Race to the Ballot begins; Barney’s getting married

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I’ve decided to include one or two headlines in my Sunday News Roundup posts from now on so that when you go and search you won’t have to dig through 20 or so posts of the same title.

Race to the Ballot began this week

  • Jen Jones of Protect NC Families is literally running across N.C. for 35 days to bring attention to the Anti-Family Amendment being voted on May 8 (vote NO);
  • Jen and her team will be stopping in various cities holding events to educate folks;
  • They come to Winston-Salem Feb. 13, Greensboro Feb. 14 and Burlington Feb. 15.

Rep. Barney Frank to Marry Longtime Partner

Jim Ready and Barney Frank

Everybody say "awwwwww"

  • Barney Frank, Massachusetts representative, intends to marry Jim Ready;
  • The pair met in 2005 and began dating in 2007 after Ready’s partner died;
  • If he ties the knot before retiring, Frank will be the only openly gay married congressperson.

For No Name-Calling Week, a reminder that words can hurt

  • Bryan, a blogger for the Boy Scout’s Scouting magazine,  wrote a piece in support of the 9th annual No Name-Calling Week which happened last week;
  • The week was originally conceived by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a group established in 1980 as an effort to create safer schools for everyone;
  • While I don’t think the Boy Scouts will ever accept openly gay scouts or leaders anytime soon (boo), this is still a step in the (conscious or unconscious) right direction.
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