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Tokyo Disney Hosts Its First Same-Sex Wedding

“My partner Hiroko and I just held a gay wedding at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Even Mickey and Minnie are here to celebrate with us!”

Koyuki Higashi shared the above photo and the happy news of her wedding ceremony at the Tokyo Disney Resort in a tweet that has amassed nearly 7,000 retweets and sparked an article in The New York Times. While Mickey and Minnie blessed the couple, unfortunately the government doesn’t agree: gay marriage is not currently legal in Japan. Still, a huge congrats to Koyuki and Hiroko, and let’s hope it’s not too long before marriage equality is a reality around the world. [Twitter via NYT]

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Laura Bush Wants Out Of Pro-Gay Marriage PSA

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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 Human Rights Campaign and Freedom To Marry) used in their ad. “When couples are committed, they ought to have the same sort of rights that everyone has,” Bush said on CNN in 2010. Now the Bushes have asked the group not to use Laura’s words in the clip, to no avail. Regardless, shame on her for not standing true to her convictions. [Advocate] [Photo: Getty]

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

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Anne Almasy brides Weddings Unveiled

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 to say they didn’t “feel comfortable” publishing an ad depicting a same-sex couple (partially displayed above). The editor asked if Almasy had another photograph she would prefer to use; she didn’t. The editor then said it was good that they hadn’t run her credit card yet to charge her for the ad. Keep reading »

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

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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 do it if the word “husband” or “wife” is from a quote. But if a gay couple is legally married, the AP still refers to them as “partners” or “couples” instead of “husbands” or “wives”. Keep reading »

UK’s House Of Commons Approves Legalizing Gay Marriage

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  • 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 is in disciplinary trouble with the school board after he was recorded speaking in front of students and using the word “queers” and referred to the First Lady as “fat butt Michelle Obama.” [Times Daily]
  • Muslim blogger Shireen Ahmed has a low opinion of World Hijab Day, when women who don’t wear the hijab try wearing the veil for a day. [Muslimah Media Watch]
  • “Free Angela And All Political Prisoners,” a documentary film about the activist Angela Davis, which was produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, will be screened at AMC theaters around the country on April 5. [Madame Noire] Keep reading »

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

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  • 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 people can get married.” I’m warming up to her, that girl. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Natalie Woods’ body had bruises and scratches which she likely sustained before she drowned in 1981, according to a new coroner’s report. Speculation has surfaced in recent  years that her untimely death may not have been accidental. [Newser]
  • HOW CUTE is that black and white dress in the Prabal Gurang for Target collection? [Betty Confidential]
  • Sex advice from Alex Karpovsky, who plays Ray on “Girls.” [Nerve]

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