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New York Governor Reaches Agreement With Legislators Over Gay Marriage Bill! May Vote TONIGHT!

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The fight for marriage equality in New York has been a long and strenuous one, and it appears that now, since the state Assembly has passed a bill that would legalize same-sex union, it's up to the Senate to make it happen.

The bill needs 32 votes to pass on the floor. So far, 31 senators have gone on record as supporting it, and as of today, no one has changed their stance.

HOWEVER, we're hearing now that

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Senators Call For Regulation Of Contamination In Water

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Senators Call For Regulation Of Contamination In Water

We previously reported on a recent study that revealed that a dangerous compound, hexavalent chromium (the same compound that contaminated waters in Erin Brockovich’s famous story), has been found in the water of 31 cities across America.

Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein worked fast and have called on the Environment Protection Agency to fix this contamination problem. They plan to introduce legislation that would give the EPA a deadline to set a max level of the chemical acceptable in water.

This needs to happen! Oversight over this kind of this = Sick people!

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Obama Appears On The Daily Show…But Doesn't Mention Gay Rights!

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We enjoyed Barack Obama's interview with Jon Stewart for the most part….but he STILL DIDN'T ADDRESS GAY RIGHTS ISSUES!

Overall, it was an entertaining interview, and they certainly discussed some crucial issues, but we wish they could have given even 1 minute of time to the issue of gay rights.

Here's Jon Stewart on the current state of the people in the nation:

"Are we the people we were waiting for? Or, does it turn out those people are still out there and we don't have their number? How are you feeling about that?"

In response, Obama said the following:

(That he was) "…feeling great about where the American people are, considering what we have gone through."

Obama continued to list accomplishments of his office, including health-care reform, financial reform, credit card reform, and slowly growing the economy.

Jon Stewart and Obama butted heads the most when the issue of health care came up.

Here's what Stewart had to say about it:

"Sometimes I don't even know what you want in health legislation."

Jon also called Obama's dealings with health care legislation "timid." Here's how Obama replied:

"Jon, I love your show but this is something where I have a profound disagreement with you — I don't want to lump you in with other pundits."

Obama defended his administration's health care legislation, and made it clear to Jon that he doesn't consider it to be "timid" at all.

As we said, there were certainly some important issues discussed, and we think it was a well-done, entertaining interview, but Obama really needs to step up to the plate with gay rights issues!

We appreciate the fact that he released an "It Gets Better" video for gay youth, but we're def gonna need a lot more from him than that.

What did U think of Obama's interview on The Daily Show?

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Ugandan Paper Identifies Gay Men, Encourages To "Hang" Them!

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This is so scary!

On the front page of a Ugandan newspaper, the country's 100 "top" homosexuals were listed, along with a bright yellow banner that reads, "Hang Them." It also includes a photo and their addresses.

Four men have been attacked since the paper was published and many others are now in hiding. But this is not new for the conservative African country! A lawmaker introduced a bill last year that would have imposed the death penalty or life in prison for homosexual acts.

Gays in Uganda have suffered harassment and attacks since the bill was introduced. It follows a visit by leaders of U.S. conservative Christian ministries that promote therapy to turn gay people straight.

Ugandan citizen Patrick Ndede said:

"Before the introduction of the bill in parliament most people did not mind about our activities. But since then, we are harassed by many people who hate homosexuality. The publicity the bill got made many people come to know about us and they started mistreating us."

Over the last year, 20 gay men have been attacked in Uganda, while another 17 have been arrested or put in prison.

So sad. Although we have a long way to go in the U.S., we forget how lucky we are to live here.

Equality for all!

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