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If you live in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont, one of your senators is a Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee. Their vote could be pivotal for keeping Michael Boggs from a lifetime appointment.

Sign and send the petition—Reject Michael Boggs’s nomination to the U.S. District Court in Georgia.

I saw 2 women get engaged last week

‘My Heart Breaks’ Because Thousands Of Same-Sex Couples Will Be Able To Marry

This is the clown, Rep. Peggy Scott, who said it.jesus sent me to govern you

These are the clowns northwest of MSP who elected her.

gaywrites:

In which Illinois Rep. Ron Sandack, a Republican, gets booed for supporting marriage equality but sticks to his convictions anyway. That’s how it’s done. (via Buzzfeed)

Yes, I am about to suggest that you do something that rail against often. But to adhere to purity ignores the reality of how politics work as they are right now: money moves campaigns.

This Northern Chicagoland district isn’t a gay haven as far as I know. I don’t know how representative this mob that Sandack is confronting in this video is of his district, but they do seem comfortable enough to spew anti-gay bigotry in the daylight. The best way to support someone holding office taking an unpopular position that you agree with, particularly if they are a member of the anti-gay Republican party, is to contribute to his re-election. Yep, you need to put your money where your mouth is.

Atta boy messages from far outside of the district don’t win elections yet.

First GOP member of Congress stands up for marriage equality

gaywrites:

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican congresswoman from Florida, has officially confirmed that she supports marriage equality, making her the first Republican member of Congress to do so. 

Ros-Lehtinen was the only Republican co-sponsor of legislation to repeal DOMA, but she officially confirmed to the Washington Blade this week that this does, in fact, make her a proponent of marriage equality (since repealing DOMA and supporting same-sex marriage are definitely not the same thing). An excerpt from the interview transcript:

Washington Blade: Just to be clear, are you a supporter of same-sex marriage?

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: Well, I co-sponsored the repeal of DOMA.

Blade: But does that make you a supporter of same-sex marriage?

Ros-Lehtinen: I don’t know why you’re asking that. It’s such a weird way.

Blade: President Obama for a long time didn’t support same-sex marriage, but supported DOMA repeal.

Ros-Lehtinen: Oh, yeah. I am. I thought you were trying to get some tricky thing here. No I am.

Ros-Lehtinen has officially endorsed Mitt Romney for the 2012 election, but this does position her somewhat differently in the grand scheme of Congress. Hopefully some more people of Congress can step forward with similar support. 

Nah, she’s still crazy: ask her about Castro and you’ll find out.

Carrie Underwood did a very brave thing this past weekend. To date she has not pulled a Republican and recanted like Jeb Bush, who after saying Reagan wouldn’t be considered a Republican by today’s GOP, found himself attacked by Grover Norquist, who said Bush’s comments were “foolish” and “bizarre.” Bush cracked almost at once and demonstrated that he really feels it’s the Democrats who are to blame.

It is unlikely Underwood will backtrack because Carrie Underwood seems to have the courage of her convictions. Contrary to the commenter’s accusation above, she is not trying to make a quick buck, but rather risking her hard-earned dollars by coming out in favor of marriage equality. And she seems to be a genuinely loving person, who really does care about people other than herself. And she isn’t threatened by the existence of people many of her fans have been taught to be afraid of.