Posts tagged "gay marriage"

Today’s Lady News: Gay Marriage In Washington Signed Into Law

Washington state’s Governor Chris Gregoire signed a law that legalizes same-sex marriage, which will take effect on June 7. Unfortunately, opponents are already gathering signatures hoping to get the law voted on at the ballot box by citizens instead. [KIROtv.com]
Meanwhile, New Jersey’s state Senate approved a bill today legalizing gay marriage. The…

Jessica Wakeman / February 13, 2012

Why One Republican Legislator Voted For Marriage Equality: “I Want To Throw A Wedding For My Kid”

State Representative Maureen Walsh was one of only two Washington state republicans to break rank and vote in favor of the marriage equality bill, which passed. When the governor signs the legislation into law, as she has stated her intention to do, it will legalize gay marriage in Washington. In this video, choking back tears, Mauree…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 10, 2012

Washington State Passes Gay Marriage Bill

Washington state’s House of Representatives voted yesterday to legalize same-sex marriage, which will make Washington the seventh state in the country to allow lesbians and gays to marry their partners.  Gay marriage is already legal in New York, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Iowa, and New Hampshire. Both Starbucks and Microsoft, which are based out of Washington,…

Jessica Wakeman / February 9, 2012

Another Victory For Marriage Equality: Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional!

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 7, 2012

Good “Christian Girl” Miley Cyrus Schools Her Fans About Gay Marriage

When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, “All LOVE is equal,” a lot of people mocked me — they said, “What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!” And I said, “Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity i…

Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2012

Starbucks Speaks Out In Support Of Gay Marriage

It’s been a great week for gay rights in the Pacific Northwest, with the recent news that the Washington state legislature has enough votes to legalize gay marriage, and governor Chris Gregoire indicating she would sign the bill into law. And there’s more good news: major companies like Microsoft (which had previously held a “neutral”…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 25, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Lesbians Don’t Screw Up Their Children As Much As Bigots Might Hope

Adolescent children of lesbian parents are just as well-adjusted and happy with their quality of life as their peers whose parents are of the opposite sex, according to a study of 17-year-olds by the University of Amsterdam. [Think Progress
Women cancer survivors are now lobbying for a bald Barbie doll. [Boston.com]
Why…

Jessica Wakeman / January 12, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Politician Trying To Ban Gay Marriage Caught Committing Adultery

Anti-gay Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch has stepped down amongst allegations of an affair with a Senate staffer. Hmm, this throws a wrench in plans she and other GOPers in the state had to ban gay marriage, doesn’t it? An “apology” issued by the state’s gay community for breaking up Amy Koch’s traditional…

Jessica Wakeman / December 22, 2011

Marriage Equality Ad Will Give You Chills, Bring Tears To Your Eyes

Warning: this ad from Get Up, Australian’s marriage equality organization, will give you chills and make you tear up. Whether those tears spill over and to what extent is dependent on how hormonal you are today. It was a two tissue viewing for me. Love is love! Marriage equality for all!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 26, 2011

Conan Officiates First Same-Sex Marriage On Late-Night TV

Last night, Conan O’Brien, who has been in New York City all week taping his show, officiated the first same-sex marriage on late night television. In front of a studio audience at the Beacon Theater, he wed the show’s costume designer Scott Cronick and his partner David Gorshein; Bravo’s Andy Cohen walked Cronick down the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2011

It’s Time To Cry: Watch Two Elderly Lesbians Arrested Over Love

Is there anything cuter than an old married couple who are still in love? Reverend Kathryn Cartledge and Elizabeth Eve have 30 years together, but cannot be legally married in their home state because of bigotry against gays. This ‘We Do’ campaign video of the North Carolinian lesbians applying for a marriage license and the…

Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Dick Cheney Supports Gay Marriage On “The View”

Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne Cheney appeared on “The View” this morning and voiced their support for gay marriage. The Cheneys have a daughter who is a lesbian and partnered with two kids. He said, “I think freedom means freedom for everybody and you ought to have the right to…

Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 2011

Amber Heard Is In A Relationship With A Woman, But Isn’t A Lesbian

“To say I came out implies that I was once in. Let me be straight about that—no pun intended—I never came out from anywhere. I’ve always lived my life the way I’ve wanted and have been honest with myself and everyone around me. It didn’t really affect anything in my career. I don’t think the…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 29, 2011

NJ Bridal Salon Refuses To Sell Lesbian Bride A Gown

Every bride dreams about picking out her perfect wedding gown and then being told she is a sinner who will burn in the fire-y pits of hell. Oh, wait, she doesn’t? Then you fail, Here Comes the Bride of Somers Point, New Jersey. You fail big.

Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2011

Morning Quickies: Micheal Kors Marries His Boo

Designer Micheal Kors married his longtime boyfriend Lance LePere barefoot on the beach in the Hamptons on Tuesday. Same-sex marriage became legal in New York last month. The happy couple met back in 1990 when Lance interned for Michael’s company. Do we think Heidi, Tim and Nina were invited? [Just Jared]
Gwyneth Paltrow may have…

Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2011

Miley Cyrus Rocks A Gay Marriage Tattoo

Sure, Miley Cyrus’ new tattoo might be two very short lines, but the equal sign on her ring finger has big meaning. “ALL LOVE is equal,” she Tweeted, explaining that the tattoo is in support of gay marriage. When one of her followers expressed disapproval, she wrote, “Where does it say in the bible to…

Samantha Bee & Jason Jones Of “The Daily Show” Warn NY’s Newlywed Gay Couples About Marriage

 

Yup, even alongside smart-assery from Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, watching gay couples wed makes me tear up! The adorable “Daily Show” corresondents — a husband and wife duo of 10 years — were there on Sunday when same-sex marriage became legal in New York State; somebody had to warn these couple…

Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2011

Today’s Lady News: The Broadway Show “Hair” Will Marry Gay Couples Onstage

The Broadway show “Hair” will marry a bunch of gay couples live onstage in front of the audience after the July 25 show! New York State’s new law legalizing same-sex marriage goes into effect the day before. Gay people getting married surrounded by naked hippies? Conservative heads = exploding. [Washington Post]
Secretary of State…

Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2011

Girl On Girl: Things To Know About Having A Gay Wedding

Congratulations New York! You’re now the newest state to celebrate marriage equality. And since studies show lesbians are the bulk of the married gay population, there’s a lot of things you’ll want to know before your big day. I got married in May, so I’m going to share a few of my own personal stories.

Trish Bendix / July 11, 2011

Charlize Theron Isn’t Interested In Marriage, Is In Favor Of Marriage Equality

“I don’t … I treat my relationships like marriages, I really do … I really want for myself a long-term relationship, and I have been in long-term relationships. That’s the kind of union that I want. The actual ceremony is not something that is important to me, but I see the importance for other people.”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 1, 2011
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