations still banned.

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• Just like America! Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh (pictured, on left), who governs a mostly Muslim populace, plans to oust any gay soldier from the military’s ranks. Because homosexuality is “evil.” And if things weren’t bizarre enough: “A top official at the President office said he suspects that the Head of state has gone insane. The official said Jammeh is suffering from down syndrome-a mental deficiency, which often leads to madness.”

• The battle to keep Bollywood’s first gay sex scene in I Am Omar, despite expected criticism from movie censors. Given the scene involves a sex worker character, maybe they’ll get away with a “crucial to the plot” excuse. Meanwhile, actor Rahul Bose has already starred in India’s only gay gangrape scene, so why not kick things up a notch?

• Elton John and David Furnish have been barred from adopting an HIV-positive Ukranian boy, but still plan on lending financial support.

• Equal Rights Washington executive director Connie Watts steps down on the heels of Referendum 71’s passage.

• British lesbian Liz Austin wins “substantial” payout from a healthcare company, after the seriousness of her partner Tina Lane’s ovarian cancer went undetected. “It is thought to be the first time a civil partner has been awarded compensation for medical negligence under a new law giving civil partnership couples the same rights as married spouses.”

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10 Comments

  • schlukitz

    Hat’s off to the Quakers in Twin Cities.

  • Mark from NM

    Good for the Quakers, but it won’t make any difference. Marriage certificates are issued by the government – sadly enough.

  • schlukitz

    @ no. 2 – Mark from NM

    But, we are the government. Omnipotence should not be the role of those we elected to represent us.

    Government of the people; for the people and by the people.

  • FakeName

    Quaker marriage certificates are not issued by the state. The couple declares its intention to marry in a prayer meeting and the meeting members put the wedding together, witness the exchange of vows and create the certificate. Quakers generally do not register their marriages with the state, but most states accept the certificate as proof of the marriage.

  • Mark

    I’ve been eating their oatmeal for years. Yum.

  • meltelly

    Even more than philosophers Aiming at no less than
    the total transformation of man and the world
    Begin with the dissolution of superfluous matters
    So that desire and conciousness are free

    New man, new woman
    proud and free
    New man, new woman
    happy to be

    True life embodying pleasure principle’s noblest
    triumph Over the cowering mendacity of
    bourgeois/Christian civilisation

    – Stereolab “Surrealchemist”

  • Alexander

    LOL, damn those Quakers are crafty! If I had to choose a religion, I’d be knocking on their door tomorrow.

    You go, Twin-Cities Quakers!

  • fuzzypony

    I love the Quakers. Most of them are awesome. If I felt the need for Christian religion, I would totally join the Quakers.

    Gambia, however, sucks. In a bad way.

  • Robert, NYC

    Quakers in the UK actually are prepared to marry gay couples and are very supportive for their government to upgrade civil partnerships to full marriage. Way to go, Quakers, the TRUE christians.

  • terrwill

    With all the Gay icon talk recently on the Queerts….
    We have a brand new Gay icon: The Quaker Oats Man!!

    So whats the score now?

    > Lunatic hate spewing religions: 189

    > Religions actually doing Gods bidding: 2

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