February 6, 2012 | by Phil Reese
Fast Five Fix: Feb. 6

While the rest of the world nurses their Super Bowl big pro football game hangovers, CNN contributor Roland Martin will be nursing a badly bruised reputation, after lighting up the Twitterverse with several homophobic tweets last night. He’s got a history. And now several angry petitioners are trying to make him history. Even GLAAD wants to see him fired, and Tracy Morgan can tell you, you don’t want to mess with GLAAD!

  • The New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee voted 5-2 to advance the same-sex marriage bill to the full Senate on Mon. Feb. 16, according to the Star-Ledger. The Senate takes it up three days earlier on the 13th. Will the Senate give same-sex couples in New Jersey a happy Valentine’s Day?
  • Meanwhile, according to Huffington Post, Gov. Christie sends some confusing messages to same-sex marriage advocates in New Jersey, calling his effort to get marriage on the ballot “magnanimous.”
  • New Mexico state Rep. David Chavez is trying to get a law passed in the state barring the recognition of same-sex couples. He’s not the best spokesperson for defending marriage, since his wife is divorcing him after accusing him of domestic violence.
  • According to Karen Ocamb of Frontiers L.A., one of California’s leading LGBT voices has filed for divorce from her wife of four years. Robin Tyler and Diane Olson were two of the first Californians married under the brief period of time that same-sex marriage was legal in that state, prior to the passage of Prop 8.
  • Finally, just when you thought the “Kill the Gays” bill was dead in Uganda, its rearing its ugly head again, according to Box Turtle Bulletin.

Finally, for your viewing pleasure, her majesty, Madonna:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyfdoZldrS4

Happy Monday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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