Today the Supreme Court of the United States finally ruled that DOMA is illegal, which basically means same sex spouses are entitled to federal benefits. (They were a little more wishy-washy on California’s Prop 8, deciding that proponents of the gay marriage ban can’t appeal the federal district court’s ruling that struck down the law.) While there are many pressing matters that we need the Supreme Court to rule on, gay marriage most certainly is not one of them. Hear us out on this: It doesn’t take a team of experts for us to know that when two adults love each other and want to spend their lives together, it’s not only perfectly fine, it’s awesome–and YES, they deserve spousal benefits.
For some reason, people keep taking forever to prove points that should be obvious to just about everyone. Here are five obvious things that we don’t need a panel of experts to understand.
For instance, I don’t think we need the Supreme Court to tell us that Kate Upton has amazing boobs.
Brad Pitt, you beautiful, talented liar! How can we trust anything that comes out of your fine-boned face now? “We’d actually like to, and it seems to mean more and more to our kids,” the Oscar nominee admitted to The Hollywood Reporter about his plans to lock it down with Angelina Jolie. “We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out. ” We are outraged at your fibbing, Brad! No, we’re just kidding with you. Are we? Kind of?
Turns out that the six Jolie-Pitt kids have managed to pick up some conventional romantic ideas about relationships, despite having two unconventional parents. “They have asked, yeah, because … people get married in the movies,” Pitt says. Movies like Mrs. & Mr. Smith, for example? Hoisted by your own petard, Brad! Now that we think of it, holding out for gay marriage doesn’t seem quite so gallant when both parties have been married before. Twice. And to Billy Bob Thornton. “But to be in love with someone and be raising a family with someone and want to make that commitment and not be able to is ludicrous, just ludicrous,” concluded Brad. Alright…we’ll let this one slide, but we expect one sick wedding dress, Angie. Do not let us down again.
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This could have been any random symbol but Miley Cyrus‘ tweet has given her tattoo a whole new spin. Over the weekend, the singer tweeted a photo of a new equal sign etched on the side of her middle finger writing, “All LOVE is equal.” Ã‚Â That obviously, was enough to spark off a row about gay rights and marriage equality because she had to defend her position from tweets that fired back with, “look up Leviticus, 1 Corinthians. Read both chapters and tell me where God says homosexuality, incest, and polygamy is ok?” Miley wrote back saying, “where does it say in the bible to judge others? Oh right. It doesn’t. GOD is the only judge honey. “GOD is love”. Ã‚Â Preach! Whatever you say about Miley, at least she doesn’t shy away from making her point.
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It looks like Lady Gaga wants to become Reverend Gaga, and it’s all in the name of equality. Momma Monster is no stranger to doing her part for LGBT rights, having actively petitioned against Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and passionately crusading for same-sex partnerships. But now that New York state has legalized gay marriage, Gags is taking it one step further by wanting to become an ordained minister so she can perform these weddings herself!
“My yoga instructor Trisha, a lesbian, has lived with her partner for years now and they have a beautiful daughter,” Lady Gaga told the Daily Mirror. “They asked me to marry them. So, yes. I’m going to do it. It’s their private wedding but they’re very proud of it. They’ve waited a long time to legitimise their love.” It’s likely that she’ll get ordained in the Universal Life Church, which believes that all people have the right to be ministers, and grants the ordination in a matter of days. Gaga is all about results, after all. But what’s it gonna be like when the bride’s dress is outshone by priest’s dress?! The Gaga works in mysterious ways.
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Charlie Theron’s gay marriage views seem almost identical to our aunt’s views on buying us clothes: this is would look awful on me, but on you? So amazing. As the Academy-award winning actress tells Piers Morgan in her interview airing tonight, she is a staunch supporter of gay marriage. Charlize Theron marriage? Not so much. “I really want for myself a long-term relationship, and I have been in long-term relationships,” Theron explains. “That’s the kind of union that I want. The actual ceremony is not something that is important to me, but I see the importance for other people.” Last year, Theron and Stuart Townsend ended their relationship of 10 years; since then Charlize and Keanu Reeves have been spotted out and about. Hopefully Keanu is on-board with Charlize’s marriage plans; you know he gets so sad.
As for gay nuptials, Charlize is there with with bells, and a chartreuse taffeta gown with matching pumps, on. “It’s a divine right, and when government starts to tell us who can love and what is good love Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ I do have a problem with that,” Theron explains. “I do have a problem with the fact that our government hasn’t stepped up enough to make this federal, to make [gay marriage] legal.”