"Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman, a longtime opponent of same-sex marriage, said on Friday he now believes gays have a right to marry after learning two years ago that his son is gay." —If every elected Republican with gay family or staff makes Rob Portman's journey, the supposedly partisan issue of people getting fair access to the rights and financial advantages of marriage would go away pretty quickly, wouldn't it?
Closeted gay man terrified his wife will discover his secret: youtu.be/Oye4rhUa2Fk
— BarryDeutsch (@barrydeutsch) September 6, 2012
Or: Local President Takes Four Years In Office to Approve of Gay Marriage. (Aww, no, it's nice, I guess.)
Some people are confused!
• "Why doesn't Barack Obama just come out in support of gay marriage?" asks the Guardian. Uh, because he doesn't believe in it?
• "'The gay community was fully happy in their belief that he ‘wink, wink’ supported it,' a top Democratic communications strategist said," says Politico. Then they are fools?
• "Obama, who supports most gay rights, has stopped short of backing gay marriage. Without clarification, he's said for the past year and a half that his personal views on the matter are 'evolving,'" says AP.
Okay, all of this is totally weird election-year baloney. Whatever gays have talked themselves into [...]
From Awl pal Bex Schwartz, it's the Pop Up Chapel: "On Saturday, July 30th, the first weekend after same-sex marriage becomes legal, we will host New York City’s largest pop-up chapel at the beautiful Bethesda Fountain in Central Park (or a designated space, if interest outpaces capacity.) We provide the wedding! And the photographer! And the officiant! And witnesses! And cupcakes! And everything you’ve always dreamed of! A free and legal wedding, for anyone who wants to get married."
"President Obama has decided that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and has asked his Justice Department to stop defending it in court, the administration announced today."