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Anti-Gay Baker Cries At Value Voter Summit Because Her Business Closed

Melissa Klein’s business couldn’t sustain itself once word got out that she wouldn’t serve gay couples. The free market is a bitch. In January 2013, Sweet Cakes By Melissa refused service to a lesbian couple looking for a wedding cake. The subsequent fallout included national media attention and a state investigation for anti-gay discrimination — [...]

And they said it wouldn’t last! 90-year-old Alice “Nonie” Dubes and 91-year-old Vivian Doyack got married in Davenport, Iowa after 72 years together. Vivian wore pink, Nonie wore taupe, and the two held hands in their wheelchairs during the ceremony. According to the Quad City Times, Vivian and Nonie met in their hometown of Yale, [...]

The decision earlier this week from a federal appeals court striking down gay marriage bans is more important for who issued it than for what it said. Judge Richard Posner, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, wrote a powerful opinion ordering Indiana and Wisconsin to recognize same-sex marriages. In the process, [...]

Martina Navratilova got down on bended knee at the U.S. open and proposed to girlfriend Julie Lemigova Saturday. “We’ve been together six years and I can’t imagine my life without you. Please marry me,” the 57-year-old former world No. 1 asked her 42-year-old former Russian beauty queen girlfriend. Lemigova said yes and embraced her tennis-pro [...]

This is the third federal appeals court to rule that gays have the right to marry. The lengthy, often sarcastic, ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit said the states could not justify denying marriage to homosexuals, who it said are “among the most stigmatized, misunderstood and discriminated-against minorities in the [...]

Neil Abercrombie says he lost the Democratic primary when Republicans crossed over to defeat him because he called a special session of the legislature to legalize gay marriage. Said Abercrombie: “Republicans crossed over en masse to vote in the Democratic primary, and then the religious factor came in. Doctrinally I was outside the circle and [...]

Florida will allow same-sex couples to marry there and will recognize same-sex marriages from other states. “When observers look back 50 years from now, the arguments supporting Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, though just as sincerely held, will again seem an obvious pretext for discrimination,” wrote U.S District Judge Robert L. Hinkle of Tallahassee. “Observers [...]

Ellen Gerber and Pearl Berlin have been a couple since Lyndon Johnson was president. “We’re still in love, after 48 years,” Gerber, better known as Lennie, said recently. “We still can’t begin the day without a good cuddle.” How many couples can say that? June 2, 1966, is engraved in Roman numerals on the identical [...]

The Florida pastor found out the night before that the funeral he was about to conduct was for a gay person. (h/t Crooks and Liars) Kendall Capers says he was told the service was canceled the night before he husband was to be buried. He says the pair were partners for 17 years and married last [...]

The Arkansas Republican objects to a judge’s ruling striking down the his state’s same-sex marriage ban. That, of course, means we should be more like Saudi Arabia. State Sen. Jason Rapert appeared on the Dave Elswick radio show last week, where he discussed Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza’s decision that overturned the state’s constitutional [...]

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