Zomahgod! While the Episcopals narrowly said yes to go all gay marriage and to welcome trans ministers (though its not a done deal), the Presbyterians narrowly said “not yet,” in a couple of nail-biter votes in two of America’s biggest Christian denominations. Meanwhile France is all like “we’re totally letting you all marry and adopt next year” to same-sex couples. I can’t even keep up. Here’s the rest of the news:
- Previewing a new book about Mick Jagger, the UK’s Daily Mail says that when she caught Mick Jagger and David Bowie romping in bed together, Bowie’s wife Angie asked if they wanted some coffee. But Toni Collette and all of us with the Special Edition of Velvet Goldmine already knew that.
- From Outsports.com: “Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has produced a second terrific ad for Minnesotans for Equality against a ballot initiative this November that would write marriage discrimination into the state’s constitution.” Gotta love a gutsy pro athlete ally.
- Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner herself handed new ID cards to trans leaders after the passage of a groundbreaking new gender identity law in that country, says latino LGBT blog Blabbeando.
- Pam’s House Blend reports that the University of North Carolina’s School of Government analyzed the legality of local municipalities offering domestic partnership benefits under the newly passed anti-gay Amendment One, and they say “Yes we can!”
- IN VERY IMPORTANT LOCAL NEWS: The Washington Post broke the news yesterday that Georgetown’s Sprinkles cupcake shop will soon be launching a 24-hour cupcake ATM at its location at 3015 M St. NW. In other news: Om. Nom. Nom.
VIDEO | A new PSA for California educators featuring Betty DeGeneres will get everyone in California ready for Seth’s Law: