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Mar 15 2013
Rob Portman's Op Ed: Give Gay Couples A Chance Comments (0)

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Today's Columbus Dispatch contains Sen. Rob Portman's (R-Ohio) op ed explaining why he is now the first-ever sitting Republican senator who is pro-marriage equality. He writes, in part:

"British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he supports allowing gay couples to marry because he is a conservative, not in spite of it. I feel the same way. We conservatives believe in personal liberty and minimal government interference in people’s lives. We also consider the family unit to be the fundamental building block of society. We should encourage people to make long-term commitments to each other and build families, so as to foster strong, stable communities and promote personal responsibility.

"One way to look at it is that gay couples’ desire to marry doesn't amount to a threat but rather a tribute to marriage, and a potential source of renewed strength for the institution."

 
Father Figures It Out: Rob Portman Tells CNN He Now Supports Marriage Equality Comments (3)

Rob-Portman-gay-marriage-son-Will"I now believe that people oughtta have the right to get married."

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who until now has been a total dud on gay issues and is as Republican as it gets, has come out in favor of marriage equality in an exclusive interview with CNN's Dana Bash. The reason? His son is gay, and he wants him to have the same rights and protections as everyone else's children:

"'It allowed me to think of this issue from a new perspective, and that's of a dad who loves his son a lot and wants him to have the same opportunities that his brother and sister would have—to have a relationship like Jane and I have had for over 26 years.'"

I think it's great that he is doing this, and it does take courage—as a Republican—to come out firmly for marriage equality. But I wouldn't hail him as a hero or anything. An aspect of the right that bothers me the most is that its adherents often seem to be against things ideologically, but then have no shame in indulging in those same things personally. It is a sense of entitlement, and of imperial denial for everyone else. In this case, he is at least finally supporting marriage equality for all and not, say, being anti-abortion publicly but taking his daughter to have on privately. But still, should it really take a family member to make you understand what's right and what's wrong?

I guess for some people who lack empathy, it does.

But at least he now gets it. On this issue.

And this is another example of why people need to COME OUT already.

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Feb 11 2013
Need To Know Comments (0)

Gay-Accidental-BearA tour to benefit LGBT mental health/suicide prevention = music to my ears

*widget boy cultureAccidental Bear launches summer queer-music tour.

*widget boy cultureTaylor Swift is now Kathy Griffin's Seinfeld character.

*widget boy cultureNIGHT OF SHE-IGUANA: Courtney Stodden's new video. Chris-Pine

*widget boy culture478 (!) red-carpet looks from Oscar history.

*widget boy cultureUrge DC Comics to drop traitor Orson Scott Card.

*widget boy cultureAs a mom, Shirley MacLaine made a great actress.

*widget boy cultureHalf-nekkid model's got nice eggs.

*widget boy cultureDecrepit anti-gay mayor resigns.

*widget boy cultureAdam Lambert is our new Liza.

*widget boy culture"40 is the new dead": Fresh Mike Diamond.

*widget boy cultureRussia should have "private zones for LGBT"???

*widget boy cultureBatman & Robin: Bulging with queerness.

Burtward2Wonder no more—he ain't no Boy!

 
Feb 08 2013
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*widget boy cultureSherry Vine wants Tony Danza, Tony Danza for money. Scientology

*widget boy cultureDavid Miscavige's niece blows the lid off of Scientology.

*widget boy cultureFugitive killer loves Ellen, hates lesbian cops.

*widget boy cultureRob Gronkowski offered $3.75 million to do porn.

*widget boy cultureViola Davis retires her maid uniform.

*widget boy cultureHot model Dominic—ciao, Bello.

*widget boy culturePorn actor dies in bathtub at 52.

*widget boy cultureSen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) on Boy Scouts' gay ban: "Outrageous."

*widget boy cultureRex Reed: Melissa McCarthy = "obese," "obnoxious," "tractor-sized" "female hippo."

Melissa-McCarthy-female-hippoZero Rex appeal

 
Dec 07 2012
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Happy-Holidays-Andrew-Christian-underwearNone of these stockings are stuffed

Widget boy cultureBIG GULP: Andrew Christian's R-rated Christmas card.

Widget boy cultureGay couples in WA begin getting licenses to wed. Max-Wanted-Nick-Youngquest-shirtless-Vanity-Fair

Widget boy cultureJudd Apatow's Vanity Fair covers do suck.

Widget boy culturePICTURE THIS: KIIS-FM Jingle Ball portraits.

Widget boy cultureIsrael's first gay divorce.

Widget boy cultureMormons warming up to gays?

Widget boy cultureStarbucks, JCP ignore anti-gay protests.

Widget boy cultureDILDO BAGGAGE: Gay couple humiliated in court, too.

Widget boy cultureWealthy gays OK with tax hikes for the rich.

Widget boy cultureHe should be the Hunk of the Day every day.

Widget boy cultureAnti-gay Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina) can't read.

Widget boy cultureThis is not an Onion headline:

SafariScreenSnapz001Fate-so!

 
Nov 16 2012
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Frederick-W-HumphriesBlowing his cover

Widget boy cultureShirtless photo of agent in Petraeus scandal not so inappropriate.

Widget boy cultureJohn McCain is still an ornery old coot.

Widget boy cultureEquality that's music to your ears: "Same Love".

Widget boy cultureJapanese fat-blocking soda pop???

Widget boy cultureNo offense to One Direction, but Twinkies might be scarce soon.

Widget boy cultureAndrew Christian boys get "Wet". Shirtless

Widget boy cultureGlow Magazine's latest is sexy "To the Max."

Widget boy cultureJames Franco is Oz: The Great and Powerful.

Widget boy cultureHey, Rihanna: If it's "Nobody's Business", don't call the cops.

Widget boy cultureKeira Knightly's Anna Karenina inspiration: The Whore of Babylon.

Widget boy cultureAnderson Cooper, Andy Cohen share double-headed...gummy snake???

Widget boy cultureAnti-equality Tea Partier turns out to be a serial adulterer.

Widget boy cultureDid gays push Obama to victory in Ohio and Florida?

Widget boy cultureGeorgia GOPers concerned Obama practicing mind control.

Widget boy cultureObama nominates out black judge for fed bench.

Widget boy cultureOut's Out100 cover stars revealed.

Out-100Out now!

 
Nov 07 2012
Need To Know: Forward Comments (0)

Barack-Obama-hair-flag-ladyThe lady with the flag in her hair was a scene-stealer. Aretha wants one NOW.

Widget boy culturePresident Barack Obama's instant-classic 2 a.m. victory speech.

Widget boy cultureWhy his win is, in fact, a mandate.

Widget boy cultureMitt Romney's brief but conciliatory concession. Tammy-Baldwin

Widget boy cultureTammy Baldwin's powerful victory speech.

Widget boy cultureTommy Thompson's deflated concession speech.

Widget boy cultureElizabeth Warren's exhilarated victory speech.

Widget boy cultureScott Brown's defensive concession speech.

Widget boy cultureClaire McCaskill's against-all-odds victory speech.

Widget boy cultureTodd Akin's must-see revolting cunt-cession speech. Barack-Obama-Michelle

Widget boy cultureHeidi Heitkamp (D) narrowly defeats Rick Berg (R) in ND.

Widget boy cultureJon Tester (D) looks set to beat Denny Rehberg (R) in MT.

Widget boy cultureGabby Giffords' aide slightly behind in race to succeed her in AZ.

Widget boy cultureOpenly gay Richard Tisei (R) loses to John Tierney (D) in MA.

Widget boy cultureMichele Bachmann (RX100) beats Jim Graves (D) in MN...barely.

Widget boy cultureAllen West (RX1,000) probably loses to Patrick Murphy (D) in FL...barely.

Widget boy cultureJeff Flake (R) defeats Richard Carmona (D) in AZ.

Widget boy cultureSenate will have highest % of females ever...at 18%.

Widget boy cultureGA won by Romney, but by less than 8%. Swing state '16.

Widget boy cultureAll four marriage-equality votes favored the good guys.

Widget boy cultureOH newswoman has zero integrity, sick of talking about it.

Widget boy cultureGOProud not only stupid, but also bitter.

Widget boy cultureBrian Williams on Trump: "Driven well past the last exit to relevance."

Drunk-Diane-Sawyer"Hey, guysh...if you wanna hear shum shtuff, I'll tell yas shum Nixshun shtuff...whee!"

Widget boy cultureProjection: Diane Sawyer is sleeping it off right now.

Widget boy cultureCO, WA & MA chillax on the pot issue.

Widget boy cultureL.A.: Porn performers must wear condoms. MADONNA STRIPS OBAMA

Widget boy cultureMadonna thrills at news of Obama's victory. Strips.

Widget boy cultureOther stars react to President Obama's big win.

Widget boy cultureKarl Rove refuses to accept reality. Worked in '00. Not this time.

Karl-Rove-OhioThis turd has blossomed

 
Need To Know: Electoral College Edition Comments (5)

Obama_Oct_2010"Chill out—he had this!"

Widget boy cultureLesbian Tammy Baldwin (D) beats out Tommy Thompson (R) in WI.

Widget boy cultureOut former Clinton staffer Sean Patrick Maloney (D) beats Nan Hayworth (R) in NY.

Widget boy cultureMaine to marriage equality: We do! (MD: Us, too!)

Widget boy cultureClaire McCaskill (D) shuts down Todd Akin (Rape) in MO. Elizabeth-Warren

Widget boy cultureElizabeth Warren (D) unseats Scott Brown (R) in MA.

Widget boy cultureKirsten Gillibrand (D) easily wins a full term in NY.

Widget boy cultureSherrod Brown (D) wins vs. unspeakable douchebag in OH.

Widget boy cultureLinda McMahon (R) pinned by Chris Murphy (D) in CT.

Widget boy cultureJoe Donnelly (D) aborts Richard Mourdock (R) in IN.

Widget boy cultureTim Kaine (D) trounces George "Macaca" Allen in VA. Tammy_Baldwin

Widget boy cultureBill Nelson (D) strikes out Connie Mack (R) in FL.

Widget boy cultureBill Casey (D) wins—no clever verbiage—vs. Tom Smith (R) in PA.

Widget boy cultureIn MA, Kennedy (D) scores Barney Frank's seat. (Stop it.)

Widget boy cultureTammy Duckworth (D) vanquishes deadbeat dad Joe Walsh (R) in IL.

Widget boy cultureMazie Hirono (D) defeats ex-guv Linda Lingle (R) in HI.

Widget boy cultureRedskins game that predicted Obama loss was botched by ref.

Widget boy cultureBill O'Reilly thinks all O voters are freeloaders.

Widget boy cultureGOP to hold onto the House of Representatives.

Widget boy cultureKarl Rove literally thinks he owns FOX News.

Widget boy cultureDonald Trump should be arrested for treason. For real.

Widget boy cultureAnd finally, Sarah Palin looks HIDEOUS:

Sarah-PalinVia Perez.