Nu uh, Maggie Gallagher: You’re not gonna blame us for foreskin!

Really, Maggie? You’re seriously connecting the following independent push — which has been met with diverse support and opposition that transcends all political, religious, gender, etc. lines — to the modern civil marriage equality movement?

The next big idea out of San Francisco: ban circumcision.

That’s really the next big idea for liberals? No Jews allowed?

BY MAGGIE

After SSM: What Next? [NOM Blog]

So is this what we’re in for: Anything that happens from this point in time forward is all part of same-sex marriage’s supposed “slippery slope”? Every time a gnat farts out a wind that drifts too leftward, and I’m going to have to answer for the ring that proudly resides on my left hand? Really?

And ironically: This circumcision proposal is making use of California’s ballot initiative system, the very system that Prop 8 proponents like Maggie used for their own purposes. So if we were going to connect it to any prior thing (though we probably wouldn’t), wouldn’t it be most logical to look back on those other times that the CA ballot was used to fulfill a motivated group’s personal whims? We’re thinking so.




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Glee Blaine Is Gonna Get All Bi With Rachel, Apparently

Is Glee even worth watching anymore? We get to hear all the songs, see all the performances, and know all the plot points before the shows even air. Like this one about Darren Criss' Blaine experimenting, or whatever, with bisexuality (to see if it's real)? We now know the object of his affection will be Lea Michele's Rachel. Sometimes I think creator Ryan Murphy just leaks these tidbits to the press to "product test" them in one giant online focus group.


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How Bank Of America’s Goons Were Gonna Force Gleen Greenwald to Abandon Support Of Wikileaks

As part of their defensive strategy for client Bank of America, which is queasy over the possibility of Wikileaks having gigabytes of confidential information, financial security/intelligence firms HBGary Federal and Palantir Technologies put together a plan — since exposed by the hackers at Anonymous — to pressure Salon's Glenn Greenwald into sacrificing his support of Wikileaks to save his career. As if those two things could be separated! But there's a PowerPoint presentation and everything, espousing the sort of stuff you only dream shadowy security firms would ever do.

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You’re Gonna Buy Whatever Jack Mackenroth Is Selling

OH SNAP — Jack Mackenroth stars in a new ad campaign for Todd And Terry Underwear, which are slippery when whet. (Previously_

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‘Open Book’ Jillian Michaels Is Gonna Be A Mommy

"I'm pretty transparent about everything. I'm really an open book," says outgoing The Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels after telling Access Hollywood she's in the middle of adopting a baby from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Well Jillian might be an open book, NBC certainly isn't.


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Wow, FoTF: How’s your headline gonna read when equality actually/inevitably *does* win?

Yesterday’s Prop 8 development was basically procedural. Largely unemotional for both sides. A setback in terms of time, but not a victory or a loss for either side in terms of the law (and in fact, groups like NOM actually seem to like the decisions).

Oh, but leave it to Focus on the Family, ever on a quest to make the 9th Circuit seem radical and out of touch with America, to turn the court’s processes into further slaps in their faces. This is seriously the headline the group’s using for its coverage of yesterday’s developments:

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*Note: The religious freedom part refers to a separate case revolving around the Mt Soledad cross.

So only the “undermines marriage” part affects us.

Wow — we know they’re all kinds of caught up in the unflattering 9th Circuit portrait-painting that they’ve taken on as a past time in recent months. But to say yesterday’s decision “undermines marriage”? Why that’s kind of like saying Bob and Joe’s benign happiness under the civil government to which they contribute taxes somehow destroys heterosexuals’ marriages.

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Video: DADT repeal ‘opening a Pandora’s box of sorts’…’only the opening of a larger Pandora’s box is gonna fix it, and for the military that means war’

Some people commemorate Christmas week with new pajamas, and others opt for unwarranted, unprovoked fear-mongering that turns a completely benign, publicly supported policy change into a de facto nuclear weapon. It takes all kinds (to keep peace on Earth a distant dream).




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God Loves Homosexuals SO Much, He’s Gonna Kill The Fuck Out Of Them

The Christianists at True Life have put together an astoundingly nasty “ex-gay” presentation in which they assure us, that YES, of course God loves homosexuals. But you’re still going to die in agony decades early because of your detestable sins. The clip’s host says that he’s glad God gave him AIDS, because that made them SO much closer! Deadly disease = eternity jackpot! True Life even pulls out some old quotes from Andrew Sullivan and presents them with no context. (Note how the entire clip is done sotto voce, because that makes the bile sound nicer.)
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Joe. My. God.

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Latest: Nobody’s gonna forcibly tie Brown, Schwarzenegger to an appeals court chair

From the SF Chronicle:

(09-08) 16:53 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — The state Supreme Court dealt a setback to California’s ban on same-sex marriage today, refusing to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown to appeal a federal judge’s ruling striking down the voter-approved measure.



A state appeals court dismissed the [Pacific Justice Institute] suit without a hearing, and the state’s high court denied review today without comment.


*Read more: High court won’t order state to defend Prop. 8 [SF Chron]

The social conservatives will now resort to Plan D: Making sock puppet versions of the AG and governor, placing them on their arms, and pretending like the two showed up in court anyway.

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**EARLIER: Jerry Brown’s sound reasoning for not appealing




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Show vs. Show • 03.26.10

By RICH LOPEZ | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com

Dallas doesn’t find itself too often in the middle of a gay live music dilemma. This weekend, two musicians might get to bring their sounds to the masses. That is, if LGBT Dallas heads out to support their own.

Tommy Hernandez was mostly on the local music scene as a solo artist but his latest venture takes him away from pop music into a trancey realm. As one half of Museum Creatures, he and Stephen Holmes go the electronica route.

Museum Creatures is part of the Mercy for Animals Benefit at the Cavern on Lower Greenville. They share a heavy bill with Soft Environmental Collapse, Division of Power and more for the Rockout for Animals show.

Patrick Boothe approaches music with a raw attitude. In his latest release, Jump In, a five song EP, he explores his darker side.

Boothe relocated from Dallas to Austin partly to be near the music industry there. A lonely spell set in and provided inspiration for his newest set of songs. But he’s confident his gay audience will relate.

“I do have a mostly gay audience and they don’t listen to just the poppy music at gay clubs and bars you always hear.”

He’s alt-rock with a piano but more in the vein of Tori Amos. Yet, maybe a bit louder.

“It’s just me and a piano but it’s gonna be loud. I sing pretty loud and I’m not a classically trained pianist so it can get intense at times.”

He’s alt-rock with a piano but more in the vein of Tori Amos. Yet, maybe a bit louder.

“It’s just me and a piano but it’s gonna be loud. I sing pretty loud and I’m not a classically trained pianist so it can get intense at times.


— Rich Lopez

 


This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 26, 2010.


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