Katie Holmes is definitely jumping the Tom Cruise ship. The 33-year old actress filed for divorce yesterday after seven years of marriage to the Mission: Impossible and Rock of Ages star.
Tom, according to his lawyer, is "very saddened" by the breakup. Aren't we all...
Mere weeks after Gov. Lincoln Chafee ordered the state to recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state, House Speaker and longtime gay ally Gordon Fox says he plans to schedule another vote on equality next year.
…Fox told WPRI-TV's "Newsmakers" Friday he will schedule a vote early in the General Assembly session. He called the legalization of same-sex marriage "unfinished business" and "one of the main reasons" he's running again.
Fierce opposition from some last year prompted the Legislature to abandon a gay marriage bill and approve civil unions instead. Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed was among the opponents.
Marriage Equality Rhode Island says it "appreciates" Fox's commitment to holding a vote and that all eyes have turned to the Senate. The group says it's working with others to elect lawmakers supportive of gay marriage.
A Public Policy Polling survey conducted last year that 50% of Rhode Island citizens want to see marriage equality pass, while only 41% oppose it.
It appears at least one Canadian Sears location is feeling the gay pride. One wonders if One Million Moms, the group quixotically boycotting gay-friendly JCPenney, will cross the border to vent their hateful rage.
Conan O'Brien and his team at TBS always have their finger on the cultural pulse, which is why they sent comedian correspondent and Madonna fanatic Billy Eichner to the streets of New York and Tel Aviv to get the hilarious inside scoop on the Middle East's most pressing problems, like Iran's nuclear ambitions, whether the United States should help Israel defend itself and how Madonna wears her hair.
Groundbreaking stuff here, people, AFTER THE JUMP.
With a new socialist government in place, rumor has it that France will soon see marriage equality become a reality.
President Francois Hollande (pictured), who took office last month, had pledged to legalise gay marriage and adoption during his election campaign but had given no timeframe.
Since Hollande’s Socialists won an absolute majority in parliamentary elections two weeks ago, the conservative UMP party, which had opposed the measure under former president Nicolas Sarkozy, can do little to stop it.
"Within a year, people of the same sex will be able to marry and adopt children together," Dominique Bertinotti, junior minister for families, told the daily Le Parisien. "They will have the same rights and duties as any married couple."
Anyone down for a Parisian knot tying?
Yesterday, the DC Republican Committee (DCRC), the DC equivalent of a state party, became the first Republican state party to insert inclusive language into its party platform leading up to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
Under the heading of 'Family and Marriage,' the DCRC added, "We, the Republicans of the District of Columbia support the belief that all individuals, without regard to sexual orientation, are entitled to full and equal protection under the laws and the Constitution and that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect."
How long before other GOP committees disown the crew from DC, where same-sex marriage is already legal?