Miss California, Striking a Blow Against Heteronormative Nomenclature.

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Unrelated: I want that t-shirt.

Weathering the Gay Storm.

And when it passes, there will be a rainbow.

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Today Was a Good Day.

The Green Mountain State legalizes same-sex marriage, and in historic fashion.

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Legislature on Tuesday overrode Gov. Jim Douglas’s veto of a bill allowing gay couples to marry, mustering one more vote than needed to preserve the measure.

The step makes Vermont the first state to allow same-sex marriage [...]

Iowa Is Full of Win.

(x-posted from US of J)

In a rare bit of good news, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled today in favor of marriage equality:

Iowa became the first state in the Midwest to approve same-sex marriage on Friday, after the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously decided that a 1998 law limiting marriage to a [...]

NAACP Takes a Stand on Prop 8.

Adam at TAP:

The NAACP has been walking a tightrope on gay rights. Polls show that African Americans overwhelmingly oppose gay marriage, but much of the high-level leadership of the nation’s oldest civil-rights organization opposes legal efforts to deny gays the right to marry. Last week, the national office of the NAACP leapt into the [...]

Damn.

Sharpton goes in.

“It amazes me,” he said, “when I looked at California and saw churches that had nothing to say about police brutality, nothing to say when a young black boy was shot while he was wearing police handcuffs, nothing to say when they overturned affirmative action, nothing to say when people were being [...]

Proposition 8: The Musical.

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'We Are All Just A Bunch of Lonely Haters.'

Latoya from Racialicious joins Megan at Jezebel to discuss disparities in the visual coverage of fatalities and an op-ed from Charles Blow, who generalizes his way into an interesting conclusion:

Marriage can be a sore subject for black women in general. According to 2007 Census Bureau data, black women are the least likely of all [...]