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Gay Teen’s Straight Friend Asks Him To Prom With Hella Cute ‘Promposal’

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Despite the series of inappropriate prom proposals appearing in various news stories this prom season, a young gay teen received an adorable "Promposal," from his straight best friend reports newnownext. Las Vegas high school student Anthony Martinez posted to Twitter that he wished a boy at his school would ask him to prom, stating that he didn’t care whether it was an official date or not but just a date to the school prom.

Martinez's straight best friend, Jacob Lescenski considers Martinez as a brother to him and decided to ask him to prom after his other date declined. Lescenski asked close friends of his to help him assemble and create a giant poster for Martinez.

Said Lescenski:

"I decided on going to prom alone because my original date idea didn't work out so well. Then one night I saw Anthony, who is my best friend, tweeting about wanting a date.

"So, I came up with the poster idea, asked my friend Mia to make it and asked him that next day. No one knew about it except for me, my friend Jamie and Mia who made the poster. It was a giant surprise to everyone, especially Anthony!"

Lescenski "Promposed" to Martinez on Wednesday at school shortly after lunch where Martinez was in the lunch room selling prom tickets. After selling tickets, Martinez ascended a pair of stairs on his way to class where he was met by Lescenski and the giant poster asking him to prom. Martinez happily accepted Lescenski's cheeky "Promposal."

Said Martinez:

"I saw this giant poster and assumed it was for another person—until I read 'You're hella gay.'"

The proposal has since spread like wildfire across social media, with many of the posts praising and expressing positivity toward the two. Martinez has already clarified on Tumblr that the date will include pictures, dinner and dancing; strictly platonic of course.

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Las Vegas Chapels Refuse To Marry Same-Sex Couples - VIDEO


A number of wedding chapels in Las Vegas, including the Elvis Chapel, are refusing to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies, reports The Washington Post.

After a federal appeals court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage in Nevada was unconstitutional, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority produced a full-page same-sex marriage ad with the tagline “Now you can say ‘I do’ to one more thing here.”

Despite a state public accommodations law prohibiting venues from discriminating based on sexual orientation, a local television channel found that several chapels are nonetheless refusing to marry same-sex couples.

Dolly Deleon, owner of the 24-hour Vegas Wed Chapel, said that her Christian faith would not allow her to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies:

“I would be a hypocrite if I said I’m a Bible-believing person and yet I would perform marriage that I believe is solely against God’s law.”

However, according to Tod Story of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, wedding chapels - as opposed to churches and places of worship - are not covered under the Public Accommodation Law of Nevada. For-profit wedding venues that turn away same-sex couples can be charged with a misdemeanor. 

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'The Wedding Capital Of The World' Wants You To Say 'I Do' In Las Vegas


After same-sex marriage became legal in Nevada last week, Las Vegas - the “Wedding Capital of the World” - released a marketing campaign aimed at LGBT couples, reports Huffington Post.

The tag line for the main ad - "Now you can say 'I Do' to one more thing here."

Two versions of the ad were produced - the smaller one at the top of this post and the full version which you can see, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Dancing Boy Steals The Diva Spotlight From Anchor In Las Vegas News Spot: VIDEO


At a recent mall opening in Las Vegas, all eyes were most definitely not on news anchor Patranya Bhoolsuwan. One boy (above left, in black), staring down the camera with a confident gaze, stole the spotlight and achieved diva status with his killer dance moves. With everyone else wildly waving their arms and screaming at the camera, this kid opted to set himself apart, giving us some "Single Ladies" hip-bobbing and hints of "Paris is Burning" vogue realness (along with a hilarious stank face full of disdain for his fellow mall-goers). 

Gawker reported that the news anchor herself had to bow down and admit defeat. She sent out a tweet about the video and a follow up pose with the diva-in-training:

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Same-Sex Marriage Once Again On Hold In Nevada, 9th Circuit Rescinds Mandate In Idaho


After Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued an order earlier today stating that his stay of the 9th Circuit's ruling yesterday only applies to Idaho and not to Nevada, it seemed that same-sex couples, who were originally slated to be able to get married today starting at 2 P.M., would once again have the opportunity to marry. However, in a series of tweets sent out by Clark County (which encompasses Las Vegas), it appears that same-sex marriage is once again delayed in the Silver State:

The issuance of #marriagelicenses to same-sex couples is on hold due to pending motions in the courts #Vegas #9thCircuit...The #9thCircuit is currently considering whether to recall the mandate to the District Court requiring an injunction...#Vegas #samesexmarriage...Our #MarriageLicenseBureau had expected to begin accepting marriage license applications from same-sex couples today at 2 p.m. #Vegas...It is unclear at this time when we will be able to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples #Vegas #9thCircuit

As mentioned in the above tweets, the 9th Circuit is also considering whether to recall its mandate issued yesterday that same-sex marriages must begin in Nevada immediately following its ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. The court has, however, already rescinded its mandate as it applies to Idaho. BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner reports:

Subsequent to the second order from Justice Anthony Kennedy, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recalled the mandate in the Idaho marriage case, per an order it filed Wednesday afternoon.

Additionally, regarding the Coalition for the Protection of Marriage’s request before the 9th Circuit asking it to recall its mandate in the Nevada marriage case, the court called for responses to that request by 5 p.m. PT Thursday. 


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