Starting December 2, couples wanting to get married in the Aloha State can do so. The state Senate passed a bill by a vote of 19-4 on Tuesday making Hawaii poised to become the 15th state to legal same-sex marriage. Only 35 more to go :) All that needs to be done is for Governor Neil Abercrombie to sign the paperwork.
Abercrombie, a vocal supporter, previously said, “I look forward to signing this significant piece of legislation, which provides marriage equity and fully recognizes and protects religious freedoms.” With Hawaii being President Obama’s home state, naturally he weighed in as well. “I’ve always been proud to have been born in Hawaii, and today’s vote makes me even prouder,” Obama said.
Undoubtedly, this will boost Hawaii’s tourism revenues through the roof. An estimate from a University of Hawaii researcher says the law will boost tourism by $217 million over the next three years. Insane. Check out a video from the Washington Post for more details about Hawaii’s decision.
If the majority of these kids end up growing up to become political leaders, the world will be a much better place in the year 2040. For some time now, YouTube personalities The Fine Bros. have filmed children reacting to a variety of things. This time around, they corralled a group of kids ranging from five to 13 years of age to watch two LGBT wedding proposals that went viral this year. One of which is that infamous Home Depot one.
For the most part, the kids are generally supportive. The ones who aren’t fully onboard can’t quite explain why. It’s all very interesting. If you’re watching Masterchef Junior, you might recognize Troy. He made it all the way to the Final 4 of the competition. Watch the latest Kids React clip below.
Google unveiled its new Nexus 5 smartphone earlier this week. The device has a 5-inch display and is tightly integrated with new Google search capabilities and Google Now, the company’s personal-assistant technology. It comes in black and white and costs $349 for a 16GB unlocked version or $399 for 32GB which is cheaper than Apple’s new iPhones.
What better way to capture the moments that matter than with Google’s new offering? There’s no other big moment than a wedding I suppose. The company debuted a commercial titled “I Do” which features weddings from all walks of life and culture. Naturally with marriage equality still a hot topic, a gay one is featured. Check out the ad spot below.
OWN gets its gay on this Sunday. Airing right before the network premiere of the beautiful documentary Bridegroom is a special episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter. Miss Winfrey sits down with comedienne Wanda Sykes, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Scandal star Dan Bucatinsky for an in-depth discussion about being gay in America.
The three out celebs share their own personal experiences including how their sexual orientation affected their Hollywood careers. They also go deeper and discuss parenting and the importance of marriage equality. Check out the promo below, along with the Bridegroom trailer. After that, be sure to click on the link to watch an exclusive clip of Oprah’s chatfest over at Entertainment Weekly. Can’t wait for this episode.
T.R Knight is officially off the market boys. According to US Weekly, the 40-year-old actor wed his longtime boyfriend Patrick in an intimate ceremony in upstate New York this weekend.
Based on Instagram photos, it appears a couple of his former Grey’s Anatomy co-stars attended the happy event. Katharine Heigl who played his BFF on the show flew in specifically for the ceremony. Kate Walsh who headlined the spinoff Practice Practice also partook in the festivities.
Knight can currently be seen in an off-Broadway production of Romeo & Juliet with Elizabeth Olsen, William Hurt and Daphne Rubin-Vega. Since his wedding took place during showtimes, his co-stars were unable to attend the ceremony. T.R.’s understudy finally got to strut his stuff on stage. Check out a photo of his husband below, along with his Grey’s co-stars.
Okay, the first part of that isn’t a surprise, I think everyone and their blind grandmother knew Tucker Knox played for our team. However, his married status is a bit of a surprise. The So You Think You Can Dance Season 10 alum revealed this juicy tidbit via Instagram sharing a couple of photos of his hubby who kinda sorta looks like him. Apparently, the two have been happily married for five months. Congrats.
This bit of news renewed my annoyance with the FOX dancing competition. Clearly, some of the contestants are gay but producers choose not to disclose or share this info with the viewers. Fine, their sexuality could be a secret but the fact Knox was married would’ve been an interesting fact to share. This reminds me of Adam’s rant regarding Kent Boyd seasons ago. Remember his ramblings about SYTYCD being anti-gay? Check out the lookalike couple below and weigh in afterward on why you think Nigel refuses to reveal some of the contestants’ sexuality on air.
When I think of romantic spots for a marriage proposal, the Eiffel Tower, on top of the Empire State Building or a dim-light restaurant come to mind. For Spencer however, it’s his local Home Depot. You’d think he was a lesbian or something ;) Flash mob wedding proposals are a dime a dozen these days, but when one is as joyous as this one, you simply have to check it out. It’s obvious they’re so in love with each other.
Dustin arrived at the Home Depot in Salt Lake City thinking he was there to help his roommate pick out some lighting for a party. When he was taken to the lumber aisle, what he found waiting for him was a mob of friends and family as his marriage proposal unfolded to the song, “Somebody Loves You” by Betty Who. I’m sure most of you have seen this by now, but just in case you haven’t, here it is.
Side note: If Brian ever did something like this, I 100 percent would jet out of that Home Depot faster than Usain Bolt running the 100 meter dash at the Olympics. Not that I wouldn’t appreciate the sentiment, but because I HATE, HATE, HATE being the center of attention. My friends reading this are probably laughing right now, but it’s true. Contrary to common perception, I like being behind the scenes. Ergo why I’m not on the Homorazzi show.
Brazilian model Pedro Andrade and hairdresser Ben Thigpen couldn’t do it. Not even Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkuhl could as well. But Michael Turchin managed to get the former ‘N Sync singer to put a ring on it. To be fair, Turchin is the hottest out of the bunch.
Lance Bass has been dating Michael since December 2011. The 34-year-old singer popped the question in New Orleans this weekend. After texting Turchin’s parents for permission, he placed a black diamond band on his future hubby. Turchin tweeted on Saturday, “Happiest guy in the world.” Congrats to the happy couple.
For a little fun, I thought I’d pit all of Bass’ exes and fiance in a who’s the hottest battle. Check out their pics below and cast a vote for your favorite.