Jesse Tyler Ferguson has finally made an honest man out of Justin Mikita. The Modern Family star wed his attorney boyfriend of two years in New York over the weekend. The couple announced their engagement last September. Ferguson is just the latest gay celebrity to tie the knot in the past month. John Barrowman married his longtime partner and the Fabulous Beekman Boys also made it official.
The Backstreet Boys premiered their brand new video on Good Morning America today. It shows couples watching television witnessing historic moments in history- the 1969 moon landing, the falling of the twin towers on 9/11 and the recent Supreme Court DOMA ruling. That’s right, BSB is getting all marriage equality on us. I don’t normally get emotional watching music videos, but the last vignette surprisingly touched me.
“BSB wants to show our support for the LGBT community and we believe that two people of the same sex should have the right to get married,” A.J. McLean explained to GMA. “The concept of the video is based on the song, which tells a story of how love conquers all and ‘in a world like this’ that we live in, with all the craziness and negative energy that can go around, with real love you can overcome anything.”
“In A World Like This” is the lead cut from their upcoming eighth studio album. The boy band reunited with their longtime collaborator Max Martin for the up-tempo track. Even before watching the clip, I was already lovin’ it. It’s definitely their best since their hey day. While their other boy band compatriots band together for The Package Tour, BSB are hitting the road with DJ Pauly D and Jesse McCartney. Check out their new visual below.
With marriage equality already in effect in both New Zealand and Canada, it was about time the head of the Commonwealth do the same. British lawmakers have passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in England and Wales, with the first gay weddings expected to take place by next summer.
The law enables gay couples to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies in England and Wales. It also will allow couples who had previously entered into civil partnerships — which carry similar rights and responsibilities to marriage — to convert their relationships to marriage. All the bill needs now is official royal assent from Queen Elizabeth II which is expected to come later in the week.
With same-sex marriage now legal in England and Wales, the focus now shifts to Scotland. Once approved there, then every single gay person in Great Britain will enjoy full equality.
Remember that hilarious marriage equality clip where the gays threatened to marry straight men’s girlfriends? Still cracks me up no matter how many times I watch it. That was followed with the straight guys filming their own video responding to the threats. Wanting to join in on the action, the girlfriends also made a clip firing back at both clips.
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling, the straight men of Scotch Tape Productions have joined forces with the homosexuals for one last epic clip. Check out what happens when all the men appear in the same sketch. Sorry girlfriends (the female kind), once again you’ve been shunned. LOL. Check out the video below.
Indiana is one of the few states with a law banning gay marriage and no constitutional amendment. The state lawmakers have revamped a 1997 law that makes furnishing false information on a marriage license a class D felony. Because Indiana marriage license forms have a space for “male applicant” and “female applicant”, any same-sex couple filling out the form would automatically violate the law. A person doing so would be guilty of a Level 6 felony, punishable by 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Love is certainly in the air. You can add Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge aka the Fabulous Beekman Boys to the growing list of gay celebrity couples tying the knot since last week’s Supreme Court DOMA ruling. Living up to their “Fabulous” name, the Cooking Channel reality stars hosted a fabulous rustic wedding at their farm in Sharon Springs, N.Y. The two have been dating since 2000. If you’re an Amazing Race fan, you’ll recognize them from the 21st season where they won the competition.
Among the 300 guests to share their special day (Friday June 28) was Martha Stewart who was on hand to broadcast their nuptials on her Sirius XM radio show. The lifestyle guru also contributed some 100 hard-boiled eggs to the potluck feast. Guests were asked to bring an “heirloom dish“- a dessert or side dish that had special meaning in their family- instead of gifts. Check out a couple pictures from their wedding below. Congratulations to Brent and Josh. We wish you all the best.
The long road is almost over. After a legal journey that has gone on for many years, two landmark gay rights cases will be decided by the US Supreme Court tomorrow morning. Here’s a look at some possible outcomes, and what they’ll mean.
California voters passed Proposition 8 in November 2008. The measure amended California’s constitution and banned same-sex marriage in response to a ruling from the California Supreme Court legalizing equal marriage in that state. A battle to have the measure overturned before state courts failed, and supporters of marriage equality recruited a legal dream team of Theodore Olson and David Boies to fight their cause in federal court. A district court held a full trial, after which the judge ruled that Proposition 8 violated the United States Constitution, and ordered that it no longer be enforced. Supporters of Proposition 8 appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals when California’s state officials refused to defend it, but lost at the Ninth Circuit as well. That ruling was appealed to the Supreme Court, which heard arguments in March.
So what are the possible outcomes?
Well that didn’t last long. First comes love. Then comes same-sex marriage. But then no baby carriage in this case just same-sex divorce. Equal rights for all. I kid ;)
After three years of marriage, Jane Lynch (52) and Dr. Lara Embry (44) have decided to part ways. The two met at a fundraiser in 2009 where Embry was being honored. The following year the happy couple married on Memorial Day in Sunderland, Massachusetts. The wedding was attended by 19 friends and family including Embry’s daughter, Haden, with whom Lynch has gotten very close. The Glee actress gave the following statement to People magazine.
“Lara and I have decided to end our marriage. This has been a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another. We ask for privacy as we deal with this family matter.” – Jane Lynch
Lynch can be currently seen on Broadway in the revival of Annie. If you missed the Tonys last night, click here to check out her performance during the telecast.