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Yesterday, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard two cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin. There was a lot of speculation as to who would be on the three judge panel that would hear the case.... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Towleroad
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She's baaack! HBO has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming second season of The Comeback that sees Valerie Cherish up to her old antics. Get teased, AFTER THE JUMP... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Towleroad
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The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a request by the state of Utah to extend its deadline for filing an appeal in a case challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban, according to KSL Utah. Utah Attorney General Sean... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Towleroad
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Berlin's first openly gay mayor will resign by the end of the year. Happy Birthday, Alexander Skarsgard! Israel and Hamas agree to long term cease-fire. Scorcese film Shutter Island being developed into HBO series. Republicans now have a 67% chance... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Superman stars Henry Cavill and Amy Adams have both joined the chorus of celebrities taking the ALS ice bucket challenge. However, it was the Man of Steel himself who took the challenge to new heights of frigidity (and some might... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals today heard oral arguments in two cases that challenged the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, respectively. As the AP reports, the three judge panel composed of Judges Richard Posner, Anne... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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The 6.0 quake that hit Napa County, California early Sunday morning was the largest to hit the bay area in 25 years. The U.S.G.S. has estimated the damage from the earthquake may be as much as $1 billion. Scores of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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One of Pat Robertson’s 700 Club viewers recently wrote in asking for the right-wing-nut’s advice because her 13-year-old step-son “who lives with his mother most of the time” has “crushes on boys.” Robertson made sure to respond with the tried-and-true... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Not to be outdone by the Looking crew, Mr. Quinto shared a somewhat revealing photo of himself watching a bit of the Emmys in between filming scenes for his new movie, Michael, about 'ex-gay' activist Michael Glatze that stars James... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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During last night's Emmys broadcast, comedian Billy Crystal gave a moving tribute to the life and legacy of Robin Williams. Crystal spoke about Williams' brilliant work, his unique and unrivaled creative genius and his many virtues as a friend. Perhaps... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Some of the lads from HBO's Looking got together for a little Emmy viewing party last night (as you do) and were notably upbeat despite the fact that their show did not receive any nods from Emmy voters. Looking's creator... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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As Ari Ezra Waldman reported earlier, today's hearing on marriage equality before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hinges in some part at least on the three judges chosen to hear the arguments. Those judges have now been revealed as... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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Find out if your favorites went home with statues. See the complete list of last night's winners, AFTER THE JUMP... Drama series WINNER: Breaking Bad, AMC Downton Abbey, PBS Game of Thrones, HBO House of Cards, Netflix Mad Men, AMC... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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The city of Tempe, Arizona will today vote on Proposition 475, a measure that would protect workers from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, AZ Central reports. While Tempe's city council earlier this year unanimously approved... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Towleroad
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What happens when you put a bossy bottom with high sexpectations together with a clueless top? Episode 6 in the latest season of My Gay Roommate attempts to find out. Watch as lovers try to bridge the gap when their... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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Focus on the Family says court ruling that fined an upstate New York wedding venue for turning away a same-sex couple constitutes a "home invasion." Family of Tyler Clementi, the college student who took his own life after his roommate... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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The Supreme Court has decided to stay the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling that found Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional. As Chris Geidner from BuzzFeed reports, the lower court's ruling is on hold until the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state, nullifying a provision of the state's ban on same-sex marriage that forbade gay couples wed elsewhere from being recognized as married in the Hoosier... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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In her latest installment of “In Bed With Joan”, Joan cuddles up next to RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio. On the agenda? How to go to the bathroom when you ‘tuck up,’ which Broadway divas are the douchiest,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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As we previously reported, Ireland is set to have a referendum on gay marriage in 2015. In the lead up to the vote, Irish activist group LGBT Noise has released a video spoofing the “Armagayddon” that sadly some believe will... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of appeals yesterday denied a request by Idaho Governor C.L. 'Butch' Otter for an ‘en banc’ hearing of its appeal of U.S. District Magistrate Candy Dale’s decision from May of this year which struck down... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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Following nearly 10 hours of debate, the City Council in Fayetteville, Arkansas voted to pass a controversial non-discrimination ordinance by a vote of 6-2 at 3:20 AM Wednesday morning. The ordinance will provide protections for citizens against discrimination based on... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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We’ve seen ice bucket challenges that were shirtless, backless, Bom-bastic, and also Pratt-tastic. But James Franco, ever determined to entertain you, decided to take things a step further, completing the ALS ice bucket challenge pantsless, wearing only a “Moby Dick”... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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The Fayetteville, Arkansas City Council is meeting now and hearing speakers as they take up the proposed LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance (NDO). Click HERE to watch the meeting unfold LIVE. One of the items at stake is whether the public will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Towleroad
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Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has asked the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals for an extension in filing his appeal of a federal judge’s decision that the state must grant spousal benefits to the nearly 1,200 same-sex couples that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Towleroad