Posts tagged "gay marriage"

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

“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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 28, 2014

GOP Senator Susan Collins Supports Gay Marriage

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine has come out publicly in support of same-sex marriage, making her the fourth GOP senator to do so. Hooray! [Bangor Daily News]
Five thousand organizers in Raleigh, North Carolina, have cancelled their “Sexy School Girl 5K,” a co-ed run in which participants were asked to wear skirt…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 27, 2014

PurrVerse: I’m A Queer Against Marriage

So it turns out 55 percent of Americans now support gay marriage. I suppose my little queer heart ought to be delighted that we’re slowly stumbling into being treated “just like everyone else.” Instead, if I’m honest, I feel disappointed in the gay rights movement.

By: Kitty Stryker / May 29, 2014

Judge Struck Down Pennsylvania Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

A federal judge struck down Pennsylvania’s law banning same-sex marriage today, calling it unconstitutional. PA’s Democratic attorney general said she wouldn’t defend the 1996 law, as she found it unconstitutional as well. Congratulations, PA couples who can now get married!  [NBC News]
A man who drugged and raped his wife for three year…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2014

Occupy Wall Street Protestor Cecily McMillan Sentenced To 90 Days In Prison

Occupy Wall Street protestor Cecily McMillan has been sentenced to three months in prison for elbowing a police officer in the face after he allegedly grabbed one of her breasts during an arrest. Nine jurors had written to the judge and asked him to show McMillan leniency. [Guardian UK]
An 11-year-old girl i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2014

Oregon’s Gay Marriage Ban Is Triumphantly And Poetically Struck Down

“Where will this all lead? I know that many suggest we are going down a slippery slope that will have no moral boundaries. To those who truly harbor such fears, I can only say this: Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other …

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 19, 2014

Judge Rules Idaho Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional because it violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution. The order will take effect at 9 a.m. on Friday, although the state may appeal the decision before then. [CNNThink Progress]
A “rapists on campus” list is being…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Legalized In Arkansas; Lesbian Couple Are The First To Get Hitched

Never thought you’d see the day when gay marriage was legal in Arkansas, did you?

That’s exactly what happened on Friday, when a circuit court judge in Little Rock stuck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, calling it unconstitutional. The ruling referenced a 2004 amendment to the state constitution defining marriage a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 12, 2014

Dolly Parton Stands Up For Gay Marriage

“I think everyone should be with who they love. I don’t want to be controversial or stir up a bunch of trouble but people are going to love who they are going to love. I think gay couples should be allowed to marry. They should suffer just like us heterosexuals. Ha ha ha!”
Oh Dolly

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 2, 2014

80-Year-Old Man Gets Marriage Equality Symbol Tattooed In Support Of Gay Grandson

Something I hate? When people use someone’s age as an excuse for their intolerance. “He/she’s old, what did you expect?” is something I’ve heard more than a few times in regards to some old person’s hateful rant, as if their racism or homophobia is the same as their fondness for polyester and Dean Martin records.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2014

Honey Maid Shuts Down Homophobes With Amazing “Love” Ad

Last month, Honey Maid, the maker of graham crackers and Teddy Grahams, debuted a new ad campaign called “This Is Wholesome.” The commercial featured loving images of gay and interracial families. The sweet 30 seconds of TV time predictably outraged homophobic groups like One Million Moms (which, it should be noted, only has 64,000 followers o…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 4, 2014

Support For Gay Marriage Is Higher Than Ever

After the recent news that Arizona could possibly be making a law that would make it legal to refuse service to gays, you might think that our country hasn’t made much progress on the gay rights front. But thankfully, a new poll is happy to report the opposite. Read more on Your Tango…

By: YourTango.com / March 8, 2014

Don’t Hold Your Breath For A Gay Or Lesbian On “The Bachelor,” Says Chris Harrison

After 27 seasons of almost painful heterosexuality, we were not optimistic that either “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette” would introduce a gay or lesbian contestant. I mean, it took them this long to finally have a Latino “Bachelor.” And in an interview this weekend with The New York Times Magazine, longtime host Chris Harrison pretty much…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down In Texas

In 2005, Texas voters approved an amendment to the Texas constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Today, a  federal judge has struck down a ban on same-sex marriage, deeming it unconstitutional. Judge Orlando Garcia ruled that denying gay couples the right to marry is a violation of equal protection and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 26, 2014

Gay Foreigners Banned From Adopting Russian Children

Russia has banned adoptions by same-sex couples from countries where same-sex marriage is legal. (The United States has already been banned from Russian adoptions for a year now.) Single folks from countries where same-sex marriage is legal are also banned from adopting Russian children now, too, because obviously if you’re single and want a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2014

Virginia’s Same Sex Marriage Ban Overturned!

Happy Valentine’s Day, sinners and sodomites! Yesterday, a federal judge in Virginia ruled that the state’s 2006 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The ban is in violation of the equal protection and due process clauses in the United States Constitution’s 14th amendment. Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen’s wrote in the ruling, “Our Constitutio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2014

Four Same Sex Couples Challenge Wisconsin’s Ban On Gay Marriage

Four same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit today through the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage. [LGBTQ Nation, Bloomberg]
“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski spoke out publicly this morning in support of Dylan Farrow, who wrote a piece in the New York Times this weekend about the sexual abuse…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2014

Meet Sean Bishop And Taylor Knuth, One Of The Couples That Got Married At The Grammys Last Night

I was traveling last night, so I missed most of the Grammys. I tuned in for about four minutes, in which I caught 34 couples getting married by Queen Latifah. It was like one of those strange, “Wizard of Oz”-type dreams that would be hard to explain: “It was the Grammys and Madonna was there…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 27, 2014

Republican Candidate Says Gay Marriage Makes God Punish Us With AIDS

Gay marriage and abortion are causing autism and AIDS, didn’t you know? That’s according to a Republican candidate in Chicago, everyone! Please keep talking to media outlets, wackadoo conservatives. Just keep on talking. [Jezebel]
On President Obama’s radical speech about sexual violence in America. [MSNBC]
How to listen when a loved one…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2014

Utah To Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The attorney general of Utah will appeal a recent ruling that legalized same-sex marriage and bring it to the Supreme Court. [CNN]
Check out the first (really bad) TV interview with the newly-released members of Pussy Riot, after they received amnesty on their prison sentences last week. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina also announced they’re forming…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2013
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