Tag Archives: LGBT History

FRANCE: President Francois Hollande Signs Gay Marriage Bill Into Law

As he had promised, French President Francois Hollande signed the marriage equality bill into law this morning. Hollande acted a day after the Constitutional Council threw out a legal challenge by the right-wing opposition, which had been the last obstacle to passing the bill into law. The legislation also legalises gay adoption. But while gay rights groups hailed the move, …

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Uma Thurman To Play Anita Bryant

Deadline reports on the coming Anita Bryant biopic: Uma Thurman will star as controversial anti-gay activist Anita Bryant in Anita, produced by Sex And the City creator Darren Star, Howard Rosenman, Jeffrey Schwarz and Dennis Erdman. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will direct from a screenplay by Chad Hodge. Those filmmakers, who most recently helmed Lovelace, won Oscars for Common …

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MSNBC Recaps The Minnesota Vote

With an interview with Gov. Mark Dayton.

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Last Night In Minneapolis

Via the city’s official Facebook page. (Tipped by JMG reader Arnold)

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MINNESOTA: Done And Done!

After signing the bill, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton stood to congratulate openly gay state Sen. Scott Dibble and his husband-to-be.

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MN Gov To Sign Today At 5PM

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From The Mayor Of Minneapolis

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Celebration In The MN Capitol Rotunda

Via Minnesota Public Radio.

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Victory In Minnesota!!!

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TODAY: Final Minnesota Marriage Vote
UPDATE: Marriage PASSES 37-30!!!

The Minnesota Senate will begin debate on its marriage equality bill at noon local time (1pm Eastern).   The bill is expected to pass and Gov. Mark Dayton is likely to sign it in a ceremony presently scheduled to take place tomorrow.  You can watch today’s proceedings live on the website of the Star-Tribune and on the Senate’s official page.  You’ll …

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TOMORROW: Final MN Marriage Vote

Minnesotans United is staging a rally at the Capitol Building. The Minnesota Senate will officially convene at NOON on Monday, May 13 to vote on the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Debate will begin shortly after noon. Join us for a gathering at 9:00AM on the front steps of the State Capitol to welcome Senators as they arrive at …

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Victory In The Minnesota House!!!

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TODAY: MN House Marriage Vote
UPDATE: Bill PASSES 75-59!!!

The House is scheduled to begin today’s session at  noon local time. (1PM NYC-time).  Watch live here. House Speaker Paul Thissen had said he would not put the measure to the full House if leaders did not believe it had the support to pass. It is unclear if any Republicans will support the bill, but Democrats hold a 73-61 majority. …

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HomoQuotable – Michelangelo Signorile

“For gay men over 40, it’s as if we’ve come back from a war that was far away and distant to most Americans even as it was happening — not unlike the actual wars we’ve experienced in this country in the past decade. All of us who were in the trenches of the AIDS war are today dealing with the …

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VIDEO: Colorado’s First Civil Unions

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One Year Ago Today

In the 72 hours following Joe Biden’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, the world waited to see if the president would follow suit. One year ago today we first got that news via a prematurely posted ABC News article that was removed minutes later. But by then others were already confirming the president’s historic interview with ABC reporter Robin Roberts.  It’s …

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DE Gov. Jack Markell Chats About Win

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell joined a Google+ video chat last night immediately after signing the marriage equality bill.

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Updated Marriage Gif

Source.

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DELAWARE: And It’s DONE

“I do not intend to make any of you wait one minute longer.” – Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, as he signed the marriage equality bill.

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DE Governor To Sign Marriage Bill TODAY

Marriages will commence in Delaware even before Rhode Island. Cartoon source.

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