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Adorable Couple’s Swing Dancing First Dance At Wedding Is The One To Beat

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Notes To Self:

  1. Learn to swing dance.
  2. Find husband.
  3. Choreograph adorable swing dance routine to Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing” which is pretty much the best first dance I’ve ever seen in my life.
No sweat. I’m on it. [Vimeo] Keep reading »

Today In People Are Terrible: Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Says Women Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Vote

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Today In People Are Terrible, a reverend named Jesse Lee Peterson has claimed women “can’t handle stress,” “go nuts,” and “freak out” and therefore shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

In a speech for his organization, BOND, a conservative African-American group which claims to promote “Men, Families and Faith,” Rev. Peterson longed for “the good old days” when “men were tougher” and “in charge.”  (Are we shocked to learn this gentleman is also a frequent guest of Sean Hannity’s on Fox News?)  Why, he even calls his own grandma “crazy” — and is nostalgic for the days when men like his grandfather would “deal with it.”

You can watch Rev. Peterson’s speech, or I’ve transcribed most of his  misogyny-spewing speech after the jump (with the most WTF-iest WTF parts in bold!): Keep reading »

North Carolina Votes To Add Gay Marriage Ban To State Constitution

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Last night North Carolina became the 3oth state in the country to approve a constitutional amendment defining “marriage” as a union between a man and a woman. NC law has already had a law banning gay marriage for the past 16 years, but Amendment One will include the specific definition of marriage to the state constitution. According to reports from 95 percent of counties, 61 percent of the votes supported Amendment One. Meanwhile, only six states — Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Iowa — plus the District of Columbia allow gay marriage. In response to the NC ban, President Obama’s campaign released a statement saying the president was “disappointed” in the outcome and found the amendment to be “divisive and discriminatory.” 

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Morning Quickies: John Travolta Accused By Second Masseur Of Grabby Grope

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  • A second masseur has accused John Travolta of groping him during a massage. The suit claims Travolta allegedly asked for a massage at an Atlanta motel and requested an unusual amount of “glutes” work on his butt muscles. He allegedly then tried to touch the masseur and ended up fondling himself. When the masseur left the room, Travolta allegedly “forcibly hugged him.” The actor is also being sued by a California massage therapist who claims the actor groped his penis and scrotum during a massage. [New York Daily News]
  • Attention, gentlemen: Sofia Vergara is now a single woman. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • And the winner of the second season of “The Voice” is ….. [PopCrush]
  • Also, Christian Aguilera almost had a nipslip. Whoopsies! [The Gloss]
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Evening Quickies: George Zimmerman Enters “Not Guilty” Plea

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Today’s Lady News: Half Of Americans Support Marriage Equality

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  • Half of all Americans believe gay couples have the right to marry, according to a new poll from Gallup. While the amount of support is slightly down from last year, it is still the second year that a majority of Americans have supported marriage equality. [Reuters]
  • Teen birth rates may be down, but America still has the highest pregnancy rate of any industrialized nation. [TIME]
  • At least two more anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” are planned to open in Queens and Harlem, two New York City neighborhoods with high rates of abortion. Two other “crisis pregnancy centers” are slated to open in NYC this summer. [New York Daily News] Keep reading »
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