Can't say we're surprised. You know why?
Because the Defense of Marriage Act IS unconstitutional!
A U.S. appeals court in New York has agreed with the ruling from a court in Boston that DOMA is straight up discrimination.
Two out of three judges used common sense to determine that defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to lawfully married same-sex couples.
It doesn't take a genius to figure that out, but it took a lot of collective ignorance to get the bill passed in 1996.
Knowledge is power and more people than ever before KNOW it is wrong to deny rights to others based on sexuality, so DOMA's days are definitely numbered.
Marriage doesn't need to be defended, folks. The LGBT community just needs to be included.
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Tears! Tears! Tears!
Our eyes are welling up because this is such a wonderful message from Barack Obama's LGBT supporters.
Watch Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Billie Jean King, George Takei, Wanda Sykes, Zachary Quinto, and Chaz Bono share their personal stories (above) about how the President's stance on equality has affected their lives.
What an amazing reminder of how FAR gay rights in this country have come!
Don't ask, don't tell is gone. Government employees share benefits with their same-sex partners. Same-sex couples now have hospital visitation rights. But perhaps MOST important was the president's historical declaration that he supports same-sex marriage!
He's the first Commander in Chief to do so and we sincerely hope he's not the last.
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Given his penchant for controversial remarks regarding homosexuality, we're just frankly surprised it took him this long to speak up!
But yes, author Bret Easton Ellis has used his Twitter to refer to Glee as a giant puddle of HIV, swore that Matthew Bomer cannot act straight enough to portray a character like Christian Grey in 50 Shades, and now, is defending Paris Hilton against the remarks she made regarding promiscuous gay men having unprotected sex with others via Grindr!
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While it was no secret before, 19-year-old Ezra Miller has officially come out during an interview for none other than Out magazine.
In case you don't recognize the name and face, the actor earned rave reviews for his performance as Tilda Swinton's deeply troubled child in We Need To Talk About Kevin. If The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is as good as the book it's adapted from, he might become the voice of a generation once the movie hits theaters in September.
He plays Patrick, a confident gay high school senior who is having a secret relationship with the school's star quarterback, and we don't think writer/director Stephen Chbosky could have found an actor better suited for the role.
While talking about the most recent character he brought to life for the screen, Miller casually reveals why he could relate to Patrick's struggle:
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Well this is fun!
A camera crew went down to the Hollywood Chick-fil-A location on Mike Huckabee's "Appreciation Day" to get reactions from supporters of Dan Cathy's "free speech" and those protesting his definition of what a family is, as well as his efforts to use his family's fortune to oppress the LGBT community.
While protestors surrounding the building shouted "equality for all", others cited the same old rhetoric used to discriminate against homosexuals.
Reverend Jessie Lee Peterson, for example, states this compelling argument in favor of Chick-fil-A:
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Chuck Norris has joined in on the public debate over whether or not the Boy Scouts of America should allow openly gay scoutmasters.
In an opinion piece that hit the world wide web this week, the action star criticized BSA National Board Member James Turley and Barack Obama for supporting the LGBT community on the issue. He even went as far as to suggest that there is some kind of government conspiracy working against a "century-old policy to ban gays from leadership."
Whatever conspiracy there may be, it isn't a very secret one. After Cub Scout leader Jennifer Tyrell was fired because of her sexual orientation, nearly 300,000 people have a signed a petition to reinstate her.
In response to Chuck's support of continued inequality, the angry mom had this to say:
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They say all publicity is good publicity, but we're not so sure about that right now. We actually think this guy's going to lose a lot of money after this stunt.
Adam Carolla decided to tell a New York Post reporter that, compared to men, women stink at comedy. While promoting his book No Taco Bell Material, the former Man Show host was asked if he hated working with women and answered:
"No. But they make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they're always the least funny on the writing staff. The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I'm just gonna tell her, 'Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because they'll have to hire you, they can't really fire you, and you don't have to produce that much. It'll be awesome.'"
Carolla stood by his statement and proceeded to compare selecting comedy writers to picking players for a basketball team by saying:
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