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Ireland President Signs Same-Sex Marriage into Constitution

Ireland President Signs Same-Sex Marriage into Constitution

  ‘Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex’ Irish President Michael Higgins has signed gay marriage into the constitution. The amendment, which states ‘marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex,’ was signed on Saturday (29

Activists and supporters of gay rights raise a sign to say ‘yes to gay marriage’ at a parade in Milan last month. Photograph: Zuma/REX Shutterstock

European Court Rules Italy’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban a Human Rights Violation

Meanwhile, in the rest of the world… The Guardian reports: Italy violates human rights by not offering adequate legal protection and recognition to same-sex couples, a European court has ruled. The decision by the European court of human rights increases pressure on the government of Matteo Renzi, the centre-left prime minister who has long promised to


Thousands of Taiwanese Rally for Same-Sex Marriage

Our fight is still being fought world wide. Let’s keep our LGBTQ brothers and sisters in mind. Gay Star News reports: Thousands of gay rights supporters marched between parliament and the headquarters of Taiwan’s two main political parties, months ahead of the elections. Same-sex marriage is becoming a ‘bigger electoral cause for voters,’ rally organizer Victoria Hsu told Reuters.

Hundreds of Australians Call for Same-Sex Marriage in Sydney Rally | Video

IBTimes UK: Hundreds of Australians have taken part in a rally in Sydney calling for marriage equality in the country. The peaceful demonstration near Sydney’s Taylor Square on Saturday (30 May) saw people wave rainbow flags and make heart shapes with their hands in support of same-sex weddings. The rally comes as Australia’s opposition leader

Adrian, left, and Shane, who are partners, before voting in Drogheda, Ireland, on Friday. Younger voters were enthusiastic about casting their ballots, many in support of a measure that has become one of the defining civil rights issues of the era. Credit Peter Morrison/Associated Press

Ireland Votes in Referendum on Same-Sex Marriage | We’re Here, We’re Queer, They’re Getting Use to It!

Above: Adrian, left, and Shane, who are partners, before voting in Drogheda, Ireland, on Friday. Younger voters were enthusiastic about casting their ballots, many in support of a measure that has become one of the defining civil rights issues of the era. Credit Peter Morrison/Associated Press We’re here, we’re queer, they’re getting use to it! New


News Flash: São Paulo, Brazil Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

The state of São Paulo, Brazil, has legalized same-sex marriage, having updated its registration rules in accordance with a decision by the Brazilian Supreme Court. Previously, same-sex couples had to obtain a court order before they could obtain a marriage license. Even foreigners can now obtain a marriage visa, which is much easier to obtain than


Pope Benedict Uses Christmas Speech To Call Same-Sex Marriage A ‘Manipulation Of Nature’

At his annual Christmas speech to the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI called same-sex marriage a “manipulation of nature” to be deplored and an attack on the “essence of the human creature.” It was the second time this week that Benedict took aim at marriage equality: People dispute the idea that they have a nature, given to

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Witty & Cute, Dr. John Corvino Also Known as “The Gay Moralist” : Video Series on the Same-Sex Marriage Argument

  LGBT equality advocate Zach Wahls‘ Facebook Page , tipped us off to this series of terrific videos by Dr. John Corvino. Perfect combination of smart and witty with a great sense of humor ( and a large dose of cute). Zach wrote: “A good friend of mine, Dr. John Corvino, just released an awesome video series going

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Adorable Lesbian Wedding Proposal Caught on Ice During Intermission at NHL Game (Video)

  On Saturday night at Scotiabank Place, a Toronto Maple Leafs fan named Alicia stood on the ice during the second intermission wearing a blindfold. When it was removed, she looked up at the video scoreboard and read a message from her girlfriend, an Ottawa Senators fan named Christina. Schmaltzy music played. Out walked Christina.


Weekly Rehash: Neo-Nazis of Brooklyn, “8”, Transactivations, MEAT Zine, ‘Andrew In Drag,’ Andrew Christian, Alan Cumming, Hal Sparks

Hairy Balls: click on image to go to link    Art & Music:  click on image to go to link Transactivations: LA Artists Use Their Bodies as Canvases to Defy Gender Norms (Video) Heather Cassils gained 24 pounds in muscle over six months for the sake of art. Zackary Drucker asked audience members to tweeze the

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THE CAMPAIGN: “No on 8 ” Documentary in Progress (Extended Trailer)

Goosebumps Heartbreaking and inspiring, THE CAMPAIGN is a human drama, following ordinary people compelled by a passionate belief in equality to go far beyond their everyday selves. They are caught in the political firestorm of one of the largest social issue campaigns the US has ever seen, the campaign to defeat California’s Proposition 8 and


Queer News Round-up: Pope, NFL, Gay Mormon Commits Suicide, Chick-fil-A Protested,

Pope Calls for Unity Against Same-Sex Marriage Pope Benedict XVI called for Christians to unite behind the idea that marriage is between one man and one woman during a visit to Germany. He described the Catholic Church’s beliefs as facing a number of threats, and he included same-sex marriage on the list. “Knowing, too, the value of


News: ‘World’s Heaviest Woman,’ ‘Sexual Immorality’ is an ‘Abomination’ Before God, Gay Characters On TV Saves Lives

Green Day singer kicked off plane OAKLAND, California – Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong says his sagging pants cost him a seat on a Southwest Airlines flight. The singer-guitarist for the San Francisco Bay area-based band sent a message to his Twitter followers on Thursday expressing his indignation at being tossed from an Oakland-to-Burbank flight

Handpicked News: 10 Things NPR Got Wrong, Bert And Ernie Shouldn’t Get Married, Right To Discriminate Against Gays, New Ape Overlords…

Bert And Ernie Shouldn’t Get Married Some folks have gotten together a petition on Change.org calling on Sesame Street to have Bert and Ernie get married or for the show to add a transgender character. I’m not sure I have an opinion on the latter, but I’m pretty firmly against the idea that New York’s two most famous

Handpicked News: DOMA Red Tape, Legal in Washington, Gavin Newsom 2014, Polygamist Leader…

Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal in Washington (at Least One Part) Chief Seattle would be proud. The tribe he led in the late 1700s, the Suquamish, has made a giant leap toward equality by allowing and recognizing same-sex marriage. According to the Kitsap Sun,the Suquamish Tribal Council in Washington State voted Monday to extend marriage rights to same-sex

Handpicked Queer Headlines: 'Intolerance' Among Gays, End Gay Blood Ban, LGBT Education Law…

Truth Wins Out on FRC’s Claim of ‘Intolerance’ Among Gays  Earlier this week, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins slammed Truth Wins Out, the group that recently went undercover at Marcus Bachmann’s Minnesota clinic to investigate reparative therapy rumors (rumors it confirmed). In an op-ed, Perkins called the subsequent media coverage a “drummed-up controversy” and wrote of

I Officially Love New York: First Same-sex couple Legally Marry in the State of New York

I too, hope to look as happy and handsome as they do in my life time. NY thank you for leading the game. At Midnight tonight, Kitty Lambert (left) and Cheryle Rudd became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in the state of New York. “By the power vested in me by the laws

Handpicked News: Michele Bachmann Would 'Extinguish' Gay People, Norway Bombing, 'Extinguish' Gay People …

Gay Divorce A Higher Hurdle Than Marriage As thousands of gay and lesbian couples are planning weddings in New York — and celebrating their hard-fought right to marry — others around the nation are fighting for the right to divorce.vSince most states, and the federal government, don’t recognize gay marriages, many same-sex couples are left with

Gay Activists Use F-Word-Filled Comedy Video with 12-Year Old Boys Sharing Same-Sex Kiss to Raise Funds to Fight Minnesota Gay Marriage Ban

FCKH8.com’s newest F-word-filled video brings together cussing drag queens, two pre-teen boys kissing in it’s attack on the “Top 5 Reasons to Ban Gay Marriage”. Group pledges 10¢ for each Facebook “Like” or Twitter tweet up to $10K as part of its latest gay marriage T-shirt sales fundraising effort. [vimeo 26083711 w=400 h=224] Los Angeles, CA –

Handpicked news Briefs: 'News Of The World' Signs Off, Dirty Dancing, Quake Hits Off Japan's Coast, Pot No Medical Use

Hidden Camera Finds Reparative Therapy at Bachmann’s Clinics New evidence has surfaced that Marcus Bachmann’s Christian counseling clinics are actually in the business of reparative therapy for gay people – a claim that he had denied.   Dirty Dancing Abe Sylvia remembers very clearly the first time he saw Dirty Debbie. The handsome 36-year-old Broadway dancer turned screenwriter-director

Handpicked News: Polygamy Next? Pentagon suspends DADT, Final Shuttle Launches

Santorum, Bachmann, sign Family Leader’s marriage vowFormer U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann have made commitments to sign pledges in support of traditional marriage sought by the Family Leader, an Iowa group that backs Christian conservative social values. Man Accused of Killing Boy He Thought Was GayA possible cult leader in North

Bachmann Jumps to Sign New Antigay Pledge and Believes Gay is Choice

The best political choice for Bachman’s campaign would be a muzzle. Come to think of it, that would be the best choice for America as a whole. Hey Michele, now that I have decided to be gay and take that hard road, I think now I’m going to choose to have cancer. That sounds like

Handpicked News: No Longer Required To Teach Cursive, 'Heartbeat Bill' , 3 Antigay Amendments, Monogamish

A Parody about the Great Recession:Wantmore, Tweakmore, Totalscum, and the Tragedy of Boneheadia In the country of Boneheadia there was a man, Wantmore, who earned his income as a home mortgage loan originator. Wantmore operated conservatively. All his home loans bore interest rates of 6 percent or less, and he demanded of all borrowers large down

Picture of NOM's Brian Brown Crying over NY: Eat that Bully

 When marriage equality passed in the New York Senate, National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown openly cried with defeat in the galley. The truth will eat at a person up. Thanks to Rich Murray, an activist with Queer Rising, we now have proof of this:

Handpicked Headlines: Gay Professors, Rudy Giuliani, Snoopiest Governments

The 11 Snoopiest Governments, According To Google Texas Coffee Shop Profits After Tweeting Homophobically Just after New York approved same-sex marriage, the Brown Coffee Company of San Antonio, Texas (does Texas allow same-sex marriage?) posted a Twitter that seemed not-so-coincidentally homophobic. People got mad, so Brown’s clowns took that Twitter down and apologized. But they weren’t

Handpicked News: Portland Hate Crime, True Blood’s Gay Secret, Neil Patrick Harris…

A Gay Marriage Etiquette Guide Gay New Yorkers can now get married. That’s great news, of course, but let’s not forget that there is no bigger logistical or etiquette nightmare on this planet than planning a wedding. Since the traditional roles for a male-female wedding go out the window for gay nuptials, here are some ground rules

NY Bar Raided During Celebration: Stonewall All Over?

In a case of poor timing, New York City’s Eagle Bar underwent a sudden police inspection Friday night just as patrons were celebrating the state’s legalization of marriage equality. Those present say representatives from the New York Police Department and three other city agencies, including the State Liquor Authority, arrived shortly after the State Senate’s

News: Transgender Murder, David Tyree, Amy Winehouse

Guy Robs Bank So He Can Get Health Care in Prison James Verone, a 59-year-old former truck driver, was having serious medical problems that he couldn’t afford to get checked out or treated. If only North Carolina had a free, state-run health-care system!, he thought. Then he realized it does: in prison. And so one morning Verone hailed


Eugene and Jonnie: Support Great Charities, Buy Great T-shirts; I AM A MAN / WOMAN WHO LOVES…

  http://eugeneandjonnie.com/ Support Great Charities For every I AM A MAN / WOMAN T-shirt sold in the month of June we will donate $5 between the It Gets Better Project in support of anti-bullying and Minnesotans United for All Families in support of marriage equality. Customer Expectations. The prelaunch offering of our I AM A

New Yorkers United for Marriage TV Ad| Video # 2

The Blumenthal’s story Smart, honest, straight forward with no frills, perfect. New Yorkers United for Marriage is a coalition dedicated to ensuring the passage of marriage equality legislation in the Empire State. Related articles Everyday New Yorkers for Marriage Equality (pinkbananaworld.com)

LISTEN UP! Lawrence O’Donnell – God & Same-Sex Marriage Rewrite By Minnesota State Rep. Steve Simon (video)

“How many gay people must God create before we accept that he wants them around?” Minnesota state Rep. Steve Simon (D-St. Louis Park) testified before a House committee on Monday against a bill that would seek voter approval to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

Gay Sailors Will Be Able to Wed on Base

Really? It seems as if our Country has a syncing problem. Part of the US is moving gaywardly forward, while the rest is stuck in the mud. Married gay sailors = HOT! Married gay sailors = a positive role model for the US as a whole. ~AB ___________________________________________________________ By Michelle Garcia at Advocate Daily Following

√ Palm Springs Backs Same-sex Marriage

Palm Springs City Council backs same-sex marriage via www.mydesert.com In a surprising unanimous vote Wednesday, Palm Springs’ City Council adopted a resolution that proclaimed its support for same-sex marriage. The vote came after supporters shared emotional testimonies and opponents voiced their concerns about how the resolution would affect the city. Local gay rights advocate’s walk

“My Uncle’s Wedding” by Eric Ross

You are not to old or to young, to white or to black, to skinny  or to fat,  to dumb or to smart, to gay or to straight to read and enjoy this book. This is on MY book of the month club (BEAT IT OPRAH!) Here is a review by Molly McKay (Marriage Equality

“Jesus Had 2 Dads and He Turned Out Fine.” – Dublin

I want to sit homophobes and religious freaks down on a therapist couch and ask them some questions. I would be reserved and refrain from asking, ” What the fuck is wrong with you!”, and maybe ask, “Who hurt you?”, “Why are you so insecure?”, ” Why did you drop out of school in the

Bye-Bye Queerty.com, We Will Miss you

I was just logging on to one of my queer blog staples who had been “off line” for a week fixing emergency repairs, but they have shut their doors, closed up shop and gone. I’m dying to know why. My second favorite queer blog Towleroad, now my number 1, dives in for a closer look.

Disgusting Gay Sex For 2 Hours

I am sorry to have to cuss, but what an asshole. When someone goes way out and beyond to hate and teach hate, they are hiding something big. I want a warrant to go into John Hollowells ( I refused to call priests Father. The title is an attempt to cover their perversion and give