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What another sucky day in paradise for Ali on last night’s installment of The Bachelorette. Well, her first two Tahitian dates with Roberto and Chris had such a sweet quality about them. Each of those two men seem like genuine choices. 

Then came time for the ever angst and insecure Frank to have his time. His part of the show did not begin in Tahiti with Ali though. It began with him bemoaning the fact that while he was falling in love with Ali — he felt the resurrection of feelings for his most recent ex-girlfriend (that he had broken up with). Of course this meant that he had to seek out this ex-girlfriend (with the camera crew in tow of course) and share his revelation with her. What person would just open their door to their ex and allow them to prance on inside with a camera crew? Anyway, this was a slow painful exhibition of Frank telling his ex how amazing his exotic dates had been with the amazing Ali. I was thinking “that’s not exactly how to endear yourself to your ex-girlfriend.” Eventually Frank mentioned that he still had feelings for this girl on the sofa. Then, the ex-girlfriend said she had not stopped thinking of Frank since he left and that it was “time for him to come home.” (Probably Frank got tired of living with his parents after he came back from Paris). Then Frank told his soon-to-be-once-again girlfriend that he now had to go to Tahiti and tell Ali he was leaving her for his ex-girlfriend.

Of course we have Chris Harrison playing counselor to Frank (and eventually Ali). Then it is time for Frank to drop the bomb on Ali. Just sad. Why couldn’t this guy simply have called Ali from Chicago and told her that he was staying with his girlfriend? One word. Ratings. Well, two words: drama and ratings.

I would like to think that Ali will end up choosing one of the sweet and seemingly genuine men remaining at that final rose ceremony. But, the checkout aisle tabloids have already been “spoiling” that notion for weeks. What can we expect from “reality TV” made-to-order love stories?

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While perusing the WordPress Freshly Pressed” today I clicked across a pretty cool post. I thoroughly loved the clever and meaningful sign slogans that this blogger had compiled from their experience with the March for Equality. I’ll list a few favorites below, and you can read the entire list right here!

  • Be careful whom you hate – it could be someone you love.
  • Put down the Bible and pick up the Constitution.
  • In 29 states it’s legal to fire me for being a lesbian.
  • I lost my
    – child/ or
    – job/ or
    – reputation… etc.
    for being a lesbian
    thanks to prejudice or our country’s laws.

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Judge Vaughn Walker’s pending decision in the federal Prop 8 trial is still yet to be seen, but the marriage equality movement just won another major federal court victory.

A federal judge in Massachusetts ruled that a large part of the Defense of Marriage Act — the 1996 federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage by the federal government — is unconstitutional.

This ruling on DOMA is wonderful news and a huge victory in our fight to bring full equality to all Americans. If the ruling is not overturned, the federal government will have to recognize same-sex marriages performed in states that recognize such marriages, eliminating yet another discriminatory barrier.

Of course, that didn’t stop Maggie Gallagher, Chair of the right-wing “National Organization for Marriage,” from claiming that this ruling might cause a “culture war”:

“Does this federal judge want to start another culture war? Does he really want another Roe. v. Wade? The simple fact is that the right of the federal government to define marriage for the purposes of its federal law and federal territories has been clear since the late 19th century, when Congress banned polygamy. Only an incompetent defense could have lost this case. We expect to win in a higher court.”

Now President Obama is faced with a critical decision: appeal the ruling to a higher court or let it stand. You can take a moment to tell President Obama you would like him to stand with equality by going here.

(Story courtesy of the Courage Campaign)

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Well the bridge is definitely out for these two ill fated lovers (at left). Watching Monday’s latest installment of The Bachelorette with Ali and the remaining “mild five” was fairly uneventful. It was the last 20 some odd minutes that brought the heckle value up a notch or five.

The usual post rose ceremony champagne “high five” for Ali and the remaining men was preempted last night to show Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi crash and burn as they officially explained their break up to Chris Harrison. This was not the best publicity for Jake the “fame whore” (Vienna’s “pet name” for Jake).

In the end Jake sounded like he was channeling Ross Perot! “Can I finish? Can I finish?…Can I finish?” — Love may begin with roses, but so often it seems to end with tears. I’m just guessing, but I bet that Jillian, Ali and Tenley are glad they didn’t end up hitching their wagon to this guy’s star!

Fast forward to later that night when Jake had Chinese food for dinner…

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