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Lesbian mom sues pastor who helped ex kidnap child

Written by AP,
WiG reports
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 08:11

A pastor from Virginia was convicted on Aug. 14 of helping a woman flee the country three years ago, when she was on the brink of having to turn custody of her young daughter over to the woman who was once her partner in a Vermont civil union.

The jury issued its verdict against the Rev. Kenneth Miller after several hours of deliberations in the case, which has drawn broad attention because of the legal and religious questions it raised about same-sex unions and child custody, and because the whereabouts of mother and daughter remain unknown.

Gay-friendly Hamburger Mary’s serves ‘hate-free’ chicken sandwich

Written by WiG Wednesday, 15 August 2012 06:22

Heard of free-range chicken? How about hate-free chicken?

The gay-friendly Hamburger Mary’s is serving a “hate-free” Southern-style chicken sandwich in response to controversy over the anti-gay activities and statements from Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy.

Lesbian PAC raising money for Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin

Written by WiG Tuesday, 14 August 2012 12:11

LPAC, a lesbian super PAC, is dedicating its resources this week to raising money for Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin’s run for the U.S. Senate.

LPAC, on its website and with social media tools, said Baldwin “needs our help immediately” for her “important and historic campaign.”

Tea party gets its man in Ryan for vice president

Written by AP Tuesday, 14 August 2012 05:52

The tea party didn’t get its man in Mitt Romney. But the movement got one of its ideological heroes in the Republican presidential ticket’s No. 2 slot.

Romney’s selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate marked a huge victory for the tea party. Its roaring influence helped Republicans take back the House in 2010, gaining 63 seats. Since then, its no-compromise positions on deep budget cuts set the parameters of high-profile fiscal fights on Capitol Hill.

Shooting at right-wing Family Research Council offices in D.C.

Written by WiG Wednesday, 15 August 2012 08:09

Authorities have responded to a shooting at the right-wing Family Research Council offices in Washington, D.C.

The organization issued a statement on its website: “The police are investigating this incident. Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.”

Legal victory for gay-straight alliance in Florida high school

Written by WiG Wednesday, 15 August 2012 04:50

A federal judge on Aug. 14 ordered Marion County, Fla. Superintendent Jim Yancey to comply with federal law and allow the Vanguard Gay-Straight Alliance, a student organization at Vanguard High School in Ocala, to form and operate on campus.

The order, following a settlement reached by the parties involved, resolves a months-long battle by members of the GSA along with the ACLU of Florida to allow the organization to form, meet and be recognized at Vanguard High School.

Gay actor Ron Palillo – Horshack on 'Kotter' – dies at 63

Written by WiG Tuesday, 14 August 2012 11:55

Ron Palillo, who played Arnold Horshack on "Welcome Back, Kotter," has died at age 63.

The Palm Beach Post reports today that Palillo died at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., of a heart attack.

Undecideds heading to polls in Wisconsin

Written by AP Tuesday, 14 August 2012 05:45

Even with the biggest name in modern Wisconsin politics, the Republican primary in a highly competitive U.S. Senate race appears headed for a fractious four-way battle today.

Many election-weary voters simply haven’t made up their minds.

Are anal tattoos the next big fad in body art?

Written by WiG Wednesday, 15 August 2012 06:59

Anal tattoos were the all the buzz at the 17th annual Florida Tattoo Expo, held at a Coral Springs convention center last weekend. A young woman was the subject of a demonstration, her butt pertly displayed as a tattoo artist inked her rectum. Spectators ambled by, gawking and expressing opinions.

Asked about the pain factor, the model replied, “Dude, it feels so f---ing good, so good.”

Pocan wins Democratic Primary, on track to become next out member of Congress

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 21:12

Out state Rep. Mark Pocan has been declared the winner in the 2nd Congressional District’s Democratic Primary, putting him in line to succeed Tammy Baldwin, who’s leaving the seat to run for the U.S. Senate.

With 85 percent of precincts reporting, Pocan had 72 percent of the vote, besting state Rep. Kelda Roys, the second highest vote getter, by more than 50 percent. Matt Silverman and Dennis Hall also competed in the race.

Secret Service investigating burned cat left at Obama campaign sign

Written by WIG Tuesday, 14 August 2012 08:55

The Secret Service is investigating an assumed threat to President Barack Obama – a burned cat left staked to a tree stump beside an Obama campaign sign in a Minneapolis park.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported on Aug. 14 that a park employee found the cat's carcass in Longfellow Park, which led local authorities to alert federal agencies.

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie delivering Republican convention keynote

Written by WiG Tuesday, 14 August 2012 05:03

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus early Aug. 14 announced that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker for the Republican National Convention.

The convention takes place Aug. 27-30 in Tampa, Fla.