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Dick Cheney’s Lesbian Daughter Marries

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  • Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, married her longtime partner Heather Poe today in Washington, D.C. In a statement, the Vice President said he was “delighted” his daughter could have her “relationship recognized,” adding “Mary and Heather and their children are very important and much loved members of our family and we wish them every happiness.” You hear that, bigots? [Advocate]
  • A “fetal personhood” amendment, which would seek to criminalize abortion by giving a fetus the same rights as a person, may not make it on Ohio’s state ballot this November because the anti-abortion group behind it can’t gather enough signatures. [Feminist.org]
  • Double X blogger Amanda Marcotte on why women having kids later is better for everyone. [Double X]
  • Check out this new documentary, “The Invisible War,” which takes on the epidemic of sexual assault within the American military. [MSNBC]
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Federal Court Rules DOMA Is Unconstitutional

A federal law that denies a host of benefits to gay married couples is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled today. The 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, discriminates against gay couples. The court agreed with a lower court judge who ruled in 2010 that the law is unconstitutional because it interferes with the right of a state to define marriage and denies married gay couples federal benefits given to heterosexual married couples, including the ability to file joint tax returns. Read more…

President Obama Talks Gay Marriage, “50 Shades Of Grey” On “The View”

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The president comes out in support of same-sex unions. Read More »
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Barack Obama on "The View"
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President Obama appeared on “The View” today, and damn, the talk was serious as if he appeared on “Meet The Press.” But there were very serious matters to discuss: last week’s announcement that the president believes lesbians and gays should be allowed to marry, the economy, and of course whether or not Mitt Romney is “a rich man who is out of touch” with average Americans. All the president will say about that last point is that Romney’s financial success should be celebrated, but as a politician he has “a different vision on how to move the country forward.”

After the serious talk, the ladies quizzed the president on his pop culture knowledge, including (gulp!) 50 Shades Of Grey. Hear his response, after the jump: 

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Jay-Z Supports Gay Marriage, Says Obama’s Endorsement Was “The Right Thing”

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The president comes out in support of same-sex unions. Read More »
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Jay-Z regrets that "Big Pimpin'" was all about using women for sex. Read More »

“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple … I think it’s the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not — again, it’s not about votes. It’s about people. It’s the right thing to do as a human being.”

– Jay-Z shares his thoughts on gay marriage — and President Obama’s recent endorsement of it — with CNN. Well said, Jigga! [Towleroad]

Unwed Mother Bristol Palin Wags Her Finger At Obama Over Gay Marriage

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The president comes out in support of same-sex unions. Read More »
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Bigots admit they've lost the gay marriage battle in our generation. Read More »
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North Carolina voted to add gay marriage ban to state constitution. Read More »
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[It] would’ve been helpful for [President Obama] to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.  Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview. … Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking. In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of “Glee.”

Unwed mother Bristol Palin penned a blog post about President Obama’s announcement yesterday that he supports gay marriage, no doubt while taking it doggy-style from another man to whom she is not legally married. You know, since the sanctity of marriage so important to her.

Also, if you read Bristol’s entire post, it’s a weirdly-argued screed about Christian submission in household and how liberals are upset when wives submit to husbands but Obama “submits” to his teenaged daughters. Um, WHAT? I just can’t anymore. [Patheos via Politico] Keep reading »

President Obama Believes Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

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North Carolina voted to add gay marriage ban to state constitution. Read More »
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[O]ver the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married. …

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