New York City Mayor Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn write to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke "asking the Census Bureau count legally married same-sex couples as 'married' in the 2010 census. As it stands, the bureau plans to count these couples as 'unmarried partners,' since federal law does not recognize same-sex marriages."
· Staten Island pastor charged with stealing money for Botox.
· Legislation that would have banned discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment and housing dies in West Virginia House. "Supporters say state and national attention to gay marriage—including last week's Iowa Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage—overshadowed the discrimination issue in West Virginia. When the Iowa court issued its ruling, House Minority Leader Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, gave a floor speech urging a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman. That was a few days after House Republicans unsuccessfully tried to force a floor vote on a resolution against gay marriage."
· Chris Brown depressed and turning to alcohol? "The 19-year-old singer—who has pleaded not guilty to felony assault and making criminal threats in relation to his alleged attack on Rihanna—is believed to be struggling to cope with the fallout from his court case. A source reveals: 'Chris is a mess. He lost a lot of weight, about 15 lbs. I do know that Chris is also in a depression and is drinking a lot. He almost got his butt kicked about a week ago.' While Chris is becoming increasingly reclusive, Rihanna, 21, is determined to put the incident behind her and move on with her life. Although the pair briefly reunited after the incident, they are now said to be spending time apart to contemplate the future of their relationship."