Sunday Funday Is Taking You To The Chapel Where The Gay Ladies Are This Valentine’s Day

Happy Sunday Funday, puppy paws! AND HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Here’s some good gay news to get your week started off right, and also in lieu of candy hearts.

Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court is About to Get Gayer

Lesbian Supreme Court Justice Maite Oronoz Rodríguez was nominated to be Puerto Rico’s Chief Justice.


She’d be making history not only for Puerto Rico, but the entire United States, in which no out gay woman has ever served as chief of a Supreme Court.

“I accept this nomination with the energy and force of a new generation, with my love for Puerto Rico and my unwavering commitment to the judicial branch and justice.”

State by State

+ Gender transition exclusion in healthcare has been banned in Maryland.

+ Polls in Nebraska found a whole lot of support for LGB workplace protections.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Honey Maid

You should watch this ad, either for warm fuzzies or for uncontrollably crying at your desk. Life is about the choices we make.

Italy’s PM to Anti-Gay Church: STFU

Italy’s Prime Minister wants the church and state to separate on the issue of same-sex civil unions. As in, he wants the Catholic Church to stay out of the debate.

“Parliament decides whether or not to allow secret votes … not the head of the bishops’ conference,” Renzi said in the RAI interview. “What is there to fear from two people who love each other? Why not give these rights to two people who love each other? The majority of the country is clearly in favor of it.”

This is Buttercup from the Powerpuff Girls Kicking an MRA’s Butt, You’re Welcome

Saw this, thought of you so fucking muchI also thought about a younger version of me who delighted in the Powerpuff Girls and played the Game Boy Advance game based on the show a lot to deal with it.

The Lesbian Just Might Be Ordained Soon

The Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church has recommended a lesbian, Tara TC Morgan, as a Provisional Deacon. Their church might not care, but it wouldn’t be badass if they were worried about it.

“We didn’t ignore the Book of Discipline,” [Rev] Parker said. “We had meaty conversations. Our board has differing feelings about homosexuality. What our Board did was a wonderful combination of respecting the authority we have and harkening back to what Wesleyan theological debate looks like.”

I Can’t Believe I Never Showed You This

Happy Valentine’s Day, motherfucker.

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  1. SCALIA IS DEAD this is honestly the first time I have been happy to hear of someone’s passing, and I feel no remorse. Here’s hoping President Obama can get an appointment through in the next 300 days!

    • SERIOUSLY. Not usually one for celebrating someone’s death, but as many people pointed out on Twitter last night, I’m merely giving Scalia the same amount of respect in death that he gave to people like me during his life. News of his passing last night made not just my week, but probably my whole month (and I’m not even American!)

  2. As someone who’s struggling with parental non-acceptance, I probably should have not watched that Honey Maid clip. Sigh.

  3. I don’t know if I like the Honey Maid commercial or the Powerpuff Girls video better. Happy Valentine’s Day Carmen!

  4. That Supreme Court judge is really hot and I was trying to make a joke about being supreme or supremely something and they all sounded like pervy things Quagmire would say…

    But generally, high level competence and success by lady people is super hot, right? Something about people like that, I just want to be their housewife. like they can bring briefs home to read and after dinner we all sit around and she reads briefs and I help the kids with their homework and every once in awhile she interjects something smart and we all get along famously and there’s obviously a fire in the hearth and no tv on. That kind of hot.

  5. My favorite part of that Honey Maid video is the tagline at the end: “This Is Wholesome.” That’s a pretty weighty word, and its juxtaposition with those particular video clips is really meaningful.

  6. Unrelated but here is what I think the democrats should do to secure a POTUS win in 2016. Nominate Warren or Biden at the Convention. Rattles Republicans and throws them off course…can’t do op-ed research until late and neither of these candidates will be damaged by a rough primary. Republicans tearing eachother apart so much during primary so they will likely lose but Hillary is damaged goods and Bernie is unelectable.

  7. The Powerpuff Girls made my day a whole better. My mom and sis criticized everything about me while spending a day of shopping together. Plus, I saw a shirt today that said, “Sick it up, Buttercup”. How do I attach a photo?

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