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October 28, 2004

"BUT BILLY HAS MARRIED A BOY." That's a line in a poem written by the teenaged Abe Lincoln. Read the whole poem in this L.A. Weekly article about the forthcoming book "The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln."

UPDATE: That's the L.A. Weekly (not the L.A. Times) as I've corrected this post to show.

ANOTHER UPDATE: I pulled this link from the email, but I see Andrew Sullivan linked to it before me, so I feel I owe him a link. He's predicting a "major controversy" when the book comes out. We've seen Lincoln-was-gay research before, but Sullivan may still be right, given the recent greater interest in gay marriage and the apparent depth of the research in the new book.