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At Last: A Feel-Good Story To Sign Off 2017, Ring In 2018

Politics  

As all media outlets, tweeters, vloggers, etc., are encapsulating end-of-2017 raw emotions and events, The New York Times published an inspiring true love story between two disparate individuals, a story that does a damn good job washing away a lot of the terrible cooties making us so weary. On December 1, 2012, Adam Kurtz, from…

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Austrian Same-Sex Marriage Willkommen in 2019

Politics  

Starting 2019 same-sex couples can wed in the land where edelweiss grows in the alpine meadows. Austria’s Constitutional Court reversed a law that limited same-sex unions to be designated as civil partnerships. Austria is just catching up in the modern game, now being the 16th European nation to institute marriage equality. Germany, Spain, Belgium, the…

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Martha Stewart: ‘Every Wedding Is Special To Me’

Politics  

Legendary lifestyle guru Martha Stewart apparently attends “a lot” of same-sex weddings. Makes sense, since her publication Martha Stewart Weddings offers wedding planning and etiquette guidelines for lovebirds of all identities looking to tie the knot, and regularly showcases the happy nuptials of same-sex couples—and of course the sumptuous receptions that follow. “I don’t differentiate…

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Cleric Urges Faithful To Bless Prince George With ‘Fine Young Gentleman’

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Comments from the Very Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth have created something of a sticky wicket within the Church of England. In a blog post on Thursday, the notable gay rights advocate encouraged Anglican Communion adherents to “pray in the privacy of their hearts (or in public if they dare) for the Lord to bless Prince George…

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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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