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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 


Las Vegas Tourism Authority Celebrates 9th Circuit Decision: 'Vegas Just Got More Fabulous' - PHOTO

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No doubt posted in response to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling yesterday striking down same-sex marriage bans in both Nevada and Idaho, the Las vegas Convention and Tourism Authority took to their Facebook page to celebrate the expansion of equality. The group posted the above photo of the iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign, modified with a hint of rainbow and captioned with, "Vegas just got more fabulous."

Now that marriage equality seems to be back on in the Silver State, Las Vegas does seem to be looking a little more fabulous after all. 


One Direction's Niall Horan 'Cracks Up' Over Gay Rumors After 'Kissing' Vine Surfaces: VIDEO

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One Direction's Niall Horan spurred rumors on the internet today after a Vine allegedly showing the singer kissing a male companion gained popularity on social media. Niall himself responded to the speculation on Twitter, saying: "all these rumours huh? you guys Crack me up".

 

 

From what we can tell, the blurry video seems open to interpretation and most likely just shows Niall trying to talk to a friend in a loud club. Still, the Vine will no doubt keep the hopes of many a fanboy and girl alive and well.

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