Posts tagged "same sex 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.
By: 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,…
By: 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,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 9, 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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2012

Our New Hero: Teen Madison Galluccio Asks NJ To Let Her Gay Dads Marry

Gay marriage is a hot-button issue, but its reach goes far beyond simply the same-sex couples who wish to be joined in matrimony. It also affects their kids. Like 15-year-old Madison Galluccio, who gave a heartfelt speech this week to New Jersey lawmakers in an effort to push forth same-sex marriage rights. As Galluccio so…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 3, 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]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 12, 2012

Zach Wahls For President, Please

Zach Wahls, the son of two lesbians, addressed the Iowa legislature in defense of same-sex marriage this past year. This is the footage of his impassioned speech. Okay, I want to marry Zach now. Or vote for him. What year will he be eligible to run for president? But seriously, his words were so eloquent…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 1, 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 make whatever…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 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.
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2011

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…
By: 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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2011

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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 25, 2011

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2011

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2011

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

"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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 11, 2011

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…
By: Joanne Hinkel / November 11, 2010

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,"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 8, 2010

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2010

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Gays Can Marry In California!

Good news! Earlier today, Judge Vaughn Walker lifted the stay imposed on the decision to repeal Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage in California. In other words, gay couples will not be prevented from marrying while gay marriage opponents appeal his decision. Congratulations, Cali gays and lesbians! [NOH8campaign.com] Yesterday, two members of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2010