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HISTORY: Senate Confirms First Out Male Federal Judge

The Senate made history Monday, confirming the first out gay male in history to the federal bench. With a vote of 80-3, J. Paul Oetken became a federal judge. Oetken was nominated in January by President Obama to sit on the US District Court for the Southern District of New[…]

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New York Times to Prop 8 Supporters: Suck It

Gay blog readers couldn’t believe their eyes last week after the sponsors of California’s same-sex marriage ban filed to have Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional overturned. Why? Because he maybe one day might potentially wish to marry his same-sex partner in California, maybe. We weren’t having[…]

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Prop 8 Proponents: Judge’s Decision Invalid Because He’s In a Gay Relationship

Things are looking mighty desperate for the bigots across the gay marriage pond. The Associate Press reports: The sponsors of California’s same-sex marriage ban said Monday that the recent disclosure by the federal judge who struck down Proposition 8 that he is in a long-term relationship with another man has[…]

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Anti-Gay Prop 8 Request to Ban Footage Backfires Spectacularly

Matt Baume has your Prop 8 updates in the final weekly This Week In Prop 8 video post. The clip is a bit lengthy, by the first minute or two is a wonderful little piece of snark. What goes around comes around, homophobes! We’re anxiously looking forward to the reveal[…]

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Denied: Gay Marriage Ban To Remain In Place While Court Deliberates

Last month California LGBT couples petitioned the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to lift the stay preventing same-sex marriage licenses from being issued while the constitutionality of Prop 8 is decided upon by the state’s Supreme Court. The couples argued that since Prop8 was already ruled unconstitutional, that a[…]

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