Ellen and Portia’s beautiful wedding video came out on YouTube. Take a look, and be sure to turn on your audio in order to enjoy the background music. It got me a little misty eyed! Miss their wedding announcement and pap pics? They weren’t nearly as nice, but you can find them – here
Let out a big yawn, flop your leg over some pillows, and snooze on through Sunday’s Sleep Teasers. Hey, we’re playing board games ’til after 3am over here, and I know you didn’t get much more sleep than me.
(Sexy links after the jump)
The New York Times recently reported on Massachusetts’s move to repeal a law from 1913 that banned out-of-state marriages that would not be recognized in their home states. According to The Times, this law may have been originally created to help out states with bans on interracial marriage. With that in mind, I am somewhat shocked that anyone dares to publicize their support for the 1913 ban, but then again people get pretty excited about anything that bolsters gay marriage. Former Gov. and perpetual bigot Mitt Romney used the law back in ’04 to back up his hate-based agenda. Now NY Governor Deval Patrick, Democrat and dad to a daughter who happens to be lesbian, is quick to note that the repeal is not only the right thing to do from an ethical standpoint, but it is also likely to help the economy. New York same-sex couples are anticipated to flock to Mass for their union ceremonies, considering that NY’s Gov. Paterson has his state ready to recognize same-sex unions from other states. A $111 million infusion is expected to roll in for the fine state of Massachusetts.
Congrats to California and all the happy newlyweds on the west coast! At 5:01 pm Monday, the state of California began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, due to the recent State Supreme Court ruling. Del Martin, 87, and Phyllis Lyon, 84 were the first to be married in a ceremony by Mayor Newsom himself – which is both fitting and beautiful. Their photo, from CNN.com, is above. They were also the same couple to be the first to marry last time around in Cali, but their marriage was struck down when courts ruled the licenses void. The Mayor announced that the move to license same-sex marriages was a shift to strengthen the institution of marriage. Newsom also responded to a limited amount of religious outcry (especially by Catholic Bishops, who issued a statement opposing the ruling) by noting that churches and other religious institutions may continue as they always have, since this is only a change in secular marriage rules. Yay for separation of church and state, which benefits both sides in this instance (and in general)! This makes for state #2 right now, with NY preparing to honor marriages from any state.
There are a million articles around the web on this, one by CNN.com can be found – here