Virginia delegate Bob Marshall, who helped orchestrate the defeat of gay judicial nominee Tracy Thorne-Begland this week, explained his opposition by saying, “Sodomy is not a civil right.”
MNSBC's Rachel Maddow and comedian Jane Lynch talked Wednesday about how President Obama's support for marriage affected them personally. "I felt like half of me had to have a talk with the other half," Maddow said of the internal conflict of being a political journalist who is a lesbian. She said journalists were missing the point, and that the real importance of the president's statement is its potential to change minds. Lynch said the president's statement had awakened something in her.
In observance of today’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Floyd Mayweather, the infamous boxer, came out today in support of marriage equality (partly in response to his long-time opponent Manny Pacquiao). According to TMZ, Pretty Boy Floyd released a statement on Twitter that said, "I stand behind President Obama & support gay marriage. I'm an American citizen & I believe people should live their life the way they want."
The LGBT equality organization AllOut.org sent a thank you card to President Obama for his endorsement of marriage equality, and it had 75,000 signatures on it. The card was received on Tuesday by the White House's LGBT liaison, Gautam Raghavan.
A Northern California Presbyterian body has refused to rebuke a minister for performing same-sex weddings.
Bob Enyart gives his money to Starbucks before sullying the streets with coffee.
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