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Stephen Fry Marries Partner Elliot Spencer

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After a quick engagement that was announced earlier this month, English comedian Stephen Fry has tied the knot with his partner Elliot Spencer.

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BBC reports the pair are thought to have begun their relationship last year. Spencer, who is 30 years Fry's junior, is a fellow comedian and writer. 

Congrats to the happy couple!


Tiffany Celebrates (And Advertises To) Gay Couples: PHOTO

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Tiffany & Co. is grabbing people's attention with more than their little blue boxes lately. The iconic jewelry retailer has launched a new engagement ring ad campaign that targets gay male couples and also features an actual gay couple (as opposed to relying on models). The company released a statement to ELLE Magazine heralding their first campaign focusing on same-sex love and marriage:

"Nowadays, the road to marriage is no longer linear, and true love can happen more than once with love stories coming in a variety of forms," said Linda Buckley, Tiffany & Co. VP of North American PR, in a statement to ELLE.com. "The Tiffany engagement ring is the first sentence of the story that a couple will write together as they create a life that is deeply intimate and exceptional, which is the message we hope to convey through this campaign."

The picture of the handsome couple in Tiffany's ad, who thus far have remained anonymous, also features a romantic and wistful caption sure to give any sap (yours truly included) a case of the "aww"s:

"Will you promise to never stop completing my sentences or singing off-key, which I'm afraid you do often? And will you let today be the first sentence of one long story that never, ever ends? Will you?"

Tiffany is not the first retailer to feature actual gay couples in its advertisements. You'll recall Banana Republic last year featured the stylish duo of Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent in a series of ads focused on "showcasing true relationships."


More Than 500 Couples Gather in Miami To Renew Vows: VIDEO

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Since same-sex marriage began in Florida on Monday, there have been many joyous celebrations had by newlyweds in the Sunshine State. However, as is often the case in states that at one time banned same-sex marriage, many gay couples in Florida had married outside the state in places where same-sex marriage was legal since they could not due so at home. Yesterday, over 500 such couples gathered in Miami to renew their vows and make it official in Florida. Miami New Times reports:

The atmosphere at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden was ecstatic as the couples -- who all had previously married in other states where gay unions were legal -- officially re-tied the knot in South Beach.

More than 500 attended the event, where Mayor Phillip Levine promised to make Miami Beach an international LGBT destination where weddings are now part of the agenda.

"In Miami Beach, when it comes to LGBT rights, there's no question," he told the Miami Herald. "It's a yes vote."

Watch the celebrations, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Out Chef Art Smith to Throw 101 Gay Weddings At Miami Beach Hotel

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With same-sex marriage now legal in Florida, out celebrity chef Art Smith has announced he will be joining forces with the James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami to throw a special wedding officiated by a mystery celebrity on Saturday, February 21st for 101 lucky gay couples, NewTimes Miami reports:

The event, coinciding with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, where Chef Smith cohosted the Big Gay Ice Cream Social, will feature food by some of Miami's best chefs, a party with a celebrity DJ, and a special cake created by Duff Goldman, star of Food Network's Ace of Cakes. 

The first 101 couples to tweet to @ChefArtSmith using #101GayWeddings will be invited to participate in the free wedding, complete with a celebrity minister to officiate the ceremony. Although the officiant has yet to be announced, it was assured that the person will be a "really big name." 

Each couple will be able to invite two guests to share the big day. Couples do not have to be Florida residents to enter but will have pay for travel to Miami if they're from out of town. 

An afterparty, in lieu of the Big Gay Ice Cream Social, is also being planned, with proceeds benefiting local LBGT charities. More info when that's announced.

Smith married his partner back in 2010 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.


Say 'I Do' To These 20 Twitter Pics of Marriage Equality Arriving in Florida: PHOTOS

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Yesterday we brought you news of the first same-sex couples to say "I do" in the Sunshine State. Today, same-sex couples have continued to wed across the state while Republican officials have largely either given up (e.g. Pam Bondi) or remained silent. As wedding bells ring in Florida, check out 20 of the best Twitter pics showing what equality looks like, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's Daughter Announces Engagement to Girlfriend

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Katherine Patrick (above left), Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s daughter, has announced her upcoming wedding to girlfriend Alisha Lemieux. The couple currently reside in the San Francisco Bay area where Patrick is pursuing her doctorate in psychology and Lemieux is studying sociology.

“The Governor and Mrs. Patrick joyfully announce the engagement of their daughter Katherine Wintersmith Patrick to Alisha Marie Lemieux of New Bedford,” Patrick’s office said in a press release:

"Ms. Patrick is a graduate of Smith College and is studying for her doctorate in psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California.  Ms. Lemieux is studying for her bachelor's degree in sociology at Mills College in Oakland, California.  The couple reside in the Bay Area."

Katherine Patrick has been active in her father’s campaigns, contributing to its social media presence and and appearing with the Governor in a number of LGBT events throughout Massachusetts.


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