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Washington State Issues First Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

At 12:01 a.m. this morning, Washington State started issuing same-sex couples marriage licenses for the first time and couples celebrated with certificates in hand. The state has a 3-day waiting period, so couples can't get their certificates signed until Sunday at the earliest but it didn't stop couples from lining up hours before. The law... read more

Anne Hathaway To Donate Proceeds From Wedding Pics For Marriage Equality

It looks like we'll finally get to see all the details from Anne Hathaway's September wedding to hubby Adam Schulman, and it's for a good cause! The marriage equality organization Freedom To Marry recently reported that Anne plans to donate a part of the proceeds from the sale of her wedding photos to the organization.... read more

Rufus Wainwright Is Getting Married (and Celebrating With a $70K Motor Home)

Many a couple has danced to the crooning ballads of Rufus Wainwright on their wedding day, and now it's the singer's turn to tie the knot. Tomorrow Wainwright weds his longtime boyfriend Jorn Weisbrodt at his home in Montauk. Yoko Ono and Carrie Fisher are expected to be among the 250 guests. The couple is... read more

Taiwan’s First Same-Sex Buddhist Wedding!

Huang Mei-yu and Yu Ya-ting married in Taiwan's first same-sex Buddhist wedding this past Saturday. The couple wore traditional white gowns and exchanged prayer beads, instead of rings at a Buddhist monastery in northern Taiwan. According to the Taipei Times Buddhist Master Shiah Chao-hewi performed the ceremony and gave the women his blessing:... read more

New York Celebrates One Year of Marriage Equality!

Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/ReutersPhoto: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters
On June 24th, 2011, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made waves by signing a bill to legalize same-sex marriage -- and just one month later, that law finally went into effect. Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of marriage equality in the largest (and arguably most influential) state to allow gay and lesbian nuptials. So how... read more
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