February 2, 2012 at 8:51 am EDT | by Phil Reese
Fast Five Fix: Feb 2

Happy Groundhog Day. They say if a gay groundhog sees a Madonna video premier today, we get six more months of every D.J. on earth remixing all of the singles.

  • Two military/DOMA stories broke yesterday, one involving the Southern Poverty Law Center joining Servicemembers Legal Defense Network in backing the case of a disabled Iraq & Afghanistan veteran with 12 years of service in her fight for partner benefits (L.A. Times), and another about a lesbian veteran dying of cancer who fears the Defense of Marriage Act restrictions on partner benefits and inheritance won’t be lifted in time to benefit her partner if she passes away (HuffPo).
  • After Maine delivered a blow to the National Organization for Marriage Tuesday by saying it must disclose who its donors are (Boston Globe), the Human Rights Campaign urged the Minnesota Election Board to look into the way NOM hides individual donors.
  • Look for the 9th Circuit Court to rule today whether or not the Prop 8 trial tapes should be released to the public, something opponents of the law want, and the anti-gay supporters of the law don’t want. Hmmm.
  • J.C. Penny just named Ellen its spokeslesbian, but American Family Association is none too happy about it. GLAAD is asking its members to stand up for Ellen and thank J.C. Penny for selecting her (so they don’t freak out).
  • Gay City News reports that gays in New York are so thankful to GOP lawmakers who crossed the aisle for the marriage vote, they seemed to have forgot that Democrats voted for it too when writing checks.

For your viewing pleasure, watch Mitt Romney get “glitter-bombed” twice by LGBT activists in Minnesota yesterday:

Raise your hand if you watched that one over and over again a few times in a row. C’mon don’t be shy.

Shout out to my mom on her birthday. Happy birthday mom!


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