What's So Gay About Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008



• Ah, the winds of change are starting to blow early:

Five years after a gay advocacy group was told that it could no longer use the e-mail, bulletin boards and meeting rooms at the Justice Department, Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey has reversed that decision and issued a revised equal-employment-opportunity policy barring discrimination against any group.

The change would have come sooner had they only pressured a suffering Ashcroft for reforms from his hospital bed. But then what kind of soulless bunch of paper pushers would do that?

• Tim Gunn tells presidential candidates to make it work.

What would you say a politician should avoid wearing, at all costs?

Well, I hope no one's going out on the campaign trail wearing a pair of crocks.

I love you. Are you referring to the Bush photo?

Yes. And now you must ask me whether I was surprised, because the answer is no. I will summarize his entire fashion presentation in one phrase: schlumped over and drooling. I hope I don't end up in some Iraqi prison for saying that.

• Couples are registering in Oregon.

Couples who pay the $60 registration fee can now file joint state tax returns, inherit each other's property and make medical choices on each other's behalf, among other benefits married Oregonians have.

"Champagne, ya gotta do it," said Tiffany Isaman, as she and her partner of four years, Clair Shannon, toasted each other and exchanged rings outside the county building on Monday.

We'll just have to settle for our state-ignored mimosas. Bitter? Little. But, congrats Oregon.

• And today's "No Comment" comes from John "Borat" Mayer:


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