It’s Sunday, y’all! That means today’s the big day where I do absolutely nothing with Eli all day and feel pretty good about it overall. After all, look at that face.
I Think This Is Really How Bustle Started Actually
If You Think An All-Women’s College Is Cool…
Vienna is working on designing safe (PUBLIC!) spaces for women as part of gender mainstreaming efforts in the city. Welcome to the future.
A Truly Romantic Affair
Members of the Italian government staged a kiss-in to protest anti-gay discrimination during a hate crime legislation debate. The results make this American very embarrassed by her lame Congressional members.
Pennsylvania Gays, Continue Your Shenanigans
The gay marriages in Pennsylvania are far from over. You can’t stop revolutionaries, folks. Why does no one remember this?
It’s a good day for gay rights in Pennsylvania.
Montgomery County Clerk D. Bruce Hanes, who issued 174 marriage licenses to same-sex couples this summer, is standing firmly behind his decision, saying he’ll appeal Judge Pellegrini’s order for him to stop issuing licenses.
Whether or not the state upholds Pellegrini’s ruling, we have definitely not heard the last about this case. According to lawyers for some of the couples, it’s likely there will be other, separate court challenges to the ruling, which included no mention of the validity of the licenses that were already issued this summer.
Sophie Ward Loves Gay Parents
Famous Jane Eyre actress Sophie Ward wants us to rally behind gay parents, seeing as she is one (of the millions who exist) now. “We didn’t know any other gay parents at first,” she explained in an interview, “and it took me a while to understand that my family was ‘alternative’.”
Something About Cher
Cher loves her mom, and I’m crying.
Crossing Over with John Hawkins
John Hawkins, former South Carolina Senator responsible in large part for their gay marriage ban, has evolved.
“I was wrong about pursuing the marriage amendment. I wish I hadn’t been so strident against it, said Hawkins to members of the Alliance for Full Equality. “I never pursued the marriage amendment for any kind of religious reason or so-called moral reason or anything like that. I pursued the marriage amendment out of a sense of duty to the law.” …
When asked how he came to change his mind in the above video, the ex-lawmaker stated “enlightenment, empathy, understanding, and also I have a deep dislike of any kind of bias or discrimination… people can change. There is a hope for change in people of all stripes for acceptance of our fellow human beings and their right to marry.”