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Supreme Court To Hear Four Gay Marriage Cases, May End Up Making It A Constitutional Right

  • Today, the Supreme Court announced it would consider four new gay marriage cases and decide whether individual states have the right to ban gay marriage. Given that they refused to hear seven appeals from states where gay marriage bans had been invalidated back in October, experts expect that the Court will rule in favor of gay marriage, thereby making it a constitutional right. Fingers crossed! [NY Times]
  • Miami police were caught using the mugshots of Black people for target practice. [Death and Taxes] Keep reading »

Pastor Attacks Ellen, The Nicest Lesbian Comedian On TV, And She Responds With Predictable Hilarity

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Any “Ellen” segment that ends with the line, “Audience, look into my vortex and dance with me!” has to be good, right? Right.

Pastor Larry Tomczak wrote an op-ed for the Christian Post about the gay “assault” on American programming that’s brainwashing kids into thinking being gay is acceptable and blah, blah, blah, snooze, drool. Here’s what he wrote about Ellen DeGeneres:

“Ellen DeGeneres” celebrates her lesbianism and “marriage” in between appearances of guests like Taylor Swift to attract young girls.

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India’s First Transgender Mayor: “My Focus Will Always Be My Community”

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  • Read this interview with India’s first transgender mayor, Madhu Bai Kinnar. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The NFL’s first openly gay player, Michael Sam, is engaged! All together now: Awwwwwww. [Refinery29]
  • The University of Oregon is being sued for recruiting a basketball player previously accused of sexual assault. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Boo-Yah: The Supreme Court Turns Down Five State Appeals Seeking To Ban Gay Marriage

Seemingly out of nowhere, a important victory for marriage equality arrived today as the Supreme Court rejected bids from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin to ban gay marriage, refusing to address cases in which their federal appeals courts decided that the Constitution affords same-sex couples the same marriage rights as straight couples. Basically, those five states took the issue of gay marriage tot he highest court in the land, after their own lower courts ruled that banning gay marriage was unconstitutional, and the Supreme Court was all “NOPE SORRY, NOT LISTENING.” While offering no explanation, this decision makes gay marriage effectively legal in 30 out of 50 states. It also, of course, allows SCOTUS to maintain that the issue of gay marriage is a states rights issue, and while I would seriously prefer they just stand up and make gay marriage as legal as straight marriage, across the board, I suppose when all they’ll allow is baby steps towards progress, baby steps is what we’ll have to take. [Think Progress]

Marriage Equality Emerges Victorious In Wisconsin & Indiana

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  • A three-judge appeals court in Chicago, Illinois unanimously ruled yesterday that the same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. [AP]
  • Following the Supreme Court’s ruling that said buffer zones outside abortion clinics violated the free speech rights of anti-abortion protesters, San Francisco is considering new ways to protect staff and patients at its facilities. The Planned Parenthood clinic in the Mission in particular has a man who stands outside and takes photographs of patients going inside.  [SFist]
  • Princeton University is considering hiring a team of trained investigators to handle sexual assault allegations on campus. Why do colleges insist on doing this in-house, though? [TIME] Keep reading »

The First Same-Sex “So You Think You Can Dance” Routine Was Worth The Wait

The First Same-Sex "So You Think You Can Dance" Routine Was Worth The Wait
Travis Wall's Choreography Is Flawless As Usual

“So You Think You Can Dance” has long been one of the few truly inspiring, talent-filled, positive reality TV shows, but it’s not perfect. Up until last night’s episode, the show had never shown a dance routine focused on same-sex relationships, featuring same-sex dance partners. But man, while it took the show 11 years, it was worth the wait. Travis Wall (the runner-up in season two), himself a gay man, choreographed a moving routine about the fight for marriage equality, featuring two men and two women who first dance in pairs and then as a foursome. What an important moment for an already wonderful show. [Buzzfeed]

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