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GOP gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal beats a dead (gay) horse

Nathan Deal released another commercial today citing Karen Handel’s alleged past support of gay issues. Deal, a former congressman, and Handel, former Secretary of State, face off Aug. 10 in the runoff to see who will be the Republican nominee for Georgia governor.

The commercial, a 30-second spot entitled “Straw,” hit YouTube this morning. Its release coincides with the announcement that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will speak at a Handel campaign rally on Aug. 9 – one day before the runoff.

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Karen Handel ‘sick and tired’ of liberal judges

Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel sounded off today on the ruling overturning California’s Proposition 8. Handel took to Twitter to denounce the ruling:

sick and tired of liberal judges subverting the will of the people to push their left wing agenda.

Handel must be forgetting that Judge Vaughn R. Walker was appointed to the seat by George H.W. Bush and not Bill Clinton.

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Gay issues discussed as Handel, Deal square off in televised debate

The two remaining Republican gubernatorial candidates met for a televised debate last night on Fox 5 Atlanta. Moderated by Russ Spencer, the debate covered a wide range of issues, including the anti-gay tone of the primary campaigns.

During the general primary, Deal released one of the most anti-gay commercials of the race that claimed Handel supported gay adoptions and domestic partner benefits. Handel spent a large portion of the early campaign denying her alleged support of gay issues as well as her involvement with gay GOP group Log Cabin Republicans.

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Atlanta LGBT groups finalize NOM counter-protest plans

The National Organization for Marriage protests in Indianapolis

The Queer Justice League of Atlanta, Georgia Equality and MEGA Family Project are finalizing plans for a counter-protest to an anti-gay marriage group’s planned demonstration in Atlanta.

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) will make its way to the Georgia Capitol on August 7th as part of a national “marriage tour.”