· Japan will recognize the marriages of nationals who legally marry same-sex partners outside the country.
· British Olympic gymnastics bronze medalist and Rod 2.0 fave Louis Smith warms up for Europeans. Smith took silver in the London Open and heads to Milan for the Individual European Championships this week.
· Bilerico.com shut down for 9 hours by hackers who targeted the popular gay blog for the past year and a half.
· Two victories for gay rights in Delaware. The legislature rejects "a proposed same-sex marriage ban and approving a bill to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation—though not gender identity."
· British children's charity to Madonna: "Please think twice before adopting another African child."
· More than 300 supporters of marriage equality rally outside the office of Vermont's Republican Governor Jim Douglas, who promises to veto a gay marriage bill expected to pass the legislature next week. "He met for about 10 minutes with a handful of same-sex marriage supporters, but they came away unsatisfied. 'I don't believe we made any headway," Sandi Cote-Whitacre of Georgia Center tells the Burlington Free Press. "We let him know we were terribly disappointed and we weren't going away." The bill passed the Senate earlier this week and is expected to pass the House. A two-thirds majority in both houses would be required override a veto and "it remains unclear" whether marriage proponents have the votes.