January 10, 2012 at 9:00 am EDT | by Phil Reese
Fast Five Fix: Jan. 10
- Virginia’s own Eric Cantor, House Republican Majority Leader, looked on with a smile as his wife Diana told CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ that she’s pro-choice and supports full marriage rights for same-sex couples (starts at 10:00).
- San Francisco may have rejected their chance to have an openly gay mayor, but new mayor Ed Lee just appointed a bisexual woman to an opening on the Board of Supervisors.
- New Jersey Democratic Senate President Stephen Sweeney says “The governor’s a decent person and I think we can work on educating him to the fact of what [equal marriage rights] means.”
- Log Cabin Republicans’ oldest chapter in Los Angeles is pushing L.A. City Council to create a guaranteed gay city district, to assure representation on the Council after the lines are redrawn.
- British soccer star Lee Steele of Oxford City is in hot water after posting a vicious anti-gay tweet ridiculing out former rugby star, Gareth Thomas, who just joined the cast of the U.K.’s Celebrity Big Brother. The tweet has since been deleted, and Steele was kept out of this weekend’s game.
Extra: Watch this sweet English-language pro-marriage commercial by French car maker Renault.