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Rep. Denver Riggleman of Virginia appears to be at war with his own party after his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives decided he’s not homophobic enough for them. It all started when Riggleman agreed to officiate a gay wedding over the weekend. According to the Washington Post, the couple volunteered from his campaign a while back and eventually became friends with him. So they asked Riggleman to preside over their wedding on Sunday. NBD, right? Wrong! Apparently, Riggleman’s colleagues didn’t like this...

The Evangelical Covenant Church, a 134-year-old denomination of the American evangelical church, voted this past weekend to defrock pastor Dan Collison and expel his church First Covenant Church of Minneapolis for permitting a staff member to officiate same-sex marriage in 2014. The Guardian explains what actions got the church and its pastor censured: “In 2014, a First Covenant staff member officiated at an offsite wedding of two women from the church worship band. The church has also put out a “love...
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The bill passed 26-0 in the state Senate on Thursday, 21 March Lawmakers in Alabama have unanimously voted to stop issuing marriage licenses. This is because some of the state’s judges don’t want to provide marriage licenses to same-sex couples. What happened? The Alabama Senate approved this bill on Thursday, 21 March. Sponsored by Republican Sen. Greg Albritton, the bill passed 26-0. It will now move to the state’s House. If passed, Alabama will become the only state where marriage licenses would...
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Thirty-eight couples took part in a mass wedding event on Saturday, ahead of the presidency of the far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro Dozens of same-sex couples tied the knot Saturday at a mass gay wedding ceremony in São Paulo, Brazil. Many LGBTI people in the South American country are fearful for their rights following the election of Jair Bolsonaro, to the position of President. The far-right leader of the Social Liberal Party, Bolsonaro takes office 1 January 2019. https://www.instagram.com/p/BraWcEKHtIF/?utm_source=ig_embed Bolsonaro has made numerous homophobic...
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I’m the first to admit I was such a flamboyant little fairy growing up during my childhood. I yearned to play with my cousin’s Barbie dolls rather than the mostly-female action figures I had. Then, oh man, the Spice Girls came about and Lord, all I ever wanted was a Ginger Spice Doll! I cried in the middle of KB Toys when my mother refused to purchase one for me. Still waiting on that gift, mom – Christmas is...
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The Canadian province of Alberta is about to get its first same-sex wedding for a cabinet minister. Ricardo Miranda has already made history before. In 2015, he became the first openly gay, Jewish, Hispanic person elected to Alberta legislature. He’s now the minister of culture and tourism. Now according to CBC/Radio Canada, Miranda’s personal life and political life are affecting each other in ways they never have before. On July 4, 2015, Miranda was visiting the Lesser Slave Lake area for a...
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Who doesn’t love a good wedding? Long-running Australian soap opera Neighbours has made headlines as the show celebrated the series’ first-ever same-sex wedding. Check out a recap on the love story between “David” and “Aaron” below: https://twitter.com/NeighboursTV/status/1035814770304143361?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1035814770304143361&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Finstinctmagazine.com%2Fpost%2Faustralias-neighbours-celebrates-marriage-equality-first-same-sex-wedding In the 33-year run of the popular show, 42 couples have said ‘I do.” And a Neighbours wedding is always a big to-do. Back in 1987, pop star Kylie Minogue was a cast member who saw her character, “Charlene,” get hitched to longtime love “Scott” in a TV...
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Today marks the exact five year anniversary of when the state of Rhode Island had its first same-sex weddings. While the famous Obergefell v. Hodges case brought marriage equality to the entirety of the United States of America, the state of Rhode Island legalized gay marriage back in 2013. Then on August 1st of that year, many couples walked down the aisle. Rhode Islanders are now celebrating the fifth anniversary of their marriages and the trials they went through to get...
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Neighbours is set to make history with its first ever same-sex wedding. Despite having a great track record when it comes to representation of gay and lesbian characters, the hit Australian soap has yet to feature a same-sex wedding – but that’s all about to change. In a recent episode, longtime Ramsay Street resident Aaron Brenna (Matt Wilson) proposed to on-off boyfriend David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) after organising a spontaneous trip to the beach – and it was totally adorable. Aaron’s plan...
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Although same-sex marriages outside of churches has been legal in Scotland since 2014, the Scottish Church’s law hadn’t changed. However, last week the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly voted by 345 to 170 votes to start changing their laws so same-sex couples can marry in their churches. The measure was proposed by Rev. Bryan Kerr. Speaking to iNews, Rev. Tom Gordon said: “I have two daughters, both of whom are married. I have one gay daughter in a same-sex marriage. “When my...
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Neighbours will hold its first ever same-sex wedding. The soap is in a race to become the first programme on Australian TV to show a same-sex couple tying the knot, but will take a big step towards that landmark this week. On May 18, the country’s longest-running drama – which has been on our screens for 33 years – will feature a gay proposal. And it sounds like it’ll be adorable, as long-term partners Aaron Brennan and David Tanaka both go to...
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We've covered same-sex wedding proposals at concerts before, Adele, Beyonce, and so on. You know what?!?! We love it! Love is love and we love to see people happy! Demi Lovato used her stage time in Inglewood, California on Friday night to invite her friend and American Idol alum Rayvon Owen onto the stage. Her other friend, and Owen's partner Shane Bitney Crone, was waiting underneath the stage and came up to the surface via a trap door to surprise his...
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Plus: A four-point guide to navigating all things queer nuptials. At our third tasting, I texted my fiancé, Nate, from under the table. “What’s actually happening?” We were seated at a restaurant that could potentially cater our wedding. But for the past 20 minutes, the caterer had only been addressing the straight couple seated next to us. The man—tall and proper, if not a bit stiff—was going on about cancellation policies, that toddlers didn’t count toward the final guest count, and how...
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Union County magistrate Gayle Myrick resigned rather than officiate same-sex weddings. A former North Carolina magistrate has won a $300,000 legal settlement from the state after claiming she was forced to resign because her religious beliefs prevented her from marrying gay couples. Union County magistrate Gayle Myrick resigned in 2014 after federal courts ruled that North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Myrick initially asked if she could be allowed to stay on without having to give marriage licenses to...

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