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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:55 PM
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Lesbian candidate poised to become Missouri's first out state senator
Adding to what's becoming a breakthrough primary season for openly gay state legislators, Jolie Justus won the Democratic primary for Missouri's 10th district state senate seat Tuesdaywhich, since the district is heavily Democratic, virtually ensures that she will become Missouri's first openly gay state senator this November.

"In Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and now Missouri, excellent candidates are winning historic races," Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, which backed Justus, said in a statement. "Jolie's win is a testament to her courage, commitment, and skill, but it also confirms that fair-minded voters everywhere care more about good government than they do about whether their representatives are gay or lesbian."

Justus, who faces token Republican opposition in the general election this fall, will join Jeanette Mott-Oxford, an openly gay incumbent Missouri house member, who also won her primary Tuesday. Other breakthrough out candidates this election cycle include Patricia Todd, the first openly gay elected official in Alabama history; Kathy Webb, the first openly gay elected official in Arkansas history; and Al McAffrey, the first openly gay state legislator in Oklahoma history. (The Advocate)

http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid35284.asp
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:59 PM
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1. Cool.....
Progress is happening despite the regression at the top...
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codebuster11 Donating Member (61 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:05 AM
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2. nice
Its good to see my State is coming around
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:29 AM
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7. Good news.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:50 AM
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3. Is she Hot? I Love Lesbians!
Most are way cooler that the average straight guy, and much less sexual tension to deal with (than with a hetero woman).

Sorry, I've been spending too much time at My Space. :blush:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:54 AM
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4. Not really
But then I am not a lesbian or a lover of them so what do I know? LOL
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:43 PM
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9. ?
My vacant space
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:56 AM
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5. She is also married to a man
I am not sure how that little fact got left out :)
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:07 AM
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6. Sounds like she might be from Georgia...,
...we've had "Gay Marrage" here for a very long time, but usually only one of the two in the marrage know that it's a gay marrage. :evilgrin:
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 03:34 PM
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11. And she has a life partner named Lana
and a 14 year old daughter who goes to a motherfucking prep school!

I bet lots of gays are married to the opposite sex or have been married since that is what is expected of people. What pisses me off more is that her daughter goes to a prep school instead of public! Even W's daughters went to public school!
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:00 PM
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10. way to go missouri!
:) In the words of the immortal Rick Flair..WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 03:35 PM
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12. Justus for Senate website
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