“We do not need a justice on theSupreme Court who sees it as herlife mission to write the homosexu-al version of Roe v. Wade by strikingdown one-man, one-woman mar-riage across America.”
— Tony Perkins of the arch-conservative FamilyResearch Council, urging senators to opposeElena Kagan’s nomination to the U.S. SupremeCourt. During Senate hearings, Kagan hasdeclined to express a direct opinion on gay mar-riage. (On Top Magazine, July 3)
“Their society is ﬁnished, theyhave no morals.”
— Mary Karooro Okurutu, spokesperson for the rulingparty in Uganda, reacting to the recent marriage ofIceland Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir to herlongtime partner.
“I think I’ve been in every gayclub from New York to Califor-nia. I would be in clubs with myrecorders in my pocket, tapingpeople talking. But at the endof the day, I drew more from mysisters and my mother. I’ve beenmimicking them my whole life.They’re in my bones.”
, who is straight, on how he cre-ates the character of Lafayette, the ﬂamboyant gayLouisiana man he portrays on HBO’s vampire series“True Blood.” (Philadelphia Inquirer, July 4)
“Like maybe I’m having a clan-destine affair with Ricky Martin. Iknow it’s really gonna upset a lotof gay men — I’m sure hundredsof ‘em are gonna be jumpingoff the Golden Gate Bridge — but Iain’t available. I ain’t gay. Sorry.”
—Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) responding in a NewYork Times interview to long-standing rumors abouthis sexual orientation WLTX.com, Jul 1
Gay candidates in contestedlocal races.
Crowded ﬁeld in Ga.’s fourthcongressional district.
Battle for LGBT votes in StateSenate District 39.
Governer’s race offers littlepositive for gay voters.
State School Superintendent,Attorney General candidates.
Attorney General race,LGBT group endorsements.
Gay couple attacked inPiedmont Park.
Transgender woman wins federal lawsuitagainst Ga. General Assembly.
Atlanta Stonewall Week.
First East Side Pride draws crowd.
Supreme Court nominee stands by op-position to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’
Editorial: The very best ofLGBT Atlanta.
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Film: ‘The Kids Are All Right.’
Music: Melissa Etheridge.
Events: Joining Heart’s ‘Splash.’
Books: ‘Alex Underground.’
Theater: Stage Door Players.
Food: Best barbecue.
HRC’s ‘Gospel & Unity’ puts faith inequality.
MEGA Family Vacation heads to LakeLanier.
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“Everyone has feelings and everyone is a person.That’s what we continue to promote to our kids. Ihope [the gay community] gets equality and whatthey’re looking for.”
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Margin, in percent, by which California voterspassed Proposition 8, which ended gay marriagethere. In what could be a landmark case, a federal judge is now weighing a challenge to the law; aruling is expected as soon as this month and thecase may eventually reach the Supreme Court.Same-sex couples whowere married in CaliforniaStates with laws or constitutional amendmentsbanning gay marriage. Georgia has both.States, plus the District of Columbia,where gay marriage is legal.
, a player for the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks, who carriedthe Stanley Cup in the Chicago Gay Pride parade. Sopel has since been traded to the AtlantaThrashers. (Chicago Tribune, June 22)
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“It’s complicated... I have ﬁve kids, I’mmarried. Throughout that marriage,I’ve always been very involved in thegay community.”
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