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U.S. District Judge Perez Gimenez has issued a ruling upholding Puerto Rico's ban on same-sex marriage. Equality on Trial reports: Citing Baker v. Nelson and the First Circuit Court of Appeals decision striking down Section 3 of the federal Defense... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Towleroad
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Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted in the NFL, has been cut from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad, ESPN reports: The Dallas Cowboys have waived defensive end Michael Sam from their practice squad and signed linebacker... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Towleroad
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American Idol alumnus Von Smith teamed up with Scott Bradlee and his Postmodern Jukebox to give Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" an injection of Motown-style smooth. Watch Smith and the Jukebox shake, shake, shake, AFTER THE JUMP... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Towleroad
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Conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat recently joined the anti-gay Benham Brothers as speaking guests at a fundraiser for the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a vocally anti-gay group that, as Media Matters points out, "works to defend anti-LGBT discrimination... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Towleroad
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"Welcome To New York", the latest single off of Taylor Swift's new album co-written by Ryan Tedder, celebrates not only the city that never sleeps but also the way the city is a place where you can be "who you... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Towleroad
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(Photo via Twitter) With the news from Wyoming's Governor and Attorney General that the state will not appeal a district judge's ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, same-sex couples are officially able to marry in the... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Towleroad
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Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead has made good on his promise not to appeal a ruling that came down last week that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, BuzzFeed reports: The State Defendants, Matthew H. Mead, Governor of... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Towleroad
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Shia LaBeouf shows off his buff physique for Interview Magazine's latest issue. He talks with Elvis Mitchell about his dark upbringing and, among other things, that now-infamous run-in with Alan Cumming: LaBEOUF: ...Really I'm gaining control over myself again. I've... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Towleroad
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In the latest installment of gay web-series Go-Go Boy Interrupted, former go-go Danny has to deal with the harsh repercussions that come from gaining internet notoriety on a popular gossip blog. Watch as Danny continues to struggle with life after... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Towleroad
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Earlier today, we told you about South Carolina congressional candidate Anthony Culler and his comments labeling gays as "gremlins" and "bullies." Culler also called same-sex marriage a "pestilence." Now, despite the backlash he has received for these remarks, Culler is... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Towleroad
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The songstress turned in a soulful performance over the weekend of Sam Smith's breakout ballad about one night stands and the modern (gay) man, saying that she loves the smash hit because it's "bluesy" and a real "singer song." Watch... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Towleroad
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Republican candidate for South Carolina's sixth congressional district Anthony P. Culler took to Facebook to voice his displeasure following the Supreme Court's decision earlier this month not to review any of the seven petitions on gay marriage it was considering,... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Towleroad
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A federal judge in Arkansas has set November 20 as the day he will hear arguments concerning a challenge to the state's gay marriage ban. The AP reports: U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Monday scheduled a Nov. 20 hearing... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Towleroad
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Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being A Wallflower, We Need To Talk About Kevin) will play comics character The Flash in Warner Brothers/DC Comics' superhero franchise that will include a solo feature coming in 2018. BuzzFeed reports: Miller will star... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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Could Republicans ever nominate a pro-gay marriage candidate for President? From the Daily Caller: "In surveys I’ve conducted among early state Republicans, there is a real willingness to embrace the freedom to marry. Among New Hampshire and Nevada Republicans there... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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Neil Patrick Harris will host this year's Academy Awards ceremony on February 22nd. Though Harris has become a master of ceremonies extraordinaire in recent years, this will be his first stint helming the Oscars. Variety reports: Harris has performed on... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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Michiel Huisman, who you may recognize as Daario Naharis from Game of Thrones, takes a star turn in Baz Luhrmann's "mini-film" for Chanel's No. 5 alongside über-model Gisele Bündchen. The film also features a haunting rendition of "The One That... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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Following obstinate and obstructionist moves from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to let stand a 4th Circuit ruling striking down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban, a decision that... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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As we reported yesterday, Idaho Governor Butch Otter has "for now" agreed to let same-sex marriage begin in Idaho following the 9th Circuit's mandate that Idaho rescind its marriage ban. Today, hundreds of couples have shown up around the state... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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South Carolina's Attorney General Alan Wilson, who in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this month requested that the state Supreme Court stop judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, now insists that his opposition to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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After Federal Judge Timothy Burgess ruled on Monday that Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, the state requested a stay of the ruling that would effectively halt same-sex marriage in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Judge Burgess yesterday... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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In May we told you about comedian Jimmy Fowlie and his LA-based sketch comedy show Go-Go Boy Interrupted. Fowlie is back with a web-series based on his show that looks at what happens when a go-go -- who doesn't have... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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An amateur video from avid waterman and surfer Donnie Griggs captured the astonishing sight of over 100 sharks chowing down on some local grub (i.e. fish): On Thursday, October 8 at around noon, while at a retreat at Cape Lookout... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Towleroad
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Channing Tatum and Steve Carell star in the highly anticipated upcoming film Foxcatcher about a wrestler (Tatum) who wants to be the best wrestler in the world and a mysterious older benefactor (Carell) who offers him his patronage. What begins... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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Idaho Governor Butch Otter has announced that same-sex marriages will be allowed to begin tomorrow in the Gem State as planned. As BuzzFeed reports, Otter's office issued a statement that made sure to note the governor's continued belief in "traditional... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Towleroad
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