It’s official. Carrie Prejean is the new Anita Bryant.

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Carrie Prejean and Anita BryantThe Washington Blade visited a presser for the National Organization for Marriage today where Maggie Gallagher and Carrie Prejean spoke.


Enough said. Perhaps she speaks for herself and her homophobic church. Not the state of California.

New national polls show growing support for gay marriage

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Gay Marriage Support Increasing

New polls released by ABC and CBS have shown support for same-sex marriage growing.

From the ABC poll released today:

… Take gay marriage, legal in Massachusetts, Connecticut and now Iowa, with Vermont coming aboard in September. At its low, in 2004, just 32 percent of Americans favored gay marriage, with 62 percent opposed. Now 49 percent support it versus 46 percent opposed — the first time in ABC/Post polls that supporters have outnumbered opponents.

More than half, moreover — 53 percent — say gay marriages held legally in another state should be recognized as legal in their states.

Which is up from the from 42% from a CBS poll released 2 days ago.

Forty-two percent of Americans now say same sex couples should be allowed to legally marry, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds. That’s up nine points from last month, when 33 percent supported legalizing same sex marriage.

Support for same sex marriage is now at its highest point since CBS News starting asking about it in 2004.

We’ve got the momentum folks. Perhaps the kick in the rear quarters known as Prop 8 was what this country needed to move forward on the marriage equality front.

Maine Senate votes for gay marriage

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mainejpgAfter some moving and eloquent testimony, the Main Senate voted to approve same-sex marriage 20-15 this morning. There is a possibility however that the legislation may get tabled because of a late amendment that would put the issue before Maine voters in November. From the Sun Journal:

Immediately, however, one of the senators who voted No – Republican David Hastings of Fryeburg – introduced an amendment from the floor that would send the issue directly out to statewide voters in November.

That move prompted Democratic Majority Leader Philip Bartlett of Gorham to request a recess. The House of Representatives has already adjourned until next Tuesday, so the bill can’t come up for preliminary consideration there until then.

A recent poll shows Maine voters are evenly split on the issue. And, while it remains unclear if Governor Baldacci would sign the bill  should it reach his desk, he has suggested recently that he would favor the legislation.

UPDATE: It appears the amendment to put the issue up for referendum in November has failed, and the revised vote is now 21-14 in favor of same-sex marriage!

New NOM ad featuring Miss California, is a dud

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NOM AdFeaturing only recycled clips of Carrie Prejean from the the Miss USA pageant, the ad commits the worst sin possible in advertising. It’s boring. Dreadfully boring. It’s message forgotten 30 seconds after viewing.

If you don’t want to lose 1 minute of your life… don’t bother. But if you want to take pleasure in another failure for the National Organization for Marriage, then by all means, watch.


It’s not even parody worthy. Meh.