Posts tagged "gay marriage"

Watch This: When Did You Choose To Be Straight?

This video has been around for a few years, but it's making the rounds again and I think it's always worth watching--and thinking about. The premise? An interviewer asks a number of straight people for their thoughts on the whole "Do gay people choose to be gay?" debate, and then follows up with a versio…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 9, 2013

Rhode Island Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage!

Rhode Island became the 10th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage last week! The state House and Senate both approved marriage equality and the governor signed it into law on Thursday. Congratulations, Rhode Island! [Feminist.org, Salon] Today In Irony: the Air Force's chief of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response has been arrested for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2013

France Becomes 14th Country To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Merveilleux! Great news out of the land of cheese and wine today -- France has become the 14th country to legalize gay marriage! The decision -- 331-225 was the final tally in the National Assembly -- comes after months of heated debate and public protests. France's justice minister, Christiane Taubira, said the first weddings could be as soon as June.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 23, 2013

Hey, Conservatives: Even Nancy Reagan Supports Marriage Equality

Former First Lady Nancy Reagen supports marriage equality, according to a new Sirius interview with her daughter Patti Davis. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Religious Right! In the interview, Davis explained her mother does support the legalization of gay marriage but emphasized that Reagan "is not comfortable going out in the public…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2013

New Zealand Parliament Passes Marriage Equality Law, Breaks Into Song

Today New Zealand became the 14th country (counting France, which will make it official with a final vote next week) to legalize same-sex marriage, and they rang in equality in grand style. Once the vote was announced, the gallery cheered, and then a voice from the balcony started singing the traditional love song, "Pokarekare Ana,"…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 17, 2013

Judge Won’t Grant ‘Pregnant Man’ Thomas Beatie A Divorce

Welcome to the world's most confusing divorce case. A judge in Arizona today declined to grant a divorce to Thomas Beatie, who attained minor celebrity status as the "pregnant man" a few years back and gave birth to three children. Beatie, who was born a woman but identifies as a man, married wife Nancy in Hawaii…

By: Newser / March 30, 2013

17 “Game Of Thrones” GIFs Reacting To Anti-Gay Marriage Facebook Status Updates

This has been a big week. The Supreme Court has been hearing arguments in two key gay marriage cases -- the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 -- and their eventual judgments will essentially reveal how the highest court in the land views the constitutionality of a ban on gay marriage. Supporters of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 29, 2013

Yeah, What Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Said

"Outside of the marriage context, can you think of any other rational basis, reason, for a state using sexual orientation as a factor in denying homosexuals benefits or imposing burdens on them? Is there any other rational decision-making that the government could make? Denying them a job, not granting them benefits of some sort, any…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2013

TIME Declares That Gay Marriage Has Already Won

In the court of public opinion, as evidenced by the sheer number of people of who changed their Facebook profile photo to the equals sign this week, sure. But I'm holding off on doing my victory dance until marriage equality is on the books nationwide. Still, I love these two covers. Beautiful.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 28, 2013

Behold, The Real Gay Agenda

As you can see from this sign spotted outside the Supreme Court yesterday, the actual gay agenda is much less scary than conservative fearmongers make it out to be. In fact, it looks exactly like most busy moms' agendas, save for 15 minutes every evening dedicated to breaking up a traditional marriage. Hey, someone's gotta…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 27, 2013

25 Marriage Equality Signs Making The Rounds On Facebook

By now, you've probably noticed more than a few of your friends have changed their Facebook profile photos to the image of an equals sign on a red background, showing their support for marriage equality. This week, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in two key cases, the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Pro…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2013

Hitched: The Future Bride Onesie Is Coming For Your Children

Yesterday in Austin, Texas, a city I’m very proud to call home, 250 people gathered on the south steps of the state capitol for a nice round of bigoted back-patting, peppered with lines like this, from state senator Donna Campbell: "They want to redefine marriage between a natural man and natural woman the same way…

By: Andrea Grimes / March 27, 2013

Even Grumpy Cat Supports Gay Marriage, And She Hates Everything

Tardar Sauce is a wee bit misanthropic, but even Grumpy Cat herself won't deny her support of gay marriage. We found this amazing portrait of the Grumpster made (we think!) by Lana Rakhman, and couldn't resist sharing Grumpy's pro-gay marriage protest. [Facebook]…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 27, 2013

Beyonce Thinks “If You Like It You Should Be Able To Put A Ring On It”

Beyonce's "Single Ladies" lyrics plus a marriage equality plea? We are all in.

By: Julie Gerstein / March 27, 2013

Watch This: The Golden Girls Explain Same-Sex Marriage

As the fight for marriage equality reaches the Supreme Court this week, this video is a reminder that "The Golden Girls" were able to sum up the case for gay marriage in less than a minute. Where is Sophia Petrillo when we need her? [YouTube]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 26, 2013

5 Things To Know About Edith “Edie” Windsor, The 83-Year-Old Lesbian Challenging The Defense Of Marriage Act

Today, the Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of California's Prop 8, and tomorrow they will consider the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA). It's a huge moment for gay rights and marriage equality, as the verdicts in both of these cases have the potential to change the course of history. At the center of the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 26, 2013

Gay Marriage Supporters Wait Out The DOMA & Prop 8 Decisions On The Supreme Court Steps

The Supreme Court will hear two landmark gay rights cases today: they're hearing arguments on Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Court critics say the cases could go a number of ways, and despite the fact that both cases will get relatively little time in front of the judges (just 60…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 26, 2013

Starbucks CEO Shuts Down Marriage Equality Complainer

At a recent shareholders meeting, a shareholder complained to Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz that sales dipped after the company publicly announced support for marriage equality. "You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company," Shultz told the shareholder. "Thank you very much." Baller. [Queerty] Girls playing video games? Who'd've thunk! [Kotaku]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2013

Hillary Clinton Comes Out In Support Of Marriage Equality

As if you needed another reason to love former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton! Clinton just released a PSA for the Human Rights Campaign in which she comes out in full support of marriage equality for lesbians and gays: "LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones. And they…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 18, 2013

Republican Senator Reverses Stance On Gay Marriage After Son Comes Out

"Two years ago, my son Will, then a college freshman, told my wife, Jane, and me that he is gay. He said he’d known for some time, and that his sexual orientation wasn’t something he chose; it was simply a part of who he is. Jane and I were proud of him for his honesty…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 16, 2013
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