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A Federal Judge Rules That Wyoming’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

The Equality State gets marriage equality

Earlier today we learned that a federal judge struck down Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional and just a short time ago, another federal judge struck down Wyoming’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. I mean, at this point, the states losing their bans on same-sex marriage are piling up quite quickly, wouldn’t you say? At this rate, it may only be a matter of months before the entire US gets to enjoy marriage equality :D More »

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A Federal Judge Rules That Arizona’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Yep, another state ban bites the dust

It’s only been about a week since same-sex marriages started taking place in Nevada and less than a week since a federal judge struck down Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional but today, we have some more happy news to celebrate. A federal judge has just struck down Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, making it the newest state in the US to enjoy marriage equality. As you may recall, the US Supreme Court took action that allowed 5 states to enjoy same-sex marriage earlier this month (action which should also allow another 6 states to enjoy the same equal treatment as well) so, along with today’s ruling in AZ, the number of US states that now have same-sex marriage is into the 30s. I’d say that is cause for much celebration today. More »

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A Federal Judge Rules That Alaska’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

More Marriage Equality

Last week the US Supreme Court cleared the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage in 5 more states which, in turned, cleared the way for another 6 states to enjoy marriage equality as well. Late yesterday, a federal judge struck down Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, making it only the latest US state to enjoy marriage equality. Alaska was one of the first states to ban same-sex marriage by amending their state constitution to outlaw the practice. Today, the state begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples who want to get married there. More »

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Watch: Same-Sex Marriage Comes To Nevada, The First Same-Sex Marriage License Is Issued In Las Vegas

Let the quickie gay weddings commence!!
Marriage Equality comes to Las Vegas

Earlier this week, the US Supreme Court decided NOT to take up a number of cases on appeal and essentially legalized same-sex marriage in at least 5 states and, eventually, 6 more states with similar cases that have been ruled on appeal. Since that action by the Supreme Court this week, some of those states have moved forward with issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, including Nevada which today issued its first marriage licenses to gay couples. The video above features Antioco Carillo and Theo Small as the first same-sex couple in Las Vegas (the self-proclaimed Wedding Capital of the World) to be issued a marriage license. Starting today, gay couples can flock to Las Vegas and enjoy quickie weddings just like heterosexual couples have enjoyed for decades. True marriage equality has finally come to Las Vegas and all of Nevada. And the tide of freedom continues to sweep across the nation.

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Watch: This Beautiful Cheerios Commercial Will Likely Make You Cry, Doesn’t Really Attempt To Sell You Cheerios

Family Values
We all love to connect.

Cheerios has released a new commercial (in Canada, I believe) that showcases a family of three talking about how they came to be a family. André and Jonathan explain how they met and fell in love and then share how the addition of their daughter Raphaëlle completely changed their lives for the better. The commercial shows a few Cheerios here and there but the actual selling of breakfast cereal does not appear to be the main goal of this commercial. You may recall that earlier this year, Cheerios released a more conventional commercial for Super Bowl Sunday that did a better job of advertising their product. This commercial, in contrast, is a terrible advertisement for Cheerios … and a beautiful showcase for loving family values.

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Welcome To The Fold

The TV Guide

Yesterday was the second day of Gay Days weekend at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, CA and, unsurprisingly, I was in attendance. Yesterday’s visit to the parks was extra special because it was my friend Genevieve’s first day wearing her vest for the Disneyland social club she just joined. Because it was her first day as a patched member of The White Rabbits social club, she wanted me to hang out with her in the parks and I was happy to oblige. Gen’s patent husband Charlie and her adorable daughter Audrey hung out with us all day, into the night. We had a blast. More »

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The US Supreme Court Allows Same-Sex Marriage To Be Legalized In Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia & Wisconsin

Same-sex marriage is now LEGAL in 30 US states

Over the past year, same-sex marriage bans were struck down by appeals courts all across the United States and earlier today, the US Supreme Court decided NOT to take up appeals in 5 states — Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin — which means that the rulings by the lower federal courts will stand … which means same-sex marriage is immediately legalized in those 5 US states. 6 other US states — Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming — also have overturned same-sex marriage bans and it seems unlikely that the US Supreme Court will take up those appeals either, so the action taken by the highest court in the land today has cleared the way for a now total of 30 US states and the District of Columbia to enjoy marriage equality! People … 52% of the US population, living in 30 out of 50 US states, can now legally enjoy same-sex marriage!!!!! More »

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Happy 100th

The TV Guide

As I mentioned yesterday, it is Gay Days weekend at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure and since yesterday was my 100th visit to the parks, I simply had to brave the 100+ temps and get my buns down to Anaheim, CA (NOT that I ever really need a reason to go to Disneyland but …). I am happy to share that I enjoyed a really great day with all the gays in Disneyland as well as a group of friends from the Mickey’s Empire social club. After my fun-filled day, I met up with my good friend Josh Rosebrook for a sushi dinner date/hang sesh … and I managed not to melt to death, so, yay! More »

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A Gay Ol’ Time

The TV Guide

It’s Gay Days weekend at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure and while it seems like a no-brainer that I would go, especially since my next visit will be my 100th visit since I got my Annual Pass back in 2007, the 100+ degree temperature is really making me think twice. As you are well aware, I’ve been spending quite a lot of time at Disneyland this year, especially since I joined the Sons of Anakin social club. I’ve been monitoring my attendance count and my next visit to Disneyland will officially be my 100th. I suppose it’s fitting that it will be 100 degrees for my 100th visit? More »

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I Just Love These White Lesbians Suing The Sperm Bank Because They Got A Biracial Baby

They've explained that their town is too racist for a biracial child. So. Yeah.

There are so many huge issues at work here, but I’ll start small. Being a parent is hard, and many of the stresses that come from parenting really come from our own expectations of what our parenting experience will be like, what our children will be like, etc. When we’re pregnant, most of us find out “what we’re having” because it helps us (we think) “prepare” for the child, but in reality nothing can prepare you. Knowing a child’s sex, or thinking you know what the child will look like—none of that is helpful or relevant at 3AM. And—while it’s not the same as what this couple is “going through”—I know the feeling of mentally preparing for your child to look one way, and they come out looking like something else. My friends and I used to joke (and still do) that I definitely don’t have any black kids. One of them we lit’rally call “Spanish,” and I spent the first 6 months of his life waiting for him to darken up a bit. No. He’s still “Spanish.” So I get that babies can surprise you—hell, they can even disappoint you (but that’s only if you choose to go into parenting with certain expectations). And now that I’ve tried to identify with this couple—Jennifer Cramblett and Amanda Zinkon—I’m going to go the eff off, because this story is infuriating. Click inside for more.
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