Towleroad Talking Points: Bert And Ernie Celebrate Equality
A look back at today's top stories
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California made a huge announcement this evening by dissolving the stay on the Prop 8 ruling. Gay couples can get married in California immediately and Prop 8 plaintiffs Sandy Stier and Kris Perry and Jeff Zarillo and Paul Katami did! Prop 8 authors denounced the resumption of same-sex marriage as "lawlessness". Bert and Ernie of Sesame Street fame grace the cover of this week's New Yorker as they watch the Supreme Court verdict while sharing a very intimate moment. Meanwhile Bryan Fischer is screaming "child abuse" for some reason.
Still in a happy mood over the rulings? Check out this supercut of all the celebrations of equality. Lambda Legal gives us their perspective on what happened inside the Court and openly gay Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney couldn't hold back the tears while talking about the SCOTUS rulings.
The Family Research Council has a new ad campaign out about praying for forgiveness or something like that and the poster looks like something else entirely is going on. Indiana Governor Mike Pence has apologized for deleting pro-gay comments off of his Facebook.
In an example of true insanity, an openly gay Representative from Pennsylvania was apparently blocked from making comments in support of the Supreme Court's rulings because they were in "open rebellion against the word of God." So, we are just pretending that whole Church and State thing doesn't exist? Rand Paul thinks that gay marriage leads to polygamy and something called "non-human marriage". Also the Westboro Baptist Church is finally gonna do something about the filth that is One Direction.
Charlie Hunnam gives us the best reason to date to rush out and see Pacific Rim. Cher stopped by Watch What Happens Live last night and guest Anderson Cooper told her that he used to think she was his sister. And Alec Baldwin has blown a gasket again and this time he called someone "a toxic queen".
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