Home Videos Photos

All tag results for supreme court

Video Believed To Be Of The United States' First Same-Sex Marriage Is Revealed!

first gay marriages 072411 04

Even though Minnesota will become the 12th state in the nation to legalize same sex marriage later this week, the state and the nation owe a great deal to a marriage that happened 42 years ago towards furthering the cause of marriage equality.

In 1971, Jack Baker and Michael McConnell were wed in Minneapolis in the first recorded, in more ways than one, same sex marriage ceremony.

The couple caused a controversy back then as the video of their marriage landed on WCCO's broadcast two years after, and later their marriage was declared illegal by Minnesota's Supreme Court. However, even though their married status was nullified, the couple back then predicted that equality would eventually happen.

And as of midnight on Wednesday, they'll be proven right.

In a fitting development, Jack and Michael aren't going to get married this week, because, in their words, they already are.

What an example of the perseverance of love and the progress we've made as a country! Congrats to Minnesota, and to Jack and Michael!

Ch-ch-check out the inspiration video of the United States first documented same sex marriage…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / 2 comments / Email this  »

Republicans Retreat From Same-Sex Marriage Fight!

Filed under: Gay Gay GayLegal MattersPolitik

boehner carrie devorah wenn

Republicans Republican't always have it their way! Especially if the Supreme Court has already ruled otherwise!

House leaders from the Republican party announced in a court filing today that it will not continue to try defending statutes that are similar to those in the recently struck down DOMA, which ban federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

Here's an excerpt of what they wrote:

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / 10 comments / Email this  »

Celebrate DOMA's Downfall With Tegan And Sara's Closer! See Their Marriage Equality Tribute HERE!

Tegan and Sara and Equal rights for everyone regardless of sexual orientation?!

These are two of our favorite things!

And apparently we aren't the only ones…

After the Supreme Court finally struck down DOMA last week, one T&S super-fan put together a stirring video to commemorate the occasion!

Ch-ch-check out Closer like you've never seen it before (above)!

Aww!! What a heart-warming glimpse into the lives of just a few of those made infinitely more happy by marriage equality!!

We love it!!!

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Neil Patrick Harris To Finally Get Hitched! Cheers!

nph and david burtka

Well, now we know of at least ONE wedding we'd looove to suit up for…

The How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris and his 7-year fiancee David Burtka are finally tying the knot (eventually)!

TRUE STORY!

At the Vegas opening of Michael Jackson ONE, NPH revealed:

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / 4 comments / Email this  »

Bert And Ernie Cuddle Up To Watch Gay Marriage Decision On The Cover Of The New Yorker!

Filed under: Gay Gay GayPolitikThe Muppets

new yorker cover bert ernie gay marriage

Ch-ch-check out the AH-mazing, adorable, and uplifting illustration by artist Jack Hunter of one of our favorite Muppet couples, Bert and Ernie, celebrating the recent historic Supreme Court decision on gay marriage! (above)

The cover, aptly named Moment of Joy, is set to come out for next week's edition of The New Yorker. Hunter had originally submitted it unsolicited to a Tumblr, and we're so glad it got selected, as it perfectly embodies the joy, pride, and relief of this moment!

Congrats to couples everywhere celebrating the good news of the past week, including you, Bert and Ernie! We'd love to see Rubber Duckie be the Best Man at your (hopefully soon to be) wedding (aka what should be plot of the next Muppet movie)!

[Image via The New Yorker.]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / 13 comments / Email this  »

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

cyndi lauper doma talk dallas concert

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:

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / 2 comments / Email this  »

New Crossfire Hosts Clash Over Same Sex Marriage Ruling And Slam Kim Kardashian!

Filed under: TV NewsGay Gay GayPolitikKim Kardashian

Crossfire isn't even back on the air yet, and the hosts are already duking it out!

The classic CNN debate show is set to return in the fall, but hosts Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter, Van Jones, and S.E. Cupp are ready to go now on the Supreme Court's landmark Prop 8 decision!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see a sneak peek of what you can expect to see when Crossfire gets reloaded!

Ouch!

Something tells us Kim Kardashian won't be guesting any time soon!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / 9 comments / Email this  »