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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 couples about what they are getting into. [The Daily Show] Keep reading »

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 Hillary Clinton cannot wait to get off the “merry-go-round” and return to “private life” in the next 18 months. [NYmag.com Daily Intel]
  • Do the Emmy Awards only reward Latina stereotypes? [Latina]
  • Anna Holmes, founder of Jezebel.com, on the late Betty Ford and the restrictions America puts on its First Ladies. [Washington Post]

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Breaking News: Gay Marriage Passes In New York

New York State has officially passed a same sex marriage bill, 33 to 29, becoming the sixth and largest state to make gay marriage legal in the United States. This vote is particularly historic as Republicans have a majority in the NY state legislature, making it the first GOP-led body to pass a same sex marriage amendment. I would write more, but I need to start picking out what I am going to wear to all the kick ass gay weddings I’m going to attend in the next year. Congratulations to the LGBTQ community in NY — it’s about f**king time. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Bigots Admit They’ve “Lost” The Gay Marriage Battle In Our Generation

“We’re losing on [same-sex marriage], especially among the 20- and 30-somethings: 65 to 70 percent of them favor same-sex marriage. I don’t know if that’s going to change with a little more age — demographers would say probably not. We’ve probably lost that. I don’t want to be extremist here, but I think we need to start calculating where we are in the culture.”

— Jim Daly, president of the right-wing group Focus on the Family, admits the younger generation is not as bigoted towards same-sex marriage as their elders. (I mean, hell, even Laura Bush supports it!) That’s great news, sort of. But our gay and lesbian friends and family can still only marry in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, and the District of Columbia. Until LGBT citizens can marry anywhere and everywhere they want, there’s no excuse to rest on our laurels! [Mother Jones] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Newspaper Almost Apologized For Lesbian Moms Article

  • The editor/publisher of the Annapolis Capitol newspaper sought to apologize to readers in an editorial for featuring a lesbian couple in an article about Mother’s Day. “Unfortunately for us, we lost sight of what the readers want to read: feel good stories about people who reflect their values,” wrote Tom Marquardt, in an editorial picked up by journalism blogs. “Newspapers need to mirror its readers — all of them perhaps, but inclusion not at the exception of the majority.” Reporters and other staff objected to the sentiment contained therein — give the people what they want, even if what they want is bigotry! — and it didn’t run. Still: lame, dude. [Gawker]
  • Maybe the Baltimore Capitol should do an article on this: support for gay marriage is at an all-time high, with a Gallup poll released today showing 53 percent of those polled said partners in a same-sex marriage should have the same rights as those in a traditional marriage. Other recent polls by major news outlets have also found support for gay marriage hovering between 51 and 53 percent. [The Atlantic Wire]
  • An image by photographer Cindy Sherman has sold for $3.98 million at auction, the highest ever for a photograph. “Untitled #96″ was created in 1981 and sold to New York dealer Philippe Segalot. [Pop Photo]

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John Waters On “Glee,” Gay Marriage And The “Ghetto”

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“The coming out story is sort of corny to me. Now there’s all these rules like you can’t have gay villains in movies. I’m against all that. I’m for the rights of lesbians to be bad parents. I’m for not lowering any kind of standards because we’re gay. The gay Olympics is offensive to me. What are we, handicapped? I believe gay doesn’t make you better or worse. I know some gay a**holes and some of the smartest and nicest people I know are gay. … ["Glee" helped in that] people are certainly more used to it. It’s okay to be gay if you’re rich and in an upper class school. If you’re in the ghetto and gay it’s worse than it ever was. The main people who are fighting gay marriage are Hispanic and black churches, so if you really want to have a gay march go picket black churches. Now that’s a photo op from hell.”

—Geez, tell us what you really think, John Waters! I may not agree with all of John Waters’ opinions — blaming Hispanics and blacks for opposing same sex marriage is totally unfair. I know plenty of bigoted white people, too, John! But I also feel like when you’re a gay icon who made the most famous dog poop-eating cult film in history (“Pink Flamingoes,” rent it), it’s expected that you’ll be a little loopy. Such as, uh, being friends with a Manson girl. [PopEater] Keep reading »

A Straight British Couple Seeks A Gay Union

The fight to legalize same-sex marriage in the U.K. is starting to get interesting. On Tuesday, a heterosexual couple, 26-year-old North Londoners Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle, applied for a civil partnership at their local town hall and were swiftly rejected by officials because such unions are for “same-sex couples only.” With the support of gay activists and the gay rights group Outrage, the couple plans to start a high-court challenge to prove that it is discriminatory, or “heterophobic,” to not allow a straight couple to have a civil partnership and therefore equally discriminatory to forbid gay couples to marry. Some activists think this case just might do the trick to legalize gay marriage in the U.K. because discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal under Britain’s human rights law. Keep reading »

Teen Asked To Remove “Marriage Is So Gay” Tee At School

Here’s a particularly silly local news report. It’s about Kate Cohn of Falcon High School in Colorado who was asked to remove her “Marriage Is So Gay” T-shirt by school authorities. “I have a lot of family members and friends who are gay and they don’t have the same rights as us,” Kate told KKTV news. The high school senior admits the “Marriage Is So Gay” T-shirt caused a big “to-do,” but said the school has let other students in provocative T-shirts, such as ones about abortion, go on their merry way. District spokesperson Stephanie Meredith told KKTV news, “[If it's] obscene or lewd or anything that might be disruptive to the educational environment, those are the things where a judgment call would come into play.” A compassionate youngster who wants to make a statement in defense of others’ rights? How … how … how disruptive! [Queerty via KKTV] Keep reading »

Alec Baldwin Would Go Gay For Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jesse Tyler Ferguson doesn’t just play a gay man on TV; he’s gay in real life. But one half of “Modern Family“‘s adorbs gay couple is kept from marrying his true love, Alec Baldwin. Yes, Alec Baldwin. “We can’t get married in New York,” Jesse said, “because a bunch of stupid senators last year voted against my rights and the rights of hundreds of thousands of others who just want to marry the person that I love.” How can you make Jesse Tyler Ferguson the happiest bride groom ever? Donate to Fight Back New York, a political action committee (PAC) that will help oust the state senators cruelly keeping these lovebirds apart.

After the jump, Alec Baldwin responds to his paramour… Keep reading »

Elton John Defends His Performance At Rush Limbaugh’s Wedding

“I said, ‘I suppose you’re wondering what the f**k I’m doing here,’ and they collapsed in laughter. It took the heat off. I said, ‘I’m probably the most famous gay man in the world. I’m coming in peace. Please, let’s not say people are horrible because they’re different. That’s not acceptable in this day and age.’ It was a good audience. … [Limbaugh and I] talked a lot before I did it, and I was surprised how much I liked (him). If I had done it just for the money, I could have seen 40 years of my reputation go down the tube. As a gay man, I felt it my duty to find out what this guy thought. I did that before I played there. I felt there was a real reason for me going. There’s much more of a person in there than the public knows. I believe dialogue is a way forward. Come on, what era are we living in?”

Elton John defends his performance at conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh‘s wedding this summer. Keep reading »

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