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Respect for Marriage Hearings today

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Not unexpectedly, there’s plenty to make your blood boil in today’s hearings on the newly announced Respect for Marriage Act which seeks to overturn DOMA. Fortunately there’s plenty of eloquent testimony in support of the new act to balance out all the hatery.

Clips of the hearings will be posted below as they become available.



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Proposition 8 struck down, declared unconstitutional

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Chief Judge Vaughn Walker declared Proposition 8 unconstitutional in a landmark decision today. From New York Magazine:

In a decision just handed down to lawyers for both sides, Walker ruled in that Proposition 8 is “unconstitutional under both the due process and equal protection clauses.” The court, therefore, “orders entry of judgment permanently enjoining its enforcement.” We’re staying tuned for more updates and details on the 136-page decision, but these two sentences from the conclusion are critical:

“Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California constitution the notion that opposite sex couples are superior to same sex couples.”

The supporters of Proposition 8 will of course appeal the decision.

Prop 8 “Day of Decision” rallies are occurring through out the nation later today. A list of them can be found here.

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Oil spill hits Louisiana shores

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If there was any justice in the world  naysayers like  Rush Limbaugh, the Governor of Mississippi and CEO of BP would be forced to assist in the clean up, wading knee deep in the carcasses that have washed up on shore, the stench of rotting flesh remaining with them the rest of their lives.

More photographs of the environmental carnage at the Big Picture.

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Frasier helps launch new Teabagger cable channel

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Kelsey Grammer is lending his celebrity to the launch of RightNetwork, a new cable channel dedicated to putting all of us lefties in our place.

Where’s Lilith when we need her?

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