News: Isiah Thomas, Uganda, K-2, Marriage, Elena Kagan

 road Rumor has it that we might soon see a new album from Britney Spears.

 road Isiah Thomas poses for the NOH8 campaign with his son

 road The first so-called "Jewish boat" participates in Amsterdam's pride parade, which featured about 80 other boats and a whopping total of 500,000 supporters.

 road A shirtless Joe Biden on a beach in the Hamptons.

 road Doctor who is researching to prevent homosexuality dodges a question about her experiments.

 road Gay activists: "Uganda's 'Anti-Homosexuality Bill,' which raised a worldwide uproar over its death penalty for gay sex, has stalled in parliamentary committee and it is unlikely to be passed in the current session."

 road Tori Spelling looks surprisingly plain without any make-up.

 road Tragedy on K-2: "Swedish climber and skier Fredrik Ericsson has fallen to his death on K-2 while trying to conquer the world's second highest peak."

 road You and I are a lot more like a SpongeBob Squarepants than you thought.

 road Gay sons for all mothers!

 road Suicides in the LGBT community are on the rise.

Kagan road Elena Kagan was sworn in by Chief Justice
Roberts today. While she'll be able to take on her justice duties
immediately, she won't be installed as a Justice until October 1. 

 road Possible explanation as to why the GOP isn't being as vocal about same-sex marriage as they have in the past: "'Every indicator that I have … generally speaking, is that economic growth and job creation are the tandem issues that will be the principal drivers of voter decision at polls,' Republican National Committee political director Gentry Collins told reporters Thursday. 'What I’m encouraging candidates to do is go out and run on an economic platform, a jobs platform.'"

 road Workshop organized by gay priest in California attempts to bring the church and the LGBT community together.

 road Channing Tatum does good by supporting a brain cancer charity.

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Elena Kagan Sworn In

Elena Kagan becomes the 112th justice to serve on the Supreme Court, succeeding Justice John Paul Stevens.
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Elena Kagan Confirmed as 112th Supreme Court Justice


The Senate has voted 63-37 to confirm Elena Kagan as the fourth woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, Judd Gregg, Olympia Snowe, and Richard Lugar were the GOP members voting yes. Ben Nelson was the sole Democrat who voted no.


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Take Action Now to Put Elena Kagan on the Supreme Court

Tell your senators that Elena Kagan belongs on the Supreme Court! In the coming years, the Supreme Court will face many key decisions about the basic rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. It has never been more critical that we put fair-minded individuals on the bench, because many of these decisions may come down to just one voice.

We need to make sure that Elena Kagan’s voice is heard in our nation’s highest court. Throughout her career, Elena Kagan has shown a commitment to fighting for equality and against discrimination.  In issuing HRC’s endorsement of Elena Kagan last month, HRC President Joe Solmonese noted:

Elena Kagan’s record indicates she may be more familiar with how laws and policies affect the LGBT community than any individual previously nominated to serve on the Supreme Court.

As the Senate prepares to vote on her nomination this week, senators need to hear from their constituents about Elena Kagan’s outstanding credentials and qualifications.

Click here to send a letter of support to your senator.

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