Posts tagged "gay marriage"

A Terrifying Glimpse Into A World Where Gay Marriage Is Legal

It's coming, probably sooner than you think ... the day your husband will come home from work to bring you the chilling news: gay marriage has been legalized. How will it affect your heterosexual marriage and your relationship with your kids? This handy video, paid for by The Coalition Of People Whose Lives Are Ruined…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 6, 2013

Laura Bush Wants Out Of Pro-Gay Marriage PSA

Former First Lady Laura Bush wants out of a pro-gay marriage PSA which shows clips of Republicans, including Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, voicing their support for marriage equality. But she's shit out of luck because she made her opinions publicly known in a CNN interview, which the Respect For Marriage Coalition (part of the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2013

Ad Depicting Lesbian Couple Rejected, Then Welcomed, By Weddings Unveiled Magazine

Oh, hurray!  A story with a not-horrible ending! Here goes: photographer Anne Almasy purchased a print advertisement for a magazine called Weddings Unveiled. It was the first-ever print ad that she had ever purchased and she was pretty excited. So it really sucked when, on Valentine's Day, the editor of Weddings Unveiled called…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 19, 2013

The AP Is Weird About When Gay Couples Can Be Called “Husband” Or “Wife”

The Associated Press has clarified their journalistic standards on reporting about same-sex couples and they have some weird rules about when to refer to a partner as a "husband or wife." According to a memo from the AP's standards editor, which was reprinted by Romenesko, they will only…
By: Sarah Gray / February 17, 2013

UK’s House Of Commons Approves Legalizing Gay Marriage

Britain's House Of Commons has passed a bill legalizing gay marriage, which is expected to be signed into law by Prime Minister David Cameron. (UPDATE: Commenter @aonline has noted that the bill needs to be passed by the House Of Lords first.) [NPR, Huffington Post] An Alabama high school football coach…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 5, 2013

Lena Dunham Won’t Marry Until Gays Can Do It, Too

Lena Dunham has officially joined the Waiting To Get Married Until Everyone Can Do It club. Last night at the Golden Globes, The "Girls" star said that her sparkling ring is not an engagement ring from her boyfriend Jack Antonoff from fun. and, in fact, "I don't want to get married until all gay…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2013

Marine Corps Requires Military Spouse Clubs To Include Same-Sex Partners

When Ashley Broadway, a military wife of 15 years, wanted to make new friends and connect with other military spouses, she applied for membership to the Association of Bragg Officers' Spouses. Broadway lives at the Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina with her family; her wife is an Army lieutenant colonel, and the couple have one…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 10, 2013

Do You Live In One Of The Gayest Cities In America?

The Advocate just released its annual list of the "Gayest Cities in America," and if you're thinking, "Duh, New York, San Francisco, and LA," here's a bombshell for you: those gay metropolises didn't even make the cut (well, San Fran does get a shoutout in the honorable mentions). Editors narrowed the list dow…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 10, 2013

Army Staff Sergeant Tracy Dice Refused Widower Benefits Because She Is A Lesbian

Watch this absolutely infuriating interview with Army Staff Sgt. Tracy Dice, who lost her wife Sgt. Donna Johnson on October 1 when she was killed with two other soldiers by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Sgt. Dice is now being shut out of military benefits owed to her, as Johnson's legal widow, because of the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2013

Renounce Your Homosexuality For A Free Chicken Sandwich!

As we all learned last year, Chick-fil-A's secret seasoning blend includes a heaping spoonful of homophobia and a generous slathering of bigotry. In response, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, a comedy group that parodies conservative "family values" organizations, created this fake coupon offering a free chicken sandwich to anyone who renounced their homosexuality. It'…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 8, 2013

Supreme Court Will Rule On Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court will take up California's ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals. The justices said today they will review a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex…
By: Newser / December 8, 2012

Lesbian Couple Of 35 Years Finally Obtains Washington State Marriage License

A lesbian couple who's been together for 35 years got the first-ever marriage license for a same-sex union as soon as it became legal in Washington state at midnight last night. So cute, hooray for marriage equality! [Queerty] Congress is inching closer towards ending the ban on women in the military from using…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2012

Topless Nuns Spray Jesus’s Sperm In Paris Protest

Topless nuns were seen hosing down anti-gay marriage demonstrators with "holy sperm" last Sunday in Paris. Go ahead. Read that sentence again. Of course, these weren’t real nuns! FEMEN, the breast-baring Ukrainian women’s movement, is famous for spreading awareness about a cause through nudity. When FEMEN found out that more than 100,000 Catholic…
By: Daley Quinn / November 22, 2012

Mommie Dearest: A Tale Of Two Gay Penguins

One of the more challenging aspects to being a parent is keeping a handle on all the various things to which your child is exposed. For instance, the many studies pointing to a connection between early exposure to violent media and aggression certainly causes me to think twice about the television shows my…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 14, 2012

Your Anti-Gay Marriage Boyfriend Better Watch His Back

Is your boyfriend still being kind of a wiener when it comes to gay marriage? If he's still making insecure cracks about Adam and Steve, you might do well to show him this sobering video -- where gay men threaten to marry straight girls if straight guys don't start accepting same-sex unions. It's true --…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 12, 2012

Love Conquers Hate: Get The Details On The Latest Marriage Equality Victories!

Before Tuesday, no state had ever legalized same-sex marriage through a popular vote (although numerous states had voted to outlaw it). Today, not one but two states have voter-approved marriage equality laws on the books, and another state shot down a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. We still have a long way to go,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 7, 2012

Appeals Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act

Great gay news today: The U.S. appeals court of New York struck down the contentious Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as strictly that which can take place between a man and a woman. In a 2-to-1 decision, the panel ruled in favor of Edith Windsor, an 83-year-old lesbian who argued that the…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 18, 2012

“Same Love” By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: A Rap/Short Film Supporting Marriage Equality

I can't change / even if I wanted to Such is the chorus for "Same Love," by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, featuring Mary Lambert, a new song released this summer which was released in a short film today. I want to say the rap is pro-gay marriage or even pro-gay rights, but really both the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 2, 2012

Adopt Me Please: Family Portrait That Gets Attacked By Zombies

"We don’t like to say LGBT families are better than hetero families," writes the gay blog Queerty, "but, um, this one kind of is." Truth. Pseudodad blogger Evan Stoskopf, his hubby Ken, and their three kids wanted a family portrait, but didn't want it to have one of those lame-o backgrounds they have…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 27, 2012

A Pink Shirt With Power

As of right now, there are only six states that recognize gay marriage. That's ridiculous, but what's not? The Pink States Project, which allows you to wear your support of gay marriage on your chest -- in a cool (and pink!) fashion. Right now, you can choose from among the six states where…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 27, 2012
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