2. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most memorable images, lightning cuts the sky, an acrobat takes a terrifying walk, and more


  3. Kentucky gay marriage ban struck down

    A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage, the latest in a unanimous wave of rulings to roll back gay marriage bans over the past year


  4. Clearly, U.S. groups recognized the market for homophobia stateside was dwindling, and so tried to sell it somewhere else. Meaning that Africa isn’t just where we send our losing team’s Super Bowl shirts; it’s also where we now send our losing political philosophies.


  6. 3 gay Republicans feature their partners in campaign ads

    You’re not misreading that headline





  10. Same-sex marriage is having the best week ever

    On Monday, a federal judge in Oregon struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage. One day later, a judge in Pennsylvania nixed the Keystone State’s ban, too, a ruling that means the entire Northeast now allows same-sex couples to wed.

    Also this week, a court ordered Utah to recognize the 1,000-plus same-sex weddings performed there before an emergency stay put on hold — for now — a ruling tossing out its marriage laws. And finally, a new Gallup survey released Wednesday found that support for same-sex marriage has risen to a new record high of 55 percent.


  11. It only took minutes for Oregon’s first 23 married gay couples to start getting hitched

    U.S. District Judge Michael McShane struck down the state’s gay marriage ban at about noon on Monday, the news spread to the crowd gathered outside at 12:08, and it took only another minute for Multnomah County officials to let waiting same-sex couples inside to get their marriage licenses.


  12. Judge rules Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

    A federal judge struck down Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday evening, saying it is unconstitutional to deny gays and lesbians the right to marry.


  13. That is impressive to see a lesbian pulling such a dick move.

    Today in gay wrongs: Jon Stewart looks at how lesbians are faring in red America

    Most of the political (and thus media) attention in the gay rights debate centers around gay men, and gay marriage. On Tuesday night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart decided to see how lesbians are doing, and specifically how they’re faring in gay-unfriendly red states.