Monday, June 30, 2008

How's This For Rich?

Posted by D. A. Smith on Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 6:00 PM

From the nice peeps at PageOneQ, we hear...well, read it for yourself but we will warn you to not take a sip of a beverage beforehand as the following could cause your screen to be obscured:

Two United States Senators implicated in extramarital sexual activity have named themselves as co-sponsors of S. J. RES. 43, dubbed the Marriage Protection Amendment. If ratified, the bill would amend the United States Constitution to state that marriage "shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman."

Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID), who was arrested June 11, 2007 on charges of lewd conduct in a Minneapolis airport terminal, is co-sponsoring the amendment along with Sen. David Vitter (R-LA).

Craig, who entered a guilty plea to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct, was detained and charged for attempting to engage in sexual activity with a male undercover police officer. His arrest and plea became public two months later. At that time, Craig attempted to withdraw his plea and enter a new plea of not guilty. To date, his efforts have been denied by the courts.

In July of 2007, Vitter was identified as a client of a prostitution firm owned by the late Deborah Jeane Palfrey, commonly known as The DC Madam.

With a Democratic controlled Congress it is unlikely the bill will be brought up for a vote in either the Senate or House of Representatives.

A voice mail left for Craig spokesperson Susan Irby went unreturned. Attempts to contact Vitter's press secretary Joel DiGrado were unsuccessful.

The full text of S. J. RES. 43 follows:

110th CONGRESS 2d Session

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES JUNE 25, 2008

Mr. WICKER (for himself, Mr. VITTER, Mr. CRAIG, Mr. ROBERTS, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. BROWNBACK, Mr. ALLARD, Mr. THUNE, and Mr. SHELBY) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission by the Congress:

"ARTICLE"

Section 1. This article may be cited as the Marriage Protection Amendment.

Section 2. Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.

You get the drift...this would be funny if it weren't so distasteful. It makes you wonder about a national political organization that would continue to allow one guy who trolls in restrooms and another who likes to wear diapers speak for it.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Laughing Our Way Through Pride

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 1:49 PM

Too many weighty topics today, so here's a little levity. The Onion is celebrating gay pride.

I don't want to spoil all the fun, but here's a few of the headlines:

• British Recognize Gay Unions. "I'm already yelling supportive remarks at likely gays I see."

• Gay Couples Fell Pressured To Marry

• Area Man Has Sex With Man To Get Our Of Office Blood Drive

• Ask The Stage Directions to Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by The stage directions of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Channel 2 Covers Gay Marriage Issue

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 2:37 PM

The local NBC affiliate takes a look at the gay marriage issue:

The Charleston Chapel for Weddings started performing commitment ceremonies after owner David Rister bought it. He expects other states to follow suit.

"I think this is where we're going," he says. "Not to bring up politics but 20 years ago we would have never had a black president. Look where we're going with that. One's running. I think it's awesome>

While our state doesn't legally recognize same sex marriages, the latest statistics show more than 10,000 gay couples live in South Carolina.

Charleston County reports the most with nearly 800.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Girls Will Be Boys...

Posted by D. A. Smith on Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 8:10 PM

We hear from the friendly folks of the Alliance For Full Acceptance and the girls of The Chart:

Here comes the First Annual Drag King Contest for the benefit of AFFA and hosted by The Chart. We think it will be a huge success and plan to make this a yearly event.

Saturday, July 26th 10 p.m. to midnight (please be there by 9 to get a good spot!)

The Chart

1078-D East Montague Ave

North Charleston, SC 29405

843.225.9949

www.charlestonchart.com

www.myspace.com/charlestonchart

$10 at the door-all of which goes to AFFA

There will be prizes awarded for Crowd Participation, so make sure you get all your friends to come hoot and holler! More prizes for Best Dressed AND Best Over All (Best Over All will win a $150 bar tab)

Winners will be determined by audience participation and an unbiased panel of judges...who can be swayed by said audience participation.

What is it they say about boys and their toys...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Kennedy Killer Gets Three Years

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 3:55 PM

Stephen Moller, who killed 20-year-old Sean Kennedy, will serve three years for involuntary manslaughter.

Moller used anti-gay slurs as he attacked Kennedy — pushing the young gay man to the ground, leading to the head trauma that killed him.

The defense attorney said after the hearing that Moller "didn't know Sean was gay."

We're sure he probably didn't. But it would certainly seem that he assumed Sean was gay. Hence the anti-gay comments as he hit Sean and the circumstances that lead to the attack which sound a little like gay panic.

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