Nickelodeon Family Game Show Features Two Dads

For the first time ever, the nostalgic Nickelodeon family game show Double Dare featured a male same-sex couple, reported the Gaily Grind.Team “Double Dads,” was introduced onto the show by host Liza Koshy:...

Olympic Women’s Hockey Rivals Marry

The captain of Team USA's Women's Hockey team, Meghan Duggan, 31, has married her longtime rival, Team Canada's Gillian Apps, 34. The ceremony took place at the William Allen Farm in Maine, in Pownal. The weddi...
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Hawaii gay marriage bill moves to full Senate



After hours and hours of debate, Hawaii's Senate Judiciary Committee approved a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill now goes to the full Senate.

The vote was 5-2 Monday night after 12 hours of debate, according to a story by the Associated Press.

A second reading of the bill in the full Senate is set for Tuesday.

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Avondale Estates establishes domestic partnership registry for residents

Avondale Estates, the home of state Rep. Karla Drenner, the first openly gay state legislator in Georgia, has now established a domestic partnership registry for its residents. The registry extends to lesbian and gay couples as well as opposite-sex couples.

While a domestic partner registry does not offer any legal recognition of a couple's relationship due to Georgia's 2004 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, the registry does add a level of symbolic recognition to couples and their relationships.

This new resolution should also help boost Avondale Estates' ranking from an 8 out of 100 with the Human Rights Campaign in its next "municipal equality" ranking.

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[Video] Vice President Joe Biden endorses same-sex marriage?

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On "Meet the Press" this morning, Vice President Joe Biden told host David Gregory he believed gay couples deserve full marriage equality.

Administration officials, however, are slow-stepping what Biden said to say that Biden's intent was to say he and Obama agree on this issue — all loving couples deserve "all the civil rights, all the civil liberties" — whether gay or straight, said progressive political blog Think Progress.

"I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men marrying women are entitled to the same exact rights. All the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly I don’t see much of a distinction beyond that. […]," Biden said this morning.

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By the numbers: Gay couples in the 2010 Census

901,997

Same-sex couples who self-identified on the 2010 U.S. Census.

99

Percent of U.S. counties reporting at least one same-sex couple, including 100 percent of Ga. counties.

60

Percent of same-sex couples who are two women.

5

Atlanta’s rank among large cities for the concentration of gay couples per 1,000 households.

17

Georgia’s rank out of 50 states and D.C. for the concentration of gay couples per 1,000 households.