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'The Young And The Restless’ Star Greg Rikaart Marries Boyfriend In Hawaii

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The Young and the Restless star Greg Rikaart married his longtime boyfriend, TV writer Robert Sudduth, on a gorgeous Maui beach on Wednesday. The Emmy award-winning Rikaart announced his nuptials on his Twitter page, posting the above photo from the modest ceremony.

Rikaart publicly came out two years ago on Twitter a day after the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

Congrats you two!

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Luxembourg's Openly Gay Prime Minister Xavier Bettel Is Now a Married Man: VIDEO

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Luxembourg's prime minister Xavier Bettel (above right) married his partner Gauthier Destenay at Luxembourg City Hall this afternoon, becoming the first leader in the European Union to wed someone of the same sex. 

HuffPost reports:

Greeted by scores of well-wishers outside city hall after the private ceremony, the couple, in dark suits and ties, waved to the crowd. Bettel, a liberal whose election 18 months ago ended decades of conservative rule in the traditionally Catholic country, hugged Destenay and said: “Luxembourg can set an example.”

Fellow youthful EU prime ministers Charles Michel, 39, of neighbouring Belgium, and Estonia's Taavi Roivas, 35, attended the civil ceremony conducted by Bettel's political ally and successor as mayor of the city of Luxembourg.

“I came to the wedding of a friend. It's a great moment for him and I had to be present,” Michel told Belgium's RTBF radio.

Bettel, a lawyer by training, publicly came out as gay in a radio show seven years ago. Destenay, already his boyfriend at the time, had still not come out.

Same-sex marriage began in Luxembourg in January. 

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WNBA Stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson Wed: PHOTOS

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WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson got hitched at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, E News reports

The wedding comes two weeks after Griner and Johnson were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct related to domestic violence at Griner's Phoenix home. Johnson later wrote about the incident in a caption on Instagram:

WE'RE OK! @brittneygriner and I are home, injury-free, and still wedding planning! We know we must set better examples, even during the most trying times, and we are EXTREMELY sorry for all the negative attention we brought to ourselves, our family, and the league. We are actively seeking help in order to do BETTER. Thanks for all the Love, Support, and Prayers that were sent our way. #LoveLife #StillBlessed #WorkInProgress #NobodysPerfect

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"I am committed to making positive changes and I plan to use what I have learned to set a good example and help make a difference in the world around me," Griner added in a statement released through her attorney following the incident.


Cuba To Hold Symbolic Mass Gay Wedding

6a00d8341c730253ef01b7c6cf56de970b-800wiCuba will hold a mass gay and transgender wedding ceremony this Saturday as part of its annual gay pride celebrations. The ceremony has been organized by Mariela Castro, LGBT rights activist and daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro. The mass wedding will be symbolic as same-sex marriage and civil unions are illegal in Cuba:

Reuters reports:

"We can't do a wedding, but we wanted to have a very modest celebration of love with some religious leaders," said Castro, head of the National Sex Education Center and a member of Cuba's National Assembly. "In the future we'll see what more we can do."

The participating Cuban religious leaders will be evangelical Christians, she said. Cuba's predominant religion is Roman Catholicism.

The ceremony was inspired by the mass wedding of more than 100 couples at the World Pride event in Toronto last June, Castro said.

Castro said she also wanted other Cubans to be able to share the experience she and her husband had of a spiritual but unofficial ceremony blessed by a religious leader.

Castro has long been known as an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights in Cuba. Last year, she defiantly voted against a proposed labor code that would have offered protections based on sexual orientation but not gender identity. The move was seen as historic given Cuba's autocratic one-party system where consensus rules. 


Dan Savage Mulls the Ridiculous GOP Gay Wedding Invitation Responses with MSNBC's Chris Hayes: VIDEO

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Dan Savage joined MSNBC's Chris Hayes to have a cackle at the Republican candidates tripping over themselves to "correctly" answer the gay wedding invitation question including Scott Walker, Rick Santorum, John Kasich, and others.

But Savage has an additional query:

“It really calls the question of why you would invite someone to your wedding who didn’t think that you should have one. It’s like inviting someone to your birthday party who doesn’t think you should have another birthday....It's a little awkward!"

And then takes an overview of the situation:

"When it comes to flesh and blood and family vs base, a lot of Republicans are having a hard time now choosing base over family, and that's really the whole trajectory of the LGBT civil rights movement right there in a nutshell.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Jon Stewart also had a take on it, which included a reference to Savage's infamous Google prank on Santorum's name. Watch that HERE.

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Rick Perry Says He 'Probably Would' Attend a Gay Wedding: LISTEN

Rick Perry got handed that "gotcha" question by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday. Here's how he responded:

Perry"Yeah, well, I probably would [attend a same-sex wedding]. But I think the real issue here, you know, is that's the 'gotcha' question that the Left tries to get out there...We need to be standing up and saying, hey, listen that's an interesting question, here's my answer but get this thing back to talking about how do we get Americans back working again...

...It’s the economy, and it’s national defense. And if you’re not really not talking about those two on a regular basis and coming up with solutions on how to get this country back working, how to get this debt under control, and how to put America back into a position of being respected by our allies and being an influence in the world, then you’re spending some time that frankly doesn’t need to be spent on some issues that are secondary or tertiary to the future of this country.”

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