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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.

clerks and those officiating ceremonies are also in trouble, find out after the jump

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.

check out pictures from their wedding after the jump

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.

Proposition 8

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?

Read about the possible outcomes after the jump…

Jane Lynch Divorces Wife

In: Celeb Gossip & News, Donovan

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.

For anyone who’s ever been in a long-term relationship, you know it’s not easy. After being with each other for many years, it’s easy to entertain the grass is greener theory and to take each other for granted. For myself, I’m guilty of the latter with Brian- 13 years and counting.

I’m sure William Campbell and John Hilton experienced many obstacles during their 54 years together. Freedom To Marry highlights the couple in this short and touching video. There’s nothing that gets me more sentimental than watching elderly couples holding hands on the street. I shed a tear inside every single time I see it.

The clip shows the couple’s time together over seven decades starting from the 50s. Loved seeing all the pictures of them from each decade. Sadly though, Bill passed away in May 2011 just seven weeks before New York legalized same-sex marriage. The title of the clip, “More Than Ever,” was named after the way Bill used to sign his letters to John during his time in the armed forces. He used to shorten it to just MTE. Awwww. Brian and I also have a short code we say to each other instead of saying I love you. Though it’s a sad ending, the four minute video is definitely worth watching.

watch the clip after the jump

If shirtless blue men turn your crank, you’re in luck. Apparently, the Smurfs are all gay with exception to Smurfette who’s actually the village hag. LOL. Clearly, the following video isn’t tied in with the upcoming Smurfs sequel but rather a parody promoting marriage equality. Humor is definitely a great way to spread the message.

My favorite Smurf in the clip is the one wearing a pink flower on their hat and holding a pink mirror. When Papa Smurf declares the village residents’ homosexuality, the flamboyant Smurf sarcastically delivers, “Shocker! Bet you didn’t Smurf that coming.” He has all the best lines in the clip. Check it out below.

watch the clip after the jump

Watch France’s First Official Gay Wedding

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!

With over 500 guests and 150 media crews watching on, Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau became the first gay couple in France to wed under a new law allowing legalizing same-sex marriage. The nuptials took place just days after President Francois Hollande signed the same-sex marriage bill into law on May 18, 2013.

40-year-old PR firm head Autin and 29-year-old government worker Boileau have been dating for over five years. The couple said “oui” in the southern city of Montpellier amid tight security. Extra police were drafted in amid fears the extreme-right might also attend. Hélène Mandroux-Colas, the mayor of Montpellier, who officiated the ceremony, received threats before the wedding.

According to Pink News, Autin and Boileau walked out to “L.O.V.E.” by Nat King Cole, and were greeted by Mandroux, who described the ceremony as a “historic moment.” She went on to say that the couple were a “symbol of France united”. After the ceremony, the couple walked out to “Love and Marriage“, by Frank Sinatra. Fans of Married… with Children will be familiar with the tune as it was the show’s theme song. Check out the ceremony below.

watch the ceremony after the jump

Same-sex marriage is sweeping the land. On the heels of Rhode Island and Delaware becoming the 10th and 11th state to legalize same-sex marriage respectively, Minnesota approved a bill to legalize gay marriage by a vote of 37-30. The bill now goes to Governor Mark Dayton, who will sign it into law during a ceremony tomorrow at 5 p.m. The law will take effect August 1.

Minnesota now joins Iowa as the other state in the region to be a safe haven for fabulous gay weddings. Could this set off a chain reaction in the area, making the Midwest the second region after New England to have gay marriage all sewn up. Two down, only ten more to go. In the last federal election, Minnesota became the first state to defeat an anti-gay marriage ballot initiative. Congrats all you homo Minnesotans. I expect an invite to a same-sex wedding soon ;)

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