June 6th, 2003


CA. same-sex partner legislation approved

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The California Assembly approved sweeping legislation Wednesday that would grant same-sex partners most of the same spousal rights -- and responsibilities -- as married couples.

Passed on a 41 to 29 vote, the bill does not authorize gay men and lesbians to marry. But it would guarantee people who register as domestic partners legal and financial benefits ranging from the ability to file joint income taxes to the standing to petition courts for child support and alimony.

"What it means for both same sex and senior couples is we are about to see California enact a law that will provide them significant rights and protections that they presently don't have, and provide civil rights protections for lesbian and gay couples that no legislature has voluntarily passed in the history of this country," said Geoffrey Kors, executive director of Equality California, a gay civil rights group.

Full article here

The Governor still needs to sign it and it's a given the law will be challenged in court. But still, it's a good first step.
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    Cher - "If I Could Turn Back Time [Almighty 2000 Mix]"

better late than never I suppose

On Richard Chamberlain coming out of the closet...

Morrison: "Part of what you've done in this book is that you have essentially brought yourself out of the closet after many years."
Chamberlain: "Yes."
Morrison: "Why now?"
Chamberlain: "I'm not a romantic leading man anymore so I don't need to nurture that public image anymore. The major reason is I have something to say about it now. You come up to me and say I'm straight.' That tells me almost nothing about you. It doesn't tell me whether you're a good person or a bad person, it doesn't tell me anything about hardly anything, except that if you're sleeping with somebody, it's probably a female. It's the same with gay. It tells you almost nothing about the person."

</b>Full article</b> at MSNBC News

Who says that a gay man can't play a romantic male lead? I remember women swooning over him when "the Thorn Birds" came out. I thought he was rather handsome myself as well.
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    Sheila E. - "The Glamorous Life"
squeek, go for the eyes, boo

serious crisis adverted

Q: What happens when your supply of Girl Scouts Thin Mint cookies vanishes?

A: Go buy Keebler's Grasshopper Fudge Mint cookies. Tastes just as good and are available year round. And yeah, I've got some in the freezer. I like to eat them partially frozen.

Found this via Google: Thin Mints in Cyberspace. Personally, as long as they don't spam people I don't see anything wrong with selling the cookies via the Internet.
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    Sheena Easton - "Morning Train"