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The AggreGAYtor: December 18

Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news

By Brandon Watson, 1:30PM, Tue. Dec. 18, 2012

Connie Fleming: The haute-ist FLOTUS
Connie Fleming: The haute-ist FLOTUS
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James Dobson acts like an ass, Hawaii mourns Daniel Inouye, and Honey Boo Boo reasons the season. Away in the manger, no crib for a bed, today’s AggreGAYtor lays down his sweet head.

• Like a sugar buzzed five year-old itching to open his birthday presents, necrotic pustule James Dobson could not wait one more minute to blame Sandy Hook on homosexuals.

• The Montana Supreme Court has rejected a case demanding that same-sex couples be offered all the rights of straight couples as “too broad.” Cases can still be made for specific rights for those willing to choose their own discriminatory adventure.

• Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye, one of the most steadfast LGBTQ legislative allies, has died at 88.

• DC police have arrested drag activist Qween Amor for performing a protest dance in front of Lancelot cosplayers the Black Israelites. Apparently, the “Cabbage Patch” has been illegal in the Capital since 1997.

• Today in obvs, the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court has ruled that the University of Toledo had grounds for firing anti-LGBT diversity officer Crystal Dixon. News watchers may remember her editorial from earlier this year entitled “I Can See with All the Colors of the Wind - Except for Pink Because That Reminds Me of Vaginas and Homos, Eww.”

• An Iowa judge has overruled the state’s objection to listing both members of a lesbian couple on their child’s death certificate.

• Two Michigan bills that would have given adoption agencies and healthcare providers carte blanch to discriminate have been defeated.

• Floridian LGBT advocates just aren’t buying that perfectly browned meringue Charlie Crist regrets his anti-gay votes. Of course, flip flops do seem apropos in Florida’s blistering climate.

• Rhode Island’s Senate will vote on marriage equality if Rhode Island’s House passes the current bill. This seems to generally be the way lawmaking is handled, but Teresa Paiva-Weed felt the need to make an announcement anyway. But I guess that’s her priority since she is, as Queerty reminds us, “the President of Rhode Island.”

• The fever dreams of those hoping that a kinder, gentler senator would replace sour gobstopper Jim DeMint have been squelched with the appointment of Tim Scott.

• The US Embassy in Kosovo has issued a formal statement condemning recent anti-LGBT attacks.

• Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni publicly comments that he doesn’t think gay people should be killed. Maybe roughed up a little, but definitely not killed.

• An appeals court in Cameroon affirms three-year sentence for man who texted “I'm very much in love with you” to another man.

• A billboard for a New Zealand church that calls for Jesus to come out is giving folks the vapors.

• In Great Britain, a North African national has been given 29 years for the rape of a lesbian woman. The man had told the woman he was gay to gain her confidence.

• Despite his assistant coach’s ramblings that he should shut up and play ball,Chris Kluwehas joined Hudson Taylor’s Athlete Ally Ambassador Program as the first pro member.

• On my list of comebacks I had hoped for in 2012, football hooliganism was only slightly above Paris Hilton’s music career.

• U.S. Marine Corps Matthew Phelps proposes to his partner Ben Schock ath the White House. Squeeing ensues.

• Although I am not well versed in the elaborate etiquette rituals of outer space, it does seem that NASA could have honored Sally Ride by picking a different celestial object to share her name other than a lunar impact site. It’s like naming something the Thurgood Marshall Memorial Ditch or the Harvey Milk Sidewalk Crack.

Connie Fleming looks pretty rad as Michelle Obama on the cover of Candy magazine.

• The galaxy’s favorite “interspecies lesbian vigilante couple” will be returning to “Dr. Who,” nerds.

• All I want for Christmas is Boo.

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