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Cyndi Lauper Congratulates Same-Sex Couples During Concert! 'DOMA Is Down!'

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Cyndi Lauper is our shining star!

The music legend turned Broadway Queen had a lot to say at her Dallas concert Wednesday night, following the news of the Supreme Court’s Prop 8 and DOMA rulings! Better yet, it was all caught on video!!

Ch-ch-check it out (below)!!

Full of pride, Cyndi shared some celebratory words with her audience:

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Proposition 8 Ruling: Why The Supreme Court Effectively Killed The Anti-Equality Marriage Law

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By now, you've hopefully heard the AH-Mazing news!

Today the U.S. Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and effective ended the rule of California's Proposition 8 which prohibited the state from recognizing any marriage that wasn't between a man and woman.

The reason for the death of DOMA was simple, the Justices decided (5-4) that it directly violated rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment's "due process" clause which prevents the government from unjustly depriving any citizen of "life, liberty, or property."

The Supreme Court's ruling on Prop 8, however, was a tad more complicated.

SCOTUS never confirmed whether or not Prop 8 was unconstitutional, but they nevertheless

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President Obama Calls To Congratulate Couples That Fought Prop 8! Watch Here!

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President Barack Obama has already come out in support of same sex marriage in general! Well now he's supporting it in person!

Well, almost! He called from Air Force One, but that still counts!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to hear the POTUS with the mostest congratulate the couples that led the charge to strike down Prop 8! He says:

"We're proud of you guys, and we're so glad in California and in a growing number of states because of your leadership. I think we're nearing a breaking point."

When the President calling you is the second best thing to happen to you in a day, life is most definitely grand!

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Oprah Believes Same Sex Marriage May Help HEAL The Divorce-Plagued Institution Of Marriage!

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Now that twelve of the United States, as well as country's capital District of Columbia, allow gay couples to marry, more happily face updates to their old-fashioned laws.

So during an episode of Super Soul Sunday, goddess Oprah Winfrey and panelists Rev. Ed Bacon, author Elizabeth Lesser, and author Mark Nepo chime in on the subject to ask if this is a social revolution or a cultural shift. And what effect will it have on traditional marriage?

According to Rev. Bacon, only one:

"It's going to be enriched. I've never had a straight couple come to me and say, 'My marriage is in trouble because of a gay couple living next door.'"

And as Elizabeth so eloquently put it, "the institution of marriage is already in trouble, long before gays were getting married." Why yes, a few straight people here and there have kicked the value of marriage around time and time again with adultery and divorce. ;)

So Oprah replied:

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Minnesota Becomes 12th State To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage!

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Woo hoo!

Minnesota State Senators warmed our hearts today by passing a measure allowing same-sex couples to marry!

The Land of 10,000 Lakes lawmakers voted 37 to 30 in favor, and the Governor is expected to sign it into law tomorrow!! Better late than never!!

State Senator John Marty, a democrat, was pleased as punch by the result.

He said:

“These families deserve the same rights and recognitions that we do. It’s finally happening."

We agree 100% and we couldn't be more thrilled!!

Minnesota, the birth place of Prince, becomes the 12th state in the Union to take this grand step toward LGBT equality!

Now everyone can purify themselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka regardless of sexual orientation, LOLz!!

Twelve states down, 38 to go!!

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Rhode Island Supports LOVE! Tenth State To Legalize Same Sex Marriage!!!

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Tears! Oceans full of happy tears!!!

Many non-straight humans in Rhode Island were granted the right to officiate their love last night, a right that is STILL denied to the majority of same sex couples the world over.

RI — which is a largely Catholic region– is now the tenth American state to legalize same sex marriage. The bill passed 56-15 in a State House vote.

House Speaker Gordon Fox, D-Providence — who himself is gay and is pictured embracing his partner (above) — said last night:

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France Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage!

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Vive la France!!

The country that represents romantic ideology to so many now represents REAL LOVE FOR ALL!

After months of harsh debate, Tuesday saw lawmakers approve the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in France, causing both cause for celebration and protest.

The bill, which will also give same-sex couples the right to adopt, won in the lower house with a 331-225 final vote. President Francois Hollande will now have to sign the bill before it becomes law, but nobody's really betting against it.

Opponents do hope they can block the legislation by sending it to Constitutional Council, but until that happens France currently stands as the ninth European nation to approve of same-sex marriage.

We're getting there, world! We're getting there!!

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