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Wedding Bells To Ring In January For Oldest Australian Same-Sex Couple

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On Wednesday Australians, in a public opinion referendum, voted to endorse same-sex marriage by a margin of 62% to 38%. The voluntary mail ballot turnout was 79.5%. The vote of approval paves the way for parliament to pass legislation legalizing same-sex marriage, hopefully before the holidays. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball encouraged same-sex couples to embark…

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Anti-Marriage Equality Clerk Kim Davis To Seek Re-Election

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Guess who is back in the news. It’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ spirit animal, oppressive kook Kim Davis, whose shameful conduct is a lot like that of the Edward Scissorhands character Esmerelda, a wacko religious zealot—played by O-Lan Jones—with a dash of Piper Laurie from Carrie. In 2015, Davis was an elected Kentucky county clerk who…

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Same Sex Marriages Begin Today In Germany

Politics  

Heil Homos! The first queer marriages have finally taken place in Germany, just three months after the country legalized same-sex marriage. While the country has allowed same-sex couples to engage in registered partnerships since 2001, this is a giant step forward for queer rights in Deutschland. Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende, who have been together…

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Playboy Founder, Civil Rights And Marriage Equality Advocate Hugh Hefner Dies At 91

Entertainment  

Upon hearing the Wednesday-night announcement that Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner passed away at 91, this writer searched on YouTube for an episode featuring Nina Simone of Playboy’s Penthouse. The series was a cocktail party televised live from 1959 to 1961, hosted by tuxedo-clad, pipe-smoking Hugh Hefner extolling the sexually free good life promoted by…

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The Satanic Temple Majestically Requests Cake For LGBTQ Couples

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When David Mullins and Charlie Craig went to order a cake for their wedding in 2012, they were refused service by bigot Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado. Phillips cited his religious beliefs could not allow him to make a cake celebrating a same-sex marriage, prompting the couple to file a complaint…

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Chile Could Be Next For Same Sex Marriage

Politics  

On August 28, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will introduce legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in the South American country.   President Bachelet had made a pledge at a United Nations event in 2016 to introduce marriage equality in 2017 and if passed, the bill would make Chile the sixth Latin American country where same-sex…

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Marriage Equality Signed Into German Law

Politics  

Berlin Pride revellers had even more reason to celebrate this week as President Frank-Walter Steinmeier signed legislation that finally legalizes same-sex marriage in Germany. With the president’s signature, the legislation is expected to become the law of the land on October 1. Until now only civil partnerships were available, which lacked certain rights. The measure…

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Marriage Equality Threatened By States, Possible Supreme Retirement

Politics  

Dear Supremes, Stop, in the name of love. Marriage equality could be in jeopardy if Justice Kennedy retires next Summer. On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld their original Obergefell v. Hodges decision granting same sex couples the right to marriage, including the right to all benefits and privileges legally granted to straight couples….

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Marriage Equality Under Attack in Texas

Politics  

Houston we have a problem. Marriage equality is under attack in Texas. In a recent decision, the nine member, all Republican Texas Superior Court has reversed the lower court decision affirming that married same-sex couples are entitled to all benefits accorded by law to their heterosexual counterparts.   In writing the unanimous decision, Justice Jeff…

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Germany Edges Towards Marriage Equality

Politics  

Time to plan your gay wedding at this year’s Oktoberfest in Berlin, or Munich or Hamburg or Cologne!   Pending an expected final approval vote from the upper house of Germany’s Parliament, same-sex marriage will become the law of the land this fall in Germany.   Angela Merkel, in anticipation of a tough election in…

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