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Judge Stays Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling, Except for the Couples Who Sued

Judge Timothy Black has stayed his ruling ordering Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, except in the case of the four couples who sued. He says Ohio must recognize their marriages immediately, the AP reports.

T_blackBlack said the stay does not apply to the four couples who filed the February lawsuit that led to the court case and ordered Ohio to immediately list both spouses in each relationship as parents on their children's birth certificates.

In explaining the stay, Black said that although he doesn't think the state's appeal will succeed, there is still a chance the 6th Circuit could overturn his decision.

"The court recognizes that recognition of same-sex marriages is a hotly contested issue in the contemporary legal landscape, and, if (the) appeal is ultimately successful, the absence of a stay ... is likely to lead to confusion, potential inequity and high costs," Black said. "Premature celebration and confusion do not serve anyone's best interests."

The case will be appealed to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Posted Apr. 16,2014 at 1:31 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, News, Ohio | Permalink | Comments (7)

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme Plays a 'Disappointing Gay' on 'Portlandia': VIDEO


Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme guest stars on Portlandia. Carrie's brother stops by to introduce his boyfriend and Fred and Carrie are disappointed to learn that they don't live up to stereotypes.

IFC adds:

He doesn’t dabble in home decorating, he doesn’t give unsolicited fashion advice, and he and his boyfriend are total slobs. In fact, they like to do Jagerbombs for breakfast instead of drinking heart-healthy kale smoothies.

Check out a clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

UPDATE: Tyler Coates thinks the clip seems very familiar...

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Posted Apr. 16,2014 at 1:11 PM EST by in News, Portland, Television | Permalink | Comments (27)

'GMA' Goes Behind-the-Scenes of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' with Neil Patrick Harris: VIDEO


GMA talks with composer Stephen Trask and creator and originator John Cameron Mitchell, actress Lena Hall, and Neil Patrick Harris about the Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch which opens this month

Harris says he's becoming "manorexic" in watching his weight over the transformation but says what gives him the most enjoyment is seeing the "journey" taken by audience members during the production:

"For me, it's fun to play Hedwig and start the show with a lot of people kind of quizzically staring at me and thinking it's for shock value and by the end feeling like they're united with her."



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Posted Apr. 16,2014 at 12:00 PM EST by in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell, Neil Patrick Harris, News, Transgender | Permalink | Comments (16)

Ethiopian Government Backs Off Plans to Further Demonize Gays, Cancels Bill, Rally

In late MArch we reported that the Ethiopian government had introduced legislation to make criminal sentences of homosexuality 'non-pardonable' as activists in the country planned an anti-gay rally.

EthiopiaNow, the government says it believes current punishments against gays are "enough" and has withdrawn the bill and canceled a rally organized by religious groups affiliated with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, the AP reports.

Redwan Hussein, a government spokesman said the anti-gay rally was on certain groups' agenda, but not the government's.

"It is not a serious crime. Plus, it is not as widespread as some people suggest. It is already a crime and a certain amount of punishment is prescribed for it. The government thinks the current jail term in enough," said Redwan, who confirmed that gay crimes would not be added to the list of unpardonable crimes.

Currently, adds the AP, "same-sex acts are punishable by up to 15 years in prison. A 25-year jail term is given to anyone convicted of infecting another person with HIV during same-sex acts."

Posted Apr. 16,2014 at 11:35 AM EST by in Ethiopia, News | Permalink | Comments (6)

Why You Shouldn't Take a #Selfie Next to a Moving Train: VIDEO


Why you shouldn't take a selfie next to a moving train (if it isn't obvious already).

A. You might get hit by the train.

B. You might get kicked in the head by the conductor.

One of these two happened to Jared Michael.


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Posted Apr. 16,2014 at 11:15 AM EST by in News, Selfie | Permalink | Comments (22)

Dancer Mike Munich Presents His All-Male Version of Kylie's 'Sexercize': VIDEO


Mike Munich, a pop musician and dancer who has worked with Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, Adam Lambert, and Beyonce, shows off his physical attributes in a new 'Sexercize 2.0' video covering Kylie Minogue's recent single.

The clip, directed by Mairin Hart, and choreographed by Lisa Eaton, was filmed at Mansion Fitness in West Hollywood includes former Kylie dancers Willie Gomez and Zac Brazenas, from her 2011 “Aphrodite Les Follies World Tour”, as well as dancers Andrew Pirozzi and Steven Dehler.



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Posted Apr. 16,2014 at 10:52 AM EST by in Kylie Minogue, Mike Munich, Music, Music Video, News | Permalink | Comments (26)

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