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04/23/2013

Towleroad Talking Points: Marriage Equality in France!

French-parliament-legalis-010BY SAM GREISMAN

A look back at today's top stories

GAY NEWS

Despite a wave of anti-gay violence in the country, France has become the latest nation to legalize same-sex marriage. The measure was approved 331-225 in the National Assembly. Good news too on the home front where a marriage equality bill has passed through the House in Delaware and now moves on to the state Senate. The Rhode Island Senate may also be reviewing a marriage equality bill as early as tomorrow

An openly gay former kicker for Middle Tennessee State wants a shot at the NFL and if he is successful he would be breaking a very big barrier. If he does make it to the pros, he will have one less ally there to support him as New Orleans Saint and gay rights activist Scott Fujita has announced his retirement

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ENTERTAINMENT

Jimmy-Kimmel-Made-Up-Coachella-Bands

Check out the third oepisode of the web-series that has been called "Girls with a bunch of gay guys". Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman are back for the latest installment of the Thor series. The buffoonery of CNN during the Boston manhunt last week continues to provide entertainment for Jon Stewart. And have you ever wondered what Downton Abbey would be like if it were a musical?

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VIDEO OF THE DAY

Jimmy Kimmel proves what we all may have suspected all along, that Coachella is full of terribly stupid people

Posted Apr. 23,2013 at 10:30 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (0)


Sh*t I Love: VIDEO

Wilson

An uplifting new song with a great message from Jake Wilson and Alysha Umphress about letting go of the bullsh*t and focusing on the things that make you happy in life (such as, mmm, love and hot showers).

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

Umphress

Posted Apr. 23,2013 at 8:30 PM EST by in Alysha Umphress, Jake Wilson, Music, Music Video, News | Permalink | Comments (7)


Three Years in the Life of Our Sun: VIDEO

Sun

A stunning three-year time-lapse of the celestial body that gives us life:

In the three years since it first provided images of the sun in the spring of 2010, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has had virtually unbroken coverage of the sun's rise toward solar maximum, the peak of solar activity in its regular 11-year cycle. This video shows those three years of the sun at a pace of two images per day.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Apr. 23,2013 at 8:07 PM EST by in News, Space | Permalink | Comments (9)


Super Bowl Champ Kurt Warner Hopes NFL Accepts Gays in Football: VIDEO

Warner

Former NFL Quarterback (and prominent Christian) Kurt Warner is a host on the new USA reality show The Moment, in which contestants are given a second chance to pursue careers.

At a press interview for the show, Warner was asked about the recent talk of gays in the NFL. Warner spoke of his days in the sport:

"It's unfortunate that if there were individuals that felt they couldn't be who they were in an NFL locker room or because of the nature of the game that's a detriment to our society and to what we did in the National Football League or in football in general. I'm interested to see what happens because it is an interesting culture when you're talking about a 'man's sport' or a 'man's game' and how that is all gonna be construed, but I hope that the NFL and football in general, and sports in general accepts it the way that they should accept it and be able to move forward."

He said he would absolutely not discourage a gay contestant who came on his show with the dream of being a quarterback:

"We should never stand in the way of people being who they are and allowing that to affect their career."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Apr. 23,2013 at 7:21 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (12)


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1353

MARRIAGE NEWS WATCH: AFER's Matt Baume on New Zealand, Colombia, Vietnam and Delaware (recorded before today's events).

MANATEES: Underwater with the sea cows on Earth Day.

ANNIE: The Norwegian songstress is back on a new Ralph Myerz track produced by Royksopp.

ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION: With vloggers Hannah Hart, Tyler Oakley, Ze Frank, and Meg Turney.

For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

Posted Apr. 23,2013 at 6:47 PM EST by in News, Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (1)


Delaware House Passes Marriage Equality Bill in 23-18 Vote

Delaware

Delaware's House has approved HB 75, the marriage equality bill, in a 23-18 vote.

The bill now moves to Senate consideration.

Equality Delaware asks residents to contact their legislators here.

The Delaware Senate currently has a 13-8 split in favor of Democrats. Governor Jack Markell has promised to sign legislation if it hits his desk.

Listen to the bill's sponsor, Rep. Melanie George Smith, speak today on the House floor, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via good as you)

Posted Apr. 23,2013 at 5:59 PM EST by in Delaware, Gay Marriage, News | Permalink | Comments (20)



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