American Family Associations says gays will crush Christians, Mark Ruffalo tackles sex addiction, Modern Family considers a gay wedding.
Now that Prop 8 is essentially in the dustbin, Modern Family executive producer Christopher Lloyd says that the show will now consider a wedding for Mitch and Cam. “As you can imagine in Cam and Mitchell’s life, they would be feeling that a door has opened that was closed to them. Wouldn’t it be pretty tempting to think about walking through it? We imagine a lot of gay couples today are deciding whether to get married now that it’s open to them. From our standpoint, that’s something to explore.”
We had a number of celebrities announce engagements as a result of the Supreme Court rulings. Melissa Etheridge will be marrying Linda Wallem, the creator of Nurse Jackie, and Ted Allen is engaged to Barry Rice.
Southland has of course been canceled by TNT, although the stars say they’d be up for coming back on a third network. Michael Cudlitz loved the complexity of his character. “Everyone wants to pigeonhole you in a certain area, like, ‘Characters on Glee love singing and dancing, they’re gay! That’s totally different from me, because I don’t sing or dance… So that’s a completely shaped ‘gay,’ that person’s ‘gay.’ But John Cooper, that guy will f— you up.”
If you needed an excuse to watch Sam & Cat on Nickelodeon, Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams will be reuniting on the show. Who doesn’t love Laverne & Shirley?
Copyranter has collected some of the funniest gay ads of all time in honor of the Supreme Court rulings.
There was concern that the gay divorce bill in Canada was going to fail to pass this session, leaving thousands of couples in limbo that had flocked to the nation to marry, but couldn’t divorce because Canada required a one year residency for divorce. But thanks to some rapid parliamentary tricks, it looks like the bill will just squeak through.
California Governor Jerry Brown has directed county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples as soon as the stay in the ninth circuit is listed. The Attorney General has asked that the stay lift be fast tracked, rather than waiting the customary 25-30 days.
Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the Pentagon to begin figuring out how to implement full benefits for same-sex military couples as soon as possible. Limited benefits are schedule for October 1, but figuring those out took years, so we can hope that these are much simpler.
The ranking Catholic in the United States, Cardinal Timothy Dolan is not happy with the Supreme Court ruling. “The common good of all, especially our children, depends upon a society that strives to uphold the truth of marriage. Now is the time to redouble our efforts in witness to this truth. These decisions are part of a public debate of great consequence. The future of marriage and the well-being of our society hang in the balance.”
But President Obama thinks the court got it right. “This ruling is a victory for couples who have long fought for equal treatment under the law; for children whose parents’ marriages will now be recognized, rightly, as legitimate; for families that, at long last, will get the respect and protection they deserve; and for friends and supporters who have wanted nothing more than to see their loved ones treated fairly and have worked hard to persuade their nation to change for the better.
Northern Ireland went the other way though, deciding to not recognize the equality bill making its way through the House of Lords. In Northern Ireland, same-sex marriages will continue as civil partnerships.
Buzzfeed got a tour of the Pixar campus, and it’s just as magical as you thought it was.
Australian Prime Minister (and equality opponent) Julia Gillard lost a leadership ballot in her own party and will be resigning, paving the way for former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who has come to support marriage equality.