· A Des Moines judge strikes down the Iowa law that prevents same-sex couples from marrying. Judge Robert Hanson ruled the prohibition is unconstitutional and ordered the Polk County recorder's office to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The county is expected to appeal the ruling to the Iowa Supreme Court.
· Rod 2.0 fave Mehcad Brooks covers the new issue of Krave and says he refuses to feed into the "stereotypical 'buffoonery' often showcased in Hollywood’s portrayal of the African-American man. 'As a black man, I feel that I have a certain responsibility to choose my roles carefully. I purposely turn down roles that perpetuate certain stereotypes.' "
· Sen. Hillary Clinton makes her seventh appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight and her first as a candidate for president. On Tuesday, September 4, the senator will guest on the season premiere of Ellen.
· Maine’s highest court rules that a lesbian couple can jointly adopt two siblings currently in foster care. The unanimous decision opens the door for other co-parent adoptions in Maine by same-sex couples.
· Mad Professah reviews the new paperback edition of Fledgling, the final work by the late Octavia Butler: "A brilliant re-imagination of the vampire myth by one of the most creative writers in the genre of 'speculative fiction.' The novel grapples with miscegenation, gender-stratified societies, the nature of addiction and racism. As always, in creative and enthralling ways Butler excites and intrigues the reader."
· Popnography on the Sunday Mirror report that Mel B aka Scary Spice had an affair "with not one but two women" simultaneously: "The paper doesn't seem to bother to even try for a denial on the record, but they do offer up porn plot level details about their supposed steamy affair."