Gay USA: January 31, 2012

NJ Republican Governor Chris Christie says he made a deal with the gay man, Bruce Harris, who he nominated to the state's high court to recuse himself on the same-sex marriage case! Christie wants to put gay marriage rights to a popular vote-and says that it is too bad Mississippi and Alabama could not have had state referenda on civil rights for African Americans in the 1960s. The Republican presidential contest gets wackier and wackier. This week, Newt Gingrich accused Mitt Romney, who wants to amend the US constitution to enshrine anti-gay bigotry, of being "PRO GAY RIGHTS." NEVER MIND: Cynthia Nixon now says that she did NOT choose her sexuality and that she is bisexual. We'll also review Cynthia in the Broadway revival of "Wit." The US Department of Housing and Urban Development formalizes guidelines banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression in housing receiving HUD funds. The US military continues to discriminate against same-sex partners, even in ways that do not have to under the Defense of Marriage Act. Cops in Cleveland are sued for horribly abusing a gay couple. A restaurant owner in Knoxville denies service to a bigoted state legislator. Oh, Canada! If you do not appear to be the gender on your identification card, you can be barred from boarding a plane in Canada. A new book by an 88-year old male former hustler spills the beans on the extent of homosexual activity among Hollywood stars in the Golden Age.

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