Tag Archives: celebration

Prop 8 Celebration At NYC’s Stonewall Inn

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VERMONT: Sailor Marries As Clock Strikes The Official End To DADT

Moments after the clock struck the official end to DADT, last night an active duty Navy officer married his husband in Vermont. When Navy Lt. Gary Ross and his partner were searching for a place to get married, they settled on a site in Vermont, in part because the state is in the Eastern time zone. That way, the two …

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Porno Pete: No Longer Tax Exempt

Ex-Gay Watch reports today that Peter LaBarbera’s SPLC-certified hate group, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), lost its tax-exempt status in 2010. Yanked by the IRS! According to the IRS, the tax-exempt status of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) was revoked on 5/10/2010 (PDF). The reason for this action is listed by the reporting organization Guidestar as a “failure …

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Gay Weddings In Central Park!

On a gorgeous cloudless day, today dozens of gay couples married in the shade of two “pop-up chapels” in Central Park, with our own Father Tony officiating at two of the ceremonies. Above are newlyweds Jen and Rose, moments after Father Tony made it legal. Below, John and Rob exchange rings. Also on hand were hair and make-up artists who …

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From Disney’s Wedding Blog

On Disney’s wedding blog today, a lovely recounting of a same-sex romance. Aaand here come calls for a boycott! (Tipped by JMG reader Eric)

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SLIDESHOW: Manhattan Marriages

Our own Father Tony sends in his slideshow taken at the Manhattan marriage festival this afternoon. Full-screen versions of the below images are at the above link. UPDATE: Tony’s husband adds his own photos and commentary.

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Brooklyn Celebrates

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Well Wishes From Bette Midler

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The Statute Of Liberty

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NEW YORK CITY: Marriages Commence!

Marriages have begun to take place across the five boroughs, with hundreds of happy couples facing down the withering heat as they wait their turns to be called. Check out the slideshow being updated from the scene by Freedom To Marry’s Michael Crawford.

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Congratulations, New York!

LGBT history will be made today on the first day of legalized same-sex marriage in New York. Congratulations to all that worked so tirelessly to make today possible! Here’s a short celebratory clip from JMG reader Sean Chapin.

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NY SENATE APPROVES MARRIAGE!!!

The vote was 33-29!!!! I love you, New York. Now please excuse me as I slip away for some heavy drinking. Marriage equality in New York has been one of the top focuses of this here website thingy for a long, long time.

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DOMA Rally In SF Today At 5PM

Judging by a flurry of tweets I’m seeing, it appears that there will be a DOMA-related “celebration of love” at Market & Castro at 5PM today. If you attend, please tweet or email us your photos!

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Twelve New Yorkers Walk Into A Bar….

Here’s the NYC contingent of the JMG Half-Century Express, at the lovely house we’ve rented on Noe Street near Duboce Park in the Castro. Back row, from left: Father Tony, David, Mystery Man*, JMG, Little Tom, Chris C., Craig, Nick. Seated, from left: Chris A., Aaron, Tim, Mark. The guys from LA, Philly, and Chicago are all staying in hotels …

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Victory For Marriage In New Hampshire!

By a vote of 198-176, the New Hampshire House has just approved same-sex marriage, hours after the state Senate did the same. Gov. John Lynch is expected to sign the bill immediately, possibly as early as this evening. New Hampshire joins Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont and Maine as the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Congrats to all in the …

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Marriage Comes To Maine! Gov. Baldacci Signs Marriage Equality Bill!

Today Maine became the fifth state to approve marriage equality! Democratic Gov. John Baldacci today signed into law a bill allowing gay marriage, making Maine the fifth state to allow same-sex marriage. The governor’s signature came barely an hour after the measure won final approval in the state Legislature, with a final 31-8 vote in favor in the Maine Senate. …

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Victory In Maine!

Victory again! Maine’s House of Representatives just approved their marriage equality bill by a vote of 89-58. The bill now goes back to the state Senate for final approval before landing on Gov. John Baldacci’s desk. Baldacci has been evasive as to his decision. Maine’s in-house haters will have 90 days after the governor’s potential approval to gather 55,000 petition …

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SHOCKER: Marriage Equality Passes In New Hampshire Senate

This just in! The New Hampshire Senate has approved a bill that would allow same-sex marriage in the Granite State. After surviving an early vote to kill HB 436, the bill passed the New Hampshire Senate Wednesday afternoon by a vote of 13 to 11. The Senate version of the bill made minor amendments to remove gender-specific language, so it …

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Marriages Begin In Iowa

Same-sex marriage became legal this morning in Iowa and judges waived the three-day waiting period for some couples who wanted to marry immediately. Under the headline Historic Day For Iowa, the Des Moines Register is covering the scene at county recorders’ offices all over the state. Anti-gay activists delivered petitions at some state offices demanding that recorders “obey their conscience” …

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NYC: Vermont Celebration At Union Square

Wayne Anderson at World Of Wonder has a great set of photos from last night’s Vermont celebration here in NYC.

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