Here’s some GREAT news to totally make your day … Jim Nabors, the veteran actor most famous for his lead role on the 60′s TV series Gomer Pyle, USMC and his role on The Andy Griffith Show, got himself married at the age of 82 to his partner of 38 years Stan Cadwallader. Not only did I not know that Nabors was gay but I had no idea he was in a committed relationship for over 3 decades! In all honesty, I used to HATE reruns of Gomer Pyle because I always found Jim Nabors‘s voice horribly irritating … but I cannot even tell you how thrilled I am to learn that the man, forced to live in secret for most of his life, was finally able to marry the love of his life. This is really the best story of the day! More »
The 9th US State to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
Much love and many congratulations goes out to the great State of Maryland today because at the stroke of midnight last night, it became the 9th State (along with the District of Columbia) to legalize same-sex marriage here in the United States of America. As you may recall, fellow New England state Maine became the 8th State legalize marriage equality over the weekend and now Maryland joins Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Washington & Maine AND the District of Columbia where same-sex marriage is legal! Woot!! More »
Posted under: Same-Sex Marriage
DOMA & Prop 8 Will Be Under Review
The US Supreme Court announced today that they will take under review two legal cases dealing with marriage equality in this country. In one case, the Court will determine the legality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act — an act that the US government has decided it will stop defending because it no longer believes in its legality (and has been ruled unconstitutional by lower courts). Section 3 of DOMA deals with federal taxes due from couples in same-sex marriages. The second case will determine the legality of California’s Proposition 8, a proposition that was voted into law overturned the legalization of same-sex marriage in the State of California — and has since been ruled unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Needless today, it’s big news that the Court would take up either of these cases … that they have decided to take up both cases means the Court is ready to make a resounding statement about the legality of same-sex marriage in the United States of America. More »
As in EVE ENSLER, Author Of 'Vagina Monologues'! But Everyone's Still Obsessing Over Anne's Weight.
Okay, I rarely buy magazines… but I may need to pick up this issue. Remember when we had our amazing “slut” conversation a while back, after an actress called herself a slut and publicly advocated for… more slut-dom? We were debating about whether or not you can reclaim the word slut and other words like it, and I brought up Eve Ensler‘s Vagina Monologues (the book of my youth). Well, you can imagine my shock, awe, and delight when I went to grab these photos of Anne Hathaway in the January 2013 issue of Glamour magazine, and saw that she’d been interviewed by the one and only Eve Ensler for the cover story. Ummmm… whhhaaaat?! Click inside for more! The interview– y’all– is amazing. I’m loving every bit of what they’re talking about and I am honestly saddened by the fact that all the headlines about this article are focusing on the ONE thing she said about her weight! Seriously– a great read, very little of which has to do with Anne‘s weight !
“The fight for gay marriage is, in reality, a fight for all of our rights."
Playboy founder/editor/mogul Hugh Hefner takes up the issue of marriage equality in an editorial in the September issue of Playboy magazine. Altho the issue has yet to hit newsstands, the text of his editorial has made its way to the Internets. As you can read below, Hefner makes an impassioned case that the matter of marriage equality is not only a fight for gay rights but it is also a fight for the rights of every US citizen, which is something that I completely agree with. Click below to read Hugh Hefner‘s Playboy editorial and see what you think about what he has to say. More »
Progress In Mexico
Back in December of 2009, the capital city of Mexico City legalized same-sex marriage in Mexico. Today we learn that the Mexican Supreme Court has ruled on that legalization by ordering that all 31 Mexican states recognize the same-sex weddings that have been and will be performed in Mexico City. For example, the US state of New York has legalized same-sex marriage but the other 49 US states are not required to recognize those marriages. Because of this ruling, same-sex couples who get married in Mexico City and then move to another state will be afforded the same rights as married heterosexual couples anywhere in the country of Mexico. This is amazing! More »
Posted under: Same-Sex Marriage
"We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples"
The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee responsible for drafting the official party platform for the Democratic Party has decided to add language that expressly outlines their support for marriage equality in the United States of America. What this means is that if this new language is approved, the philosophy of the Democratic Party will officially include support for same-sex marriage. This is important because when people go into the voting booth this November this will clarify what Democrats like President Barack Obama stand for. Click below to read the added language to the Democratic Party Platform. More »
PDA For Change!
On Friday protesters, demonstrators, activists, and regular ol’ people participated in one of the most loving, peaceful protests you could ever have. Shouting at these Chick-Fil-A locations was most likely minimal– as many lips were locked– and although some people held signs, they were more interested in holding each other. It’s all about love people! And politics, and civil rights, and marriage, and capitalism, and religion, and chicken… But mainly? It’s about love. Check out the love-fest in the gallery and try to make out with somebody today, lol. It’s good for the soul.
Posted under: Chick-Fil-A
Food for Thought
As you are prolly well aware, yesterday was a so-called Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day where thousands of people rallied around the fast food chain in a show of, IMHO, misguided support. True, many people did line up to support the company’s hateful practices but many others did so for the wrong reasons … but I’ll get to that in a minute. In opposition to CFA Appreciation Day, businesses here in LA offered an alternative. The Abbey Food & Bar in West Hollywood, CA has introduced a Chick-Fil-Gay sandwich that will benefit the fight for marriage equality. Hamburger Mary’s, also in WeHo, is offering a chicken sandwich of their own. While others gave their money to CFA that will, in turn, be donated to anti-gay hate groups, David and I dined at The Abbey last night happy in the knowledge that our money was being put to good use. May people claim that this CFA boycott is meant to stifle the company owner’s First Amendment right to free speech … but, on the contrary, I welcome his use of this right … because now more people know what the company stands for and why it’s imperative to stop giving them money. More »