Unfortunately, the pasta brand isn't the only anti-gay company out there. From Urban Outfitters to Cracker Barrel, here are the companies that still refuse to see everyone as equal.
On November 6, 2012, Maine became the first state in the country to approve gay by voter referendum. Most same-sex couples celebrated the news. But, presented with the possibility of getting married, other gay couples began reacting in an unexpected way.
When President Obama publicly announced his support of gay marriage on May 9, there seemed to be little question: Obama has the gay vote locked down. Though, of course, not all gays care about gay marriage, nor will all gays be voting Democrat come November. Yes, gay Republicans do exist. Even in the blue states.
"I could never be a politician. But as uncomfortable as I would be doing so, I have no problem with Obama's long-planned 'change of heart.' This dude's made huge, measurable strides for gay rights, and if being coy about his plans for gay marriage for a few years was needed to get him elected, then so be it. LGBT persons will be better off, and federal same-sex marriage recognition will come sooner because of it."
We all knew that President Barack Obama backed gay marriage in philosophy a long time ago. But in a historic announcement today, he finally came out and said he thinks same-sex marriage "should be legal," one day after North Carolina disappointingly passed Amendment 1, which says the state only recognizes marriage between a man and a woman.
Marriage and divorce happen all over the world. At any given moment, these two big milestones in individual lives end up making news for one reason or another. Here's a collection that's been growing for a while in my bookmark pile. You'll notice that, like pieces of a puzzle you might find at a yard sale, these newsworthy items are just pieces, but they do make their little contributions to figuring the ins and outs of relationships. —
On Tuesday, the Project Runway judge, 51, married his long-time partner, Lance LePere, in a private, shoeless, beach ceremony in Southampton, N.Y. The couple, who met back in 1990 when LePere was just one of Kors's tiny interns, decided to tie the knot once same-sex marriage became legal in their home state. They had the honor of having Mark Epley, Southampton's Mayor, officiate the ceremony.
Honey Davenport was in character, performing his usual set at a Manhattan drag bar. Clad in a rainbow leotard and platform heels, he took a swig of his drink and ripped off his wig—sweaty and exhausted from the hourlong performance. Suddenly cheers erupted: New York's state legislature had legalized same-sex marriage, and on the eve of gay-pride weekend. Davenport's boyfriend made his way to the stage and got down on one knee. "Will you marry me?" he asked.