Morning Meme: Amendment One Passes, You Can Win a Date With Parker Young, and Johnny Depp Names His Willy Wonka Inspiration

Amendment One in North Carolina has passed. In what may be one of the more tasteless ways to celebrate passage by the right, backers planned to serve wedding cake at their party.

Meanwhile, in the House of Representatives, two anti-gay amendments for the National Defense Authorization Act have been prepared with a who’s-who of anti gay groups, including the Alliance Defense Fund, the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council. One would give huge latitude to military chaplains to preach hate from the pulpit on government bases, and the other would assert DOMA more strongly as it relates to military affairs.

Kansas Republican Rep. Huelskamp is planning an amendment to the Justice Department authorization bill that would bar the Justice Department from using any funds to oppose the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, as it has been doing in cases around the country.John Travolta

John Travolta’s legal team is denying accounts by a second masseur who claims to have been sexually harassed by the star.

Fox has ordered Dear Satan, about a little girl who writes a letter to Santa but misspells it as Satan, prompting the dark one to deliver her a Christmas present.

The City of San Diego has officially renamed Blaine Avenue as Harvey Milk Street. I lived in San Diego for years, but can’t picture Blaine Avenue in my head.

Parker YoungFox’s new celebrity dating show The Choice has announced their cast, including Joe Jonas, Dean Cain, Pauley D, and shockingly, someone I want to win a date with, Suburgatory’s Parker Young.

Dynasty Young, the gay student who was caught with a stun gun his mother gave him to protect himself from bullies has been expelled from school. “While the district does not condone bullying, it also does not allow weapons to be brought on our school campuses for any reason. Students who violate this rule will be held accountable,” Mary Louise Bewley, director of the district’s Office of School and Community Relations. Well, it certainly sounds like you condone bullying.

PastPages is a wonderful new project that keeps a screenshot of the front pages of every major news organization every hour. It’s kind of remarkable to see what different outlets think is worthy of front page news.

Surprising absolutely no one, The Avengers 2 is in development.

Slightly more surprising is that Kick Ass 2 is in active development. I’d have thought the time that passed since the original would make a sequel withKick Ass Hit Girl slightly difficult to pull off.

In these Five Shocking Facts About HIV+ Americans, the one that shocked me most was that only 41% are in HIV care.

I’m going to side with this article: Just because Queen Latifah is playing a Pride event does not mean that she came out of the closet, or that she’s even in the closet to start with. Reporting it as such is grossly irresponsible.Cole Hauser

Hottie Cole Hauser is set to join Bruce Willis in A Good Day To Die Hard. Since he’s blond, does that mean he’s playing the German villain?

TLC has ordered two Virgin Diaries specials, including one with a 29-year-old lesbian virgin who loves Star Wars and dodgeball.

Voting is now open for D.C.’s Favorite Otter. They’re all adorable, but I voted for Matt.

The day before Adam Yauch passed away, rap label Tuf America filed a lawsuit against the Beastie Boys over samples allegedly used on License to Ill and Paul’s Boutique.

A Catholic Bishop in Iowa has overruled a local Catholic School and will not allow the Eychaner Foundation to present a $40,000 Matthew Shepherd Scholarship to a gay student. The school brought the scholarship to the student’s attention and encouraged him to apply, and agreed to let the foundation present it at graduation as is tradition, but Bishop Martin Amos overruled the school because the foundation’s stance for equal rights conflicts with the church’s teachings. Keaton Fuller has taken his boyfriend to multiple dances at the school without an issue, and the school’s board is unhappy with the Bishop’s edict.

Cher is not having Mitt Romney. I love that broad.

Adam LambertVienna has opened their first “cat café” with five resident felines lounging about with patrons. I think I can safely skip this attraction when I get around to visiting.

Glee‘s Max Adler announced on Twitter that he’s auditioning for Josh Gad‘s role in The Book of Mormon now that Gad’s sitcom 1600 Penn has been picked up to series. Good luck!

Did you know that no out artist has ever held the #1 spot on the Billboard album chart? The Village Voice runs down the “almosts” and the “not outs” and makes a strong case for why buying Adam Lambert‘s album first week strikes a strong note for gay visibility if we can make him land at #1.

Shirley McCaline as Mother Goose? I can see that.

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