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Next time your fellow representative asks you for campaign money, tell them to suck it.

The marriage equality bill was defeated 38-24, falling 8 votes short of a majority. A sad day. Marriage equality will come however. Stay strong. As Senator Perkins said, “It is inevitable.”

And the question is, which democrats voted AGAINST gay marriage?

• Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens) — NO
• Darrel Aubertine (D- Cape Vincent) — NO
• Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) — NO
• Shirley Huntley (D-Queens) — NO
• Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) — NO
• Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens) — NO
• George Onorato (D-Queens) — NO
• William Stachowski (D-Buffalo) — NO

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    The Star-Ledger, the largest newspaper in New Jersey, published an editorial on Friday that takes to task Democrats wavering on marriage equality in recent weeks.

    The Newark-based newspaper invoked the results of a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released on Thursday that shows voters support marriage equality, albeit by a slim margin of 46% to 42%.

    “Maybe they should take a look at the latest poll, and man up,” wrote the Star-Ledger. “Like other polls on this question, this one shows that most people in New Jersey are greeting this supposed threat to civilization with a collective shrug. The public is way ahead of the politicians on this one,” the newspaper writes.

    Both houses of the legislature could vote on the marriage equality bill in the lame duck session that begins Monday, but this week Democratic senate majority leader Steven Sweeney seemed to suggest that the bill should take a backseat to the economy. The suggestion sparked a sharp rebuke from state senator Loretta Weinberg (pictured), the lead sponsor of the marriage equality bill and former running mate of governor Jon Corzine, who lost to antigay governor elect Chris Christie.

    Sweeney later clarified his remarks to say he thinks the bill should come up in the lame-duck session.

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    It would appear that the National Organization Marriage’s spokesh0r isn’t too happy discussing “her lil solo sex tape”

    Carrie Prejean threatened to walk off Larry King Live Tuesday night, in the middle of her interview with Larry King.

    Prejean’s threats came after King asked the former beauty queen about the reasons behind her recent settlement with the Miss California USA pageant. King asked Prejean why she agreed to strike a deal with the Pageant and drop her claims of libel, slander and religious discrimination. “Why settle since you had a fight to carry on?” King pressed.

    Prejean demurred. King asked again: “You can’t even say why you settled?”

    Prejean, visibly displeased, refused to answer: “Larry, it’s completely confidential and you’re being inappropriate.” The inappropriate issue at hand isn’t King’s probing question, but the alleged reason why Prejean settled: TMZ reported that she decided to strike a deal only after the lawyer for the Pageant revealed a home-made sex tape of a 17-year-old Prejean. King: “So the agreement discusses the motive behind why each party agreed?” Prejean: “Larry you’re being inappropriate. You really are. So, I’m not going to talk about –” (This back and forth goes on for a full minute.) Finally, King concedes: “Okay, I, uh… inappropriate King Live continues.” He drops the subject and goes to a caller.

    But the damage is done: before the person on the phone line is halfway through his introduction (“I’m a gay man and I love pageants”), Prejean reaches to disconnect her mic and mouths something to someone off camera. “Did she hear the question?” King wonders.

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    HRC’s Sultan Shakir — who is at the DC Council Committee’s mark-up of the marriage bill — reports that the committee has passed the amended bill 4 to 1!  It now goes to the full council which is expected to take an initial vote on December 1 with a final vote by the end of the year.

    Same-sex couples in the District are now one step closer to equality!

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    You attended the protests last year after Prop 8, now is the time to do it FOR MAINE!!

    Join us for a night rally, November 4th! We will know the results of Maine’s “No on 1” ballot proposition, which will dictate whether we celebrate or protest! A New Orleans-style funeral, full of jazz and charisma, will lead us around the march route until we finish in front of “The Black Cat”/Le BarCito, where WE FOUGHT BACK against police raids even before Stonewall!

    LINKS TO FLIER GRAPHICS:
    * Small: http://bit.ly/4lRU89
    * Medium: http://bit.ly/2oIrSM
    * Large (Printable): http://bit.ly/3x4rNX

    SPEAKERS TO INCLUDE:
    * Marquita Thomas
    * John Perez
    * Father Geoff Farrow
    * Eugene Hedlund (Truth & Hope)
    * John Henning

    Voice of God: Rick Watts

    SPONSORED BY:
    * Equality Network
    * Love Honor Cherish
    * OUT West
    * Courage Campaign
    * Allied Women for Equality
    * Stonewall Democratic Club

    Please let us know your ideas for an action on November 4th!

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    DING DONG THE WITCH IS NOT GONE!

    We were beginning to wonder where Maggie was, she has been pretty much absent during the Washington state and Maine campaigns, but the witch is back!

    Hofstra University hosted a debate on marriage equality between National Organziation for Marriage (NOM) President Maggie Gallagher and Marriage Equality New York Board President Cathy Marino-Thomas last week.

    Said Gallagher to Marino-Thomas: “[Your relationship with your parter] may be better, but it’s not a marriage. It may be better than a marriage. It’s probably better than my marriage, to hear you talk about it. I wouldn’t talk about my marriage in such glowing terms.”

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    You see people, this is where your donations go!

    To make awesome ads like the below!

    Have YOU donated yet?

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