April 27, 2012 | by Phil Reese
Fast Five Fix: April 27
Inger and Phillipa Knudson-Judd, gay news, gay politics dc

From Bilerico: Though they were legally married in Iowa and raising a young daughter together, Inger and Phillipa Knudson-Judd were forced apart when Phillipa was forced to return to her native England this week because DOMA forces the government to ignore their marriage. (Via Bilerico)

Ding dong, ding dong: According to the New York Times, wedding bells are ringing for openly gay New York City Council leader Christine Quinn, who many expect to be the next mayor of America’s largest city.

Anheuser-Busch has told MMA league, Ultimate Fighting Championship to extinguish the sexist, homophobic comments from their athletes, or the nation’s largest beer producer, and UFC major sponsor, is pulling out, according to Advertising Age.

WRAL.com has video of North Carolina Amendment One sponsor, Rep. Jim Crawford telling constituents he won’t vote for the ballot measure after all, because it goes to far. Well thanks so much for passing it and getting it in front of the voters and NOW having a change of heart #TooLittleTooLate

Rep. Linda Sanchez has introduced the Social Security Equality Act of 2012 in the House of Representatives, according to the Task Force. If passed, the law would equalize Social Security benefits for same-sex partners and opposite-sex couples.

BOMBSHELL: In 1994 Mitt Romney told a crowd during a debate that he believes the Boy Scouts should allow anyone be a scout or a scoutmaster regardless of their sexual orientation, and GLAAD is making sure that quote never goes away. Will he comment on it today?

At The American Independent: Did someone at the Michigan Department of Community Health leak confidential health records of thousands of HIV+ Michigan residents to an outside email address?

Finally in your video fix, a little more news. In Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, the town I attended college, there’s a massive Catholic church and school called Sacred Heart. When Sacred Heart Academy invited as graduation keynote Dominic Sheahan-Stahl, an aspiring actor living in New York and Sacred Heart Alumnus, the school did not realize that Sheahan-Stahl was gay. When they found out? They uninvited him. Now the town is in an uproar, and the students are asking to have him re-invited.

(Via The Morning Sun)

 

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