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Slovenian Parliament Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage And Adoption

VoteBy a vote of 51-28, Slovenia's Parliament today passed legislation that would amend the current marriage and family relations act to allow same-sex couples to legally be married and adopt. As STA reports, "A coalition of conservative groups has already announced efforts for a referendum." Slovenia is the 12th European nation to recognize same-sex marriage.

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News: Mr. Gay USA, Art, James Blunt, The Vatican

 road Europe's oldest gay gay and lesbian film festival, which has been around for 25 years, will run from November 27 - December 5.

Eddie road Mr. Columbia, SC crowned Mr. Gay USA.

 road Members of the Campaign Against Homophobia beaten after his arrest by Polish police.

 road Ryan Gosling is a mama's boy.

 road Members of the Westboro Baptist Church failed to show up for a previously announced protest of a production of The Laramie Project in Santa Ana, CA. That might have had something to do with the tires on their bus being slashed.

 road James Blunt thinks he saved us all from World War 3.

 road Hate on campus at community college in Oregon: "a poster at an Albany community college that contained hateful words about gays and lesbians was fraudulently attributed to the college's diversity center in an apparent protest of the center's sponsorship of a gay-rights film."

 road What makes Rev. Gene Robinson an effective leader is the way that he has dealt with his struggles in life.

 road Gay Top Chef contestant Dale Levitski talks about life after the show.

 road First openly gay fraternity comes to Indiana University.

 road Smithsonian art exhibition titled "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture," is the "first major museum exhibition to focus on sexual difference in the making of modern American portraiture."

 road Openly gay Briton detained in Syria, where he runs a shop with a shrine dedicated to Oscar Wilde.

 road Robert Pattinson goes for a dip in his skivvies.

 road The woman whose voice you hear on the subway train has never actually ridden the subway since she started that job.

 road The Vatican has banned an Irish Catholic priest from writing after he called homosexuality “simply a facet of the human condition."

News: Mel Gibson, The Sun, Earth Day, Outfest, The World Cup

 road Meredith Vieira borrows Lady Gaga's smokey shades.

 road Scientists believe that dark matter has been building up in the sun over the last 5 billion years.


 road It was only a matter of time before it exploded over the Internet. Listen to audio of Mel Gibson's incredibly racist rant here. And, yes, it's just as bad as you think it is.

 road Posh Spice is just like us: "I am a gay man in woman's body so God supposes I should love singers like Lady GaGa."

 road The top 10 presidential fashion flubs.

 road I think it was the fake lesbian kiss that put the final nail in Miley Cyrus's career.

 road Kylie Minogue on being diagnosed with cancer: "Oh yeah. It changes. I look back on it now and the terror is still very real. But going through that and then going straight back on the road as soon as I physically could do it, I look back on that and think 'were you nuts?'"

 road Gay bar in Slovenia met with Molotov cocktail and hateful graffiti such as "Death to faggots."

 road Lady Gaga will release an album of remixes next month.

 road A judge in Tennessee has approved a same-sex sexual harassment lawsuit involving two straight men.

 road The blue people of Avatar netted James Cameron a whole lotta green.

 road The man behind the gas mask in a well-known Earth Day photo is revealed.


 road Gail Collins on Levi Johnston: "(He) told People that he hoped that the Palins would 'forgive my youthful indiscretion.' This does not really sound like something that would come from a high-school dropout who gave his son the middle name of Easton because that is his favorite hockey equipment company. Bristol responded to her ex-boyfriend’s statement with one of her own, saying that 'part of co-parenting is creating healthy and honest relationships between the parents.' Also not the kind of word choice you normally hear from a 19-year-old."

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 road Glee will get an all Britney episode.

 road Spain will win the World Cup. Or so says an octopus.

They Bless The Rains Down in Africa


Perpetuum Jazzile, a jazz choir from Slovenia, does a great rendition of Toto's "Africa", but it's their recreation of a thunderstorm which is really, really excellent.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Photo: First Gay Marriage in Slovenia


Slovenia legalized gay marriage in late July. Yesterday, Mitja Blazic, right, and Viki Kern became the first gay couple to legally register in that country. Slovenia's unusual stipulation in allowing same-sex marriage was that no friends, relatives, or any third person be allowed to attend the ceremony, which can only be held in a state office.

It's good to see the strange rules aren't stopping anyone. Congrats to the happy couple.

Mr. Blazic has a blog, which you can enjoy if you read Slovenian.

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road.jpg Slovenia legalizes same-sex marriages. However, there's one stipulation: "No friends, relatives or any third person are allowed to attend the ceremony, which can be held only in a state office."

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