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The word 'gay' is OK says Channel 4 ... and a Scottish sheriff

SOME imbecile working for Channel 4 TV thought that viewers would choke on their Sunday lunch if they were to hear the word “gay”.

So the “compliant checker” – newspeak for censor – editing the word out of a weekend repeat of The Simpsons. The line was cut from a 1994 episode, called Homer Loves Flanders, which was aired at 12.55pm on Sunday.

America gets its first openly gay Senator

GOOD news all round. Not only has Obama won a second term as President, Wisconsin has elected the first openly homosexual member of the US Senate.

Tammy Baldwin, 50, had been running as a Democrat against Republican challenger Tommy Thompson, 70, who formerly served as governor of the state.

She first held office as a state representative in 1998, and is stated to have kept her sexuality in the shadows for the most part.

Spain finally sees off opposition to gay marriage

ALTHOUGH Spain legalised marriage equality in 2005, homophobic forces in the country ­– the Catholic Church in particular – never accepted the law, and mounted a series of legal challeges, claiming first that marriage equality was “unconstitutional” and later that gays deserved legal rights but shouldn't call it "marriage." 

But today gay marriage opponents were finally seen off when the Spanish Constitutional Court ruled that the seven year old law is fully legal.

Barack Obama deserves to be re-elected

IN THE midst of his fight to become re-elected, President Barack Obama took time off to respond positively to a touching letter he received last week from a 10-year-old girl, who wrote about her “two dads”.

Sophia Bailey Klugh told the President how happy she is that he agrees with her on the topic of marriage equality. She went on to ask the president an important question:

I am so glad that you agree two men can love each other because I have two dads and they love each other, but at school kids think that it's gross and weird, but it really hurts my heart and feelings … If you were me and you had two dads that loved each other and kids at school teased you about it, what would you do?