Kim Kardashian Divorce Makes Her Instant Poster Girl for Marriage Equality

What do you think? Are Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears now the perfect poster girls for marriage equality?

“Kim Kardashian files for divorce after 72 days. Another example of how same-sex marriage is destroying the sanctity of the very institution,” joked George Takei on Twitter, expressing the sentiment of many.

Tweeted gossip blogger Perez Hilton: “Straight people do a damn well good job themselves of ruining the sanctity of marriage! #MarriageForAll.”

Kardashian joins Britney Spears and other celebrities whose quickie marriages have made marriage equality advocates shake their heads.

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And here: Kim Kardashian Divorce: $250K for Each Day of Marriage

Other short celebrity unions

Britney Spears and Jason Alexander – 55 hours

The pair, who were just 22 when they tied the knot in 2004 in Las Vegas, annulled the marriage after 55 hours.

“We were looking out the windows and looking at the lights and the city. We were like, ‘This is a real pretty, beautiful night’,” Mr Alexander told US television network NBC in 2004.

“It was cool and we were looking at each other and we were like, ‘Let’s do something wild and crazy and let’s go get married just for the hell of it. Let’s go. … So we just got up and said, ‘Let’s go do it’.”

Cher and Greg Allman – nine days

Cher’s marriage to musician Greg Allman lasted just nine days. They took his Learjet and flew to Las Vegas to get married – just three days after Cher’s divorce from Sonny Bono was finalised.

Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney – four months

Renee Zellweger and country music star Kenny Chesney married in a small ceremony on the island of St John in the US Virgin Islands in 2005.

After just four months, she filed for an annulment, listing “fraud” as the reason for the break-up with the country music star.

Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd – eight months

Jennifer Lopez married dancer Cris Judd in 2002, but they separated after just eight months. It was Lopez’s second marriage after a one-year union to Cuban-born waiter Ojani Noa in the 1990s.

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“Marriage Equality” polls at 61% support — 9% higher than “gay marriage”

In a recent poll of New Jersey voters, “gay marriage” or “same-sex marriage” polled at 52% support, which is good news.

Even better news, however, was that “Marriage Equality” polls at 61% support in the very same poll. What a difference a word makes!

Or, as the saying goes, we want to get married! …not “gay married”…

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NOH8 Open Photo Shoot in DENVER, CO

Shad Smith

NOH8 Campaign’s Denver Open Photo Shoot

Friday, November 4 · 1:00pm – 4:00pm

The GLBT Community Center of Colorado

1301 East Colfax Ave
Denver, CO

On FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH the NOH8 Campaign will set up our studio at THE CENTER in DENVER, COLORADO — giving local DENVER (and the surrounding area) a chance to participate in the NOH8 Campaign for the first time !

The photo shoot on FRIDAY is scheduled to begin at 1:00PM and end at 4:00PM.

The NOH8 Campaign is excited to be working with The Center on this event.

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Mario Cantone weds partner of 20 years

“Sex and the City” star Mario Cantone is a married man after exchanging vows with his partner of 20 years.

“I love him. He’s a good man… We’re older now. We’ve been together 20 years. After 20 years you’re like, ‘Thanks for the anti-climactic honeymoon government!’”

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Video: Cuomo — “The good news is marriage. The bad news is there are no longer any excuses!”

“On the topic of gay marriage, I just want you to remember there is good news and there is bad news. The good news is marriage. The bad news is there are no longer any excuses,” Cuomo joked. “You will now feel the pressure, and you will get the questions and the looks. They can do it with a look, and with one word they can do it: Sooooo?”

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Brazil Supreme Court: Gays can marry!

After ruling two men can turn their civil union into a full marriage back in June, the Supreme Court has ruled two women can get married!

From AFP: In a 4 – 1 vote, the highest federal court ruled that the Constitution “makes it possible for stable civil unions to become marriages”.

Indeed “sexual orientation should not serve as a pretext for excluding families from the legal protection that marriage represents”, the court said in a statement. Brazilian federal law has not specifically legalised same-sex marriage. And while state courts are not required to follow the same line as the highest court, the Supreme Court ruling should play some role in discouraging Brazil’s states from blocking same-sex marriage, legal experts say.

Well hello there Brazil, you’re looking like a great vacation spot more and more!

The read the AP article here.