As if there was ever a question that James Franco was a very pretty
dude. Hats off to the versatile actor, who's been fielding a barrage of
"is he or isn't he?" rumors since playing *gasp* gay in both Howl and
Milk. (He also played Spidey's friend-turned-evil nemesis, by the way,
but as far as I know he doesn't spend his off-hours scheming up nasty
machinations against fictional comic book heroes.
Yesterday, Obama signed a bill making it a federal crime to assault a person based on their sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act expands upon already present hate-crime laws that already protected people targeted due to their race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin.