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Openly Gay, 28 Year Old Mike Slaton Running Against Ultra-Conservative Democrat In Kentucky House Of Representatives Election

Mike Slaton, a 28 year old, openly gay Louisville, KY man is charging headlong into Tuesday’s primary hoping to unseat Rep. Thomas Riner, an ultra-conservative and religious (ie. undercover Republican) Democrat incumbent  who’s served in the State House for 28 years/

According to LEO Weekly, a Louisville paper:

Riner caught flak for legislation he introduced in 2002 and again in 2006 mandating that language recognizing God’s role in protecting the commonwealth from terrorist attacks be included in the state’s homeland security bill, as well as mandating the Ten Commandments be displayed in courthouses across the state. While national “hot-button” issues like abortion and gay rights rarely factor into smaller-scale elections like this, Riner’s piety has cost the state nearly half a million dollars in legal fees in lost case after lost case in defense against the American Civil Liberties Union.

Slanton, is endorsed by CFAIR-Committee for Fairness and Individual Rights, The Women’s Network PAC, The Metropolitan Louisville Women’s Political Caucus, The Victory Fund and is running on a progressive platform.
THIS is exactly what we need to do,  Remove the old bigot and crooked politicans and replace them with new fresh blood. (Mike is also cute as a button!)

I am running for office because I believe that government must play an active role in improving people’s lives and strengthening our communities by crafting progressive public policy and promoting personal responsibility.

I believe that education, health equity, access to food, public transportation, housing, and the environment are all civil rights issues.

I believe that it’s time for District 41 to have a representative who will champion social, economic, and environmental justice for all people. With your help, I will be that Representative. — Mike Slaton

Best of luck Mike!

Kyle & Fish Storyline To Be Dropped From "One Life To Live" Because of Low Ratings

The Fish/Kyle (Scott Evans and Brett Claywell) gay storyline will be written out of One Life to Live by mid-April, TV Guide reported:

“Word is, the decision to drop the duo didn’t come easily. Kish has been a big success with the media and the show’s gay fans, and gay-advocacy groups have showered OLTL with awards for creating the trail-blazing couple. But sources at the network say the duo failed to resonate with the mainstream audience. Ratings for the ABC soap were particularly dismal in late 2009 during the weeks that Fish came out of the closet and he and Kyle officially became a couple. Also playing simultaneously was a sprawling plot that had Robin Strasser’s character, Dorian, pretending to be a lesbian in order to win the gay vote in the Llanview mayoral race. A case of gay overkill?”

Said executive producer Frank Valentini: “We are concluding the story that we set out to tell with Kyle and Fish. We are very proud to have broken new ground with a same-sex couple on daytime.”

AfterElton.com must be having a meltdown.

In a way this stinks to HIGH HEAVEN.  Kyle and Fish have not been center of this show EVER!! They’re using the ratings fail as an excuse.to either cover their sucky writing and storylines or perhaps pressure from the more conservative affiliates out there.

Well at least they tried.  But they could have done a hell of alot better.  OLTL has literally sucked for years now.

Hey OLTL want to bring back your ratings?  Let a gay man take over the Kyle/Fish storyline and bring back TINA LORD.  Andrea Evans could use the work.