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Kylie Minogue Shines At The Sydney Mardi Gras

The Aussie Queen Reigns Supreme

Kylie Minogue is celebrating her 25th anniversary in the music biz this year with a year long K25 celebration and part of that celebration took place this weekend in Sydney, Australia where Kylie headlined the Sydney Mardi Gras celebration. Festooned in sequins and feathers, like the Showgirl that she is, Kylie took to the stage to entertain her beloved fans in Oz this weekend … and she looked utterly fantastic doing so! Click below to check out some photos from Kylie‘s Mardi Gras performance this weekend and be WOW WOW WOWed. More »

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Gov. O’Malley Signs Maryland’s Same-Sex Marriage Bill Into Law

Maryland Becomes the 8th US State to Legalize Gay Marriage

Last month the State of Washington became the 7th State in the US to legalize same-sex marriage after Governor Christine Gregoire signed that State’s bill into law. Just moments ago, Maryland became the 8th State in the US to legalize same-sex marriage in the US. Governor Martin O’Malley made good on his promise to sign Maryland’s just-passed bill into law this afternoon. This is another glorious day for the advancement of equal rights in our country … a great day, indeed, for the United States of America. More »

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Same-Sex Couple Share The Traditional Marines First Kiss

Semper Fi

Remember back in December when we got to see that amazing photo of Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta and Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell sharing the first same-sex traditional Navy coming home first kiss? Today we get to check out the Marines version of that traditional first kiss, this time between Sergeant Brandon Morgan and his boyfriend Dalan Wells. For decades, the image of the Navy sailor kissing his sweetheart girlfriend upon coming home from a tour of military duty has resonated in our popular culture. Today, we have new images of same-sex military service-people engaging in that same, loving behavior … and it is beautiful! Check out the touching (and kinda hot) photo below. More »

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A Bush-Appointed Federal Judge Strikes Down The Defense Of Marriage Act As Unconstitutional

DOMA Violates the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause

The federal court in the US yesterday moved the advancement of marriage equality civil liberties forward another notch with a ruling in the District Court for the Northern District of California that declared that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Federal judge Jeffery White, who was appointed to the bench back in 2002 by then President George W. Bush, ruled yesterday that DOMA violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause in a case brought by Karen Golinski (a woman who was denied spousal health benefits by the federal government because she is married to another woman). This is the second time DOMA has been declared unconstitutional by a US court … the first instance took place in Massachusetts and that cause is currently awaiting appeal in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Essentially what this means is that this latest ruling is yet another huge step forward toward the legalization of same-sex marriage in the US. More »

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The New Jersey Legislature Passes A Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Republican Gov. Christie Immediately Vetos the Bill ;(

I’ve got some good news AND bad news to pass along today. Earlier in the week, the New Jersey Assembly legislature passed a same-sex marriage bill that would make gay marriages legal in the State of New Jersey with the signature of the governor. Unfortunately, Governor Chris Christie is a Republican who believes that the rights of minorities should be voted on by popular vote (a practice that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals just struck down as Unconstitutional a couple of weeks ago) and he has vetoed the bill. The good news is that a majority of the NJ legislature believes that marriage is a right that should be enjoyed by all of its citizens, the bad news is that the governor of NJ does not believe the same. More »

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Matt Bomer Comes Out As A Gay Man

"I'd really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry"

Actor Matt Bomer, who stars in the hit series White Collar and will be featured in the upcoming male stripper film Magic Mike, has come out as a gay man this week. Bomer has never really shied away from living his life openly and honestly but he has never actually spoken publicly about his longtime relationship with his partner Simon Halls (who is also the father of Bomer‘s 3 children). Over the weekend, Bomer was honored with an award at the Desert AIDS Project’s Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards and in his acceptance speech, acknowledged his partner and their children … essentially publicly acknowledging his homosexuality :) More »

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Gov. Gregoire Signs Washington’s Same-Sex Marriage Bill Into Law

Washington Becomes the 7th US State to Legalize Gay Marriage

Last week the Washington State legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the State of Washington and earlier today, Governor Christine Gregoire signed that bill into law. Washington today becomes the 7th state in the US where same-sex marriage is legal. The law will not go into effect until June and opponents of marriage equality are already planning their attempts to overturn the law but … no matter … today is another day of jubilation and celebration of the advancement of equal rights for all in this country. More »

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Washington Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage!

WA Becomes the 7th State to Legalize Marriage Equality

Amazing news to pass along today … just one day after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, the Washington State House of Representatives voted yesterday to legalize same-sex marriage in the State of Washington. The Washington State Senate approved the bill last week and now that the entire WA State legislature has passed the bill, all that is required is the signature of Democratic governor Christine Gregoire for the bill to become law! Gregoire has promised that she will sign the bill into law next week, then Washington will be the 7th State in the United States of America to legalize same-sex marriage. More »

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The Ninth Circuit Court Rules That California’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is UNCONSTITUTIONAL

The Case Will Now Go To The US Supreme Court

OMG … amazing news to share today … the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that California’s Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage in the State of California, is UNCONSTITUTIONAL! As you may recall, back in August of 2010 Federal judge Vaughn Walker ruled that Prop 8 is unconstitutional but new same-sex marriages here in California were NOT allowed to take place until his ruling was taken up by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Now that the appeals court has ruled that Prop 8 is unconstitutional (affirming Judge Walker‘s 2010 ruling), the matter will move to the US Supreme Court who will decide whether to make a ruling on the case. Click below for more deets and find out exactly what all of this means. More »

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Newcomer Azealia Banks Is Featured In ‘The New York Times’

A Star is Born

While everyone seems to be all wrapped up in Lana Del Rey, I am really falling in love with another young female musician named Azealia Banks. Azealia, who used to record under the name Miss Bank$, is an extremely talented rapper from Harlem, NY who has dropped one of the most infectious songs that I’ve heard in years. Her song 212 has been making the rounds online for a few months now and The New York Times finally noticed. Azealia is featured in a new interview with the Times that sheds some light on this exciting new performer. Click below to meet Azealia Banks. More »

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