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Q News: Sunday, February 26th, 2012

ANTI-GAY GROUP CLAIMS NAVY ADDED WRONG TO ADVANCE HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA | Elaine Donnelly of the self-run Center for Military Readiness apparently has nothing better to do than continue opposing the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell months after it took effect. Supported by the Catholic Thomas More Law Center, she has filed a federal Freedom of Information Act suit against the Navy, alleging that it distorted the figures from its study to make it look like more of the armed forces supported repeal. Think Progress

TEA PARTY VOTERS QUESTION GAY GOP CANDIDATE AFTER SCANDAL | A few days ago, the Yavapai Tea Party gathered at a church in rural Arizona to discuss the all-too-familiar topic of undocumented immigration. Among the conservative, mostly over-55 crowd, it is a subject seen in black and white. Build a fence, add agents, reject amnesty – period.

And so it was all the more striking when, off to the side in a room with “Jesus Loves Us!!” written on a chalkboard, the conversation turned to the subject on everyone’s mind, if not the agenda: The conservative Arizona sheriff and Republican candidate for Congress who less than a week earlier had admitted to reporters, his constituents – indeed to the world – that he is gay. Huffington Post

GOV. MCDONNELL SAYS MARRIAGE EQUALITY SHOULD BE LEFT TO THE STATES, BUT CLAIMS GAYS MAKE INFERIOR PARENTS | Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) said that he respected Maryland’s right to decide the issue of marriage equality, just one day after that state passed legislation same-sex marriage.

“The beauty of our regulators under the 10th amendment…is that states are the laboratories are democracy and innovation and they have the freedom to make different choices,” he said during a Politico forum this morning with Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D). “Martin and I have different views on this issue, on others, but that’s what’s great about having 50 states.”

Think Progress

LESBIAN TEXAS JUDGE: NO STRAIGHT WEDDINGS UNTIL GAY MARRIAGE IS LEGAL | Tonya Parker, an out and proud Dallas County judge, has stated she will not perform marriage ceremonies for straight couples until same-sex marriage is legalized.

“I do not perform them because it is not an equal application of the law. Period.”

Parker said, speaking to the Stonewall Democrats of Dallas this week. unicornbooty.com

Kellie Raspberry Under Fire Today After Coming Out Against Marriage Equality

Dallas-based radio host Kellie Raspberry, a regular LGBT supporter in the Dallas area, is under fire today after coming out against marriage equality on the popular nationally-syndicated morning show, Kidd Kraddick.

Rasberry has been a popular figure in the LGBT community and has been the guest celebrity at GayBingo Dallas on a number of occasions.

“I’m not gay, I’ve got a lot of friends that are gay. We don’t talk about it much. But I don’t really … the way I was raised, marriage is between a man and a woman. We’re all coming from different places with it. It’s really an issue. I still fall on the side that marriage is between a man and a woman. If you really love someone can you marry anyone? There’s a fine line. A lot of people look at marriage as a religious thing, so we don’t ever really talk about it because it’s dividing and complicated. And I love my gay friends, though.”

The backlash was nearly instantaneous, with LGBT supporters and homophobes alike posting to Kellie’s Facebook page to give her a piece of their mind.

Full story @ Instinct Magazine