Posts tagged "same sex marriage"

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 do it if the word “husband”

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 is i…

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 people…

Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2013

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…

Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 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 &#8212…

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,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 7, 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…

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 at Sears.

Jessica Wakeman / September 27, 2012

Lady Gaga: The Pope’s View On Homosexuality “Does Not Matter To The World”

“I think that gay marriage is going to happen. It must.  We are not actually equal — humanity — if we are not allowed to freely love one another. What the Pope thinks of being gay does not matter to the world. It matters to the people who like the Pope and follow the Pope. It…

Jessica Wakeman / September 25, 2012

Clint Eastwood Defends His Support For Gay Marriage On “Ellen”

Throwing his feet up on the coffee table isn’t the only thing Clint Eastwood is totally relaxed about. During his interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Eastwood shared his views on gay marriage and his libertarian beliefs: “Socially, [they believe to] leave everyone alone, but [they] believe in fiscal responsibility and government staying out of your life.” DeGenere…

Daley Quinn / September 18, 2012

Gay Marriage Scaremongering Is The Most Hilarious Campaign Ad Of The 2012 Election

I thought the very intense lady who claims she “survived” an abortion, despite the fact that logic makes no sense, was the most guffaw-inducing campaign ad of the 2012 election. Wrong! It’s this anti-gay marriage scaremongering ad about how President Obama is “forcing” gay marriage on Americans, which is seemingly targeted at your racist grandma…

Jessica Wakeman / September 5, 2012

Gay Couple Forced To Leave US Will Appear On “House Hunters International”

For all my issues with “House Hunters International” (namely that most of the people featured on it are entitled assholes), I am still an avid fan of the show and watch it every chance I get. The vast majority of episodes feature rich, white, heterosexual retired couples looking for a luxury condo in a beachfront…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 9, 2012

Hitched: On Love, Politics & Bigotry

The Democratic Party is set to officially incorporate a pro-gay marriage stance into its 2012 convention platform after a 15-member draft committee approved the new pro-marriage equality language over the weekend.

Much like the reaction to President Barack Obama’s recent (supposedly) conversion to pro-gay marriageness, reasonable people are saying: Hooray!

And…

Andrea Grimes / August 1, 2012

Minnesota Church Ladies Fight For Marriage Equality

The suburbs of Minneapolis are a land of quiet cul-de-sacs, hot dish potlucks, and mostly conservative politics, but in light of a new amendment that seeks to add a gay marriage ban to the Minnesota constitution, these neighborhoods have become something a bit more unexpected: a sea of rainbow flags. And who’s leading the charge?

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 13, 2012

President Obama Talks Gay Marriage, “50 Shades Of Grey” On “The View”

President Obama appeared on “The View” today, and damn, the talk was serious as if he appeared on “Meet The Press.” But there were very serious matters to discuss: last week’s announcement that the president believes lesbians and gays should be allowed to marry, the economy, and of course whether or not Mitt Romney i…

Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2012

Unwed Mother Bristol Palin Wags Her Finger At Obama Over Gay Marriage

[It] would’ve been helpful for [President Obama] to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.  Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better…

Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2012

President Obama Believes Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

[O]ver the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there…

Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2012

North Carolina Votes To Add Gay Marriage Ban To State Constitution

Last night North Carolina became the 3oth state in the country to approve a constitutional amendment defining “marriage” as a union between a man and a woman. NC law has already had a law banning gay marriage for the past 16 years, but Amendment One will include the specific definition of marriage to the state…

Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Half Of Americans Support Marriage Equality

Half of all Americans believe gay couples have the right to marry, according to a new poll from Gallup. While the amount of support is slightly down from last year, it is still the second year that a majority of Americans have supported marriage equality. [Reuters]
Teen birth rates may be down, but…

Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2012

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