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“Modern Family” Star Launches Bow Tie Campaign For Marriage Equality

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"Tie the knot... so one day we can too!"

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who stars as the lovable, tightly wound Mitchell in “Modern Family,” has a lot of big news to share. Not only is he newly engaged to his partner Justin Mikita, the couple is launching a foundation called “Tie The Knot,” which will advocate for a “more stylish and equal America” through the sale of limited edition bow ties. “We’ve teamed up with The Tie Bar to create a series of bow ties that are inspired by art and fashion, things that we love,” Ferguson explains. “All the proceeds will go to various organizations who are in the trenches fighting for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans every day.” The accessories will be available in November, but even if you’re not in the market for a new bow tie, I’d encourage you to watch this video, which is a touching and funny appeal for marriage equality, featuring two people who are very obviously in love and want nothing more than to make it official. [Tie The Knot]

Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Speaks Out On Gay Marriage, Is My New Crush

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I hate football, mostly because I don’t understand it, and I think it’s at once smarter and dumber than me. But all that’s about to change, because the new love of my life is Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, and I’m intent to prove my love to him. You see, last week Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo spoke out in favor of gay marriage. That raised the ire of Maryland politician Emmet C. Burns, who wrote a strongly-worded letter to the owner of the Baltimore Ravens, insisting that Ayanbadejo be prohibited from speaking his views. That didn’t sit well with Kluwe, so he posted an open letter to Burns, in which he warns that “you may want to hire an intern to help you with the longer words.” After the jump, Kluwe’s full, amazing and hilarious letter.
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Gay Couple Forced To Leave US Will Appear On “House Hunters International”

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The president comes out in support of same-sex unions. Read More »

For all my issues with “House Hunters International” (namely that most of the people featured on it are entitled assholes), I am still an avid fan of the show and watch it every chance I get. The vast majority of episodes feature rich, white, heterosexual retired couples looking for a luxury condo in a beachfront gated community, but apparently this coming Monday, the House Hunters will have a much more interesting–and tragic–backstory. Keep reading »

Antoine Dodson Will Not Boycott Chick-fil-A, Would Travel To Get Married

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The president comes out in support of same-sex unions! Read More »
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Bristol Palin wags her finger at Obama for supporting gay marriage. Read More »
Antoine Dodson loves Chick-fil-A's fries!

“Bed Intruder” video star, turned auto-tuned, viral video star, Antoine Dodson, is back. If I’m still not ringing a bell, the phrase “hide ya kids, hide ya wife” may jog your memory. Anyhow, I’ve been following Antoine closely since he became a star in the summer of 2010. I’ve been rooting for him and his new weave and his relocation out of the projects. But I must say, I’m very disappointed in his choice to continue to dine at Chick-fil-A, even though the chain’s owner, Dan Cathy, recently went public with the company’s anti-gay marriage stance. Understandably, this angered the gay community, proud allies, and the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco (sadly Mayor Bloomberg whimped out). Gay activists have called for a ban of the restaurant, which I am personally subscribing to. Keep reading »

Nike Debuts Rainbow Pride Shoes And We’re Obsessed

Check out these awesome sneakers Nike just rolled out as part of its 2012 BE TRUE campaign in support of the LGBT community. The high-tops feature iridescent rainbow soles and the message “Be true” printed on the inside. Three different versions of the shoes, along with a BE TRUE hat and t-shirt, are being sold in New York, San Francisco, and Portland to acknowledge those cities as “progressive leaders of LGBT life.” Props to Nike for creating a pair of eye-catching kicks that draw attention to a really important cause. Supporting equal rights for all: just do it. [Laughing Squid]

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Starbucks has come out in support of gay marriage. Read More »

Google Supports LGBT Community With “Legalize Love” Campaign

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The president comes out in support of same-sex unions. Read More »
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This marriage equality ad will give you chills. Watch »
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North Carolina voted to add gay marriage ban to state constitution. Read More »
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Google has launched a new campaign, Legalize Love, which hopes to end discrimination against homosexuals. At the Global LGBT Workplace Summit on Saturday in London, Google executive Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe introduced the campaign, sharing Google’s goals to “[develop] alliances with local companies and [support] grassroots organizing efforts in [other] countries.” The purpose of the campaign is not about necessarily legalizing gay marriage, but is more focused on supporting LGBQT workers in countries where homosexuality is criminalized. Keep reading »

JC Penney Features Real-Life Gay Couple In Father’s Day Ad

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North Carolina voted to add gay marriage ban to state constitution. Read More »
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After flaunting their awesome support of same-sex couples with a lesbian-oriented Mother’s Day ad, JC Penney is at it again, this time with an ad featuring a couple of real-life, honest-to-goodness gay dads. The ad features Todd Koch and Cooper Smith and their friggin’ adorable children, Claire and Mason. Right wing freak out in 3, 2, 1 … 

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

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“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]

Another Victory For Marriage Equality: Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional!

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More good news on the marriage equality front! Today, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional. California voters passed the measure in 2008, explicitly defining marriage to be between one man and one woman. In the four-month period before the law took effect, an estimated 18,000 same-sex couples wed in California. Today the court ruled that “Proposition 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California.” This is an important victory, and experts think the case will make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court within the next year. Between Washington state’s recent marriage equality bill and 116 U.S. mayors signing a Freedom To Marry pledge, it feels like the tide is finally turning in the fight for equal rights. It’s about time. Read the full text of the court’s decision here. [Los Angeles Times]

Our New Hero: Teen Madison Galluccio Asks NJ To Let Her Gay Dads Marry

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Gay Marriage Ad
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Gay marriage is a hot-button issue, but its reach goes far beyond simply the same-sex couples who wish to be joined in matrimony. It also affects their kids. Like 15-year-old Madison Galluccio, who gave a heartfelt speech this week to New Jersey lawmakers in an effort to push forth same-sex marriage rights. As Galluccio so eloquently explains, laws preventing her dads John and Michael Galluccio from marrying stigmatize. “I shouldn’t have to be forced to feel like I’m different. This is my family, and I want us to be able to have the same rights as you. So NJ, please give me my freedom.” Thanks in part to Galluccio’s testimony and that of other same-sex marriage-proponents, the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act passed the New Jersey State Assembly 5-2. [Towleroad]

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