Posts tagged "same sex marriage"

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

Today’s Lady News: “Today” Will Not Be Throwing A Gay Wedding

Lesbian and gay couples are urging NBC to open "The Today Show"'s wedding contest to them, too. The network has said it won't do so because New York state, where the show is filmed, doesn't recognize same-sex marriage. Gay rights advocates say that excuse doesn't hold water because NY actually recognizes marriage licenses from other…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 7, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Iceland’s Lesbian Prime Minister Marries Her Girlfriend

Iceland's prime minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, married her girlfriend, Jonina Leosdottir, on Sunday, when the country's same-sex marriage law became legalized. Congratulations! [AP] Nevada's Republican senatorial candidate, Sharron Angle, said she opposes legal abortion even in the case of rape and incest, while appearing on "The Bill Manders Show," explaining, "I believe that God…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2010

Lesbian Couple Challenges The Defense Of Marriage Act

Imagine being married to a State Police lieutenant who is killed in the line of duty — and then you learn that even though you are the widower of a fallen state employee, you're not eligible for federal benefits that would be available to other widows. Such could be the case for Kathy Bush, one…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2010

Quotable: Laura Bush Says The Bushes Have “A Number Of Close Friends Who Are Gay”

"In 2004 the social question that animated the campaign was gay marriage. Before the election season had unfolded, I had talked to George about not making gay marriage a significant issue. We have, I reminded him, a number of close friends who are gay or whose children are gay. But at that moment…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2010

Gays Get Their Flash Of Wedding Mag Fever In “Equally Wed”

Gays should be allowed to marry because it is their civil right to do so. But also because they, too, should have to deal with the dreaded wedding magazine onslaught that comes each spring. (Trim your tummy before the big day!, 10 ways to get him involved! Kill me now, please?) Introducing…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2010

Sarah Silverman Wants You To Boycott Marriage

Sarah Silverman took a really strong stance in the fight for marriage equality via her Twitter yesterday. She has called on everyone to boycott marriage until it's legal in this country for all adults, regardless of sexual orientation. But is this fair? Should heterosexuals and homosexuals in select states show their solidarity by protesting…
By: Annika Harris / March 11, 2010

Today’s Lady News: D.C. Grants First Marriage License To A Lesbian Couple

A lesbian couple was the first couple to file for a same-sex marriage license in today in Washington, D.C. Angelisa Young and Sinjolya Townsend have been together for 12 years and plan to marry next week. Aww, reading the post about this is making my eyes tear up! [DCist] A topless bar o…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2010

Maryland To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in Other States

I have a friend who came to the United States from Israel to sing opera. He's kind and funny, and when he sings, the air fills and tingles with his music. But too often, I've seen him looking sadly distant. He married his boyfriend last year in Connecticut, but then had to put him o…
By: Erica Maxwell / February 25, 2010

Miss Beverly Hills 2010 Lauren Ashley Thinks God Wants Gays “Put To Death”

Watch your tiara, Carrie Prejean: the search for America's Next Top Homophobic Beauty Queen just got a new contestant! Miss Beverly Hills 2010 Lauren Ashley, 23, recently told Fox News that she believes God wants gays and lesbians to be "put to death."…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Cindy McCain Supports Gay Marriage … No, Seriously, She Does

Cindy McCain came out in favor of same-sex marriage for the NOH8 campaign, following in her daughter Meghan's footsteps. [BuzzFeed] In more McCain-y news, Sarah Palin will campaign for McCain in March when he runs for re-election in Arizona. Am I the only one who is shocked they still…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Washington, D.C. Approves Same-Sex Marriage!

Washington, D.C.'s city council approved a same-sex marriage bill today and Mayor Adrian Fenty is expected to sign it into law before Christmas. [Washington Post] To illustrate an article about African-American books, the magazine Publisher's Weekly chose a cover of a black woman with hair picks sticking out from her head in the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 15, 2009

Straight Woman Auctions Her Right To Marry On eBay

How cool! A straight woman named Jamie Frevele is auctioning off her right to marry on eBay after New York State voted not to grant homosexual couples the right to gay marriage. Of course, a person can't actually transfer a right on eBay, but all the money Frevele does earn off her eBay…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2009

Today’s Lady News: California Prankster Tries To Ban Divorce To Save “Traditional Marriage”

"Saturday Night Live" has hired another female writer! Jessi Klein is the third person with a vagina (not including performers) to grace the current "SNL" writing team. [The Wrap]—Could it be that Klein was hired in response to criticism by former "Letterman" writer Nell Scovell, who complained in Vanity Fair about…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 1, 2009

Maine Repeals Same-Sex Marriage Law

Boo! Maine, you FAIL. In yesterday's election, Maine voters repealed a gay marriage law which would have made it the sixth state in America where gays have the right to marry just like straight couples. Instead, Maine has the dubious distinction of being the 31st state to make gay marriage verboten.
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2009

Marc Jacobs Fights For Gay Marriage With T-Shirts

The fight to legalize same-sex marriage just got more um, fashionable? Marc Jacobs has added his two cents to the debate with these limited-edition, illustrated tees. One features a couple and their child, all in matching LBDs, while the other features an image of the U.S. flag and dollar signs. Both boldly say, "I Pay…
By: Zandile Blay / July 27, 2009

Some Clergy Refuse To Sign Straight Couples’ Marriage Certificates

If gays can't marry, no one will. That's the point of view of some clergy in the Refuse To Sign movement, who believe that gay marriage should be legal everywhere, but individual churches should be allowed to choose whether or not to perform the unions. While some clergy won't perform any…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 13, 2009

Marriage License For Two Men In NYC Is Revoked

Same-sex marriage bans just got stupider: two New Yorkers just got their marriage license revoked after city officials say they were snookered into believing the bride was actually a groom. The would-be bride, Hakim Nelson, 18, identifies as a woman and hopes to undergo gender reassignment surgery. When Nelson married 21-year-old Jason Stenson on May…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2009

Quickies!: Ben And Dodger Have A Love/Hate Relationship

Ben and Dodger, both males, seem to be trying to decide who's the dominant and who's the submissive. [Dumb As A Blog] Miley Cyrus went a little bat s**t on a British interview program, unfocused, growling, and making aggressive demands. [Pop Eater] Kelly McGinnis, 51, who played Tom Cruise's love interest…
By: Annika Harris / April 30, 2009

How Same-Sex Marriage Could Save The Economy

Besides making a lot of gay and lesbian couples very happy, extending marriage to same-sex couples would help the economy, according to a report from the Williams Institute School of Law at UCLA. The report only covered the state of Maine, but in that state alone it is estimated that there would be…
By: Catherine Strawn / February 25, 2009