Barney Frank Marries Long-Time Partner

Congressman Barney Frank (D – Massachusetts) married his long-time partner Jim Ready on Saturday. Frank says while his Democrat colleagues in Congress have wished him well, his Republican colleagues has mostly ignored his marriage.

Lesbian Couple To “Wed” At Disney World Japan

Disney World in Japan has agreed to allow a lesbian couple to hold a symbolic marriage ceremony at the theme park. At first park officials insisted the couple must dress as a man and a woman, apparently hoping no one would notice they were both women, but relented after an Internet backlash erupted.

Major Romney Donor Switches To Obama

Bill White, an openly gay supporter of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has decided to back President Barack Obama now that Obama has declared he supports equal marriage rights for gay couples. White is the chairman and CEO of the New York-based consulting firm Constellations Group, has asked Romney to return his $2,500 donation. The Romney campaign has responded with the statement: “You knew we’re against same-sex marriage when you donated the money – no backsies!”

Biden Apologizes To Obama For Speaking Out Of Turn

Vice-President Joe Biden apologized to President Barack Obama for comments he made about same-sex marriage that forced Obama to take a stand on the issue. Because there’s nothing Barack Obama hates more than taking a stand on anything.

Obama Not Onboard With Same-Sex Marriage Plank

Some Democrat activists say it’s time to put same-sex marriage in the party platform, but President Obama wants to hold-off because his opinion on the issue is “evolving”.

Well, here at GraceLessLand we think once it’s walking upright he needs to slap an “APPROVED!” sticker on its ass and get his opinion moving!

Appeals Court Against California Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found Proposition 8, the California ban on same-sex marriage approved by voters in 2008, “works a meaningful harm to gays and lesbians” by denying them equal rights.

While gay rights activists called the decision a triumph, the conservative Christian legal foundation The Alliance Defense Fund was not surprised that “this Hollywood-orchestrated attack on marriage — tried in San Francisco — turned out this way.”

“What can you expect from a bunch of homos in the movie industry and in ‘Gay Francisco’ but this kind of abomination” said Scott Trotter, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which backed the California ballot initiative. “Marriage is a sacred bond between a man and several women, some of whom may be underage and involved against their will, just as Jesus wanted it.”

Sinead O’Connor Marriage Ends After Just 16 Days

Mr. and Mrs. Sinead O'Connor.

Sinead O’Connor’s fourth or fifth marriage has ended after just 16 days. Her latest husband, Barry Herridge, said he could no longer pretend the marriage was working.

“It’s just a difference of beliefs” Herridge said. “She believes in same-sex marriage, but I don’t.”

Obama Supports Equal Rights Sort-Of

President Obama declares his nearly unconditional support of equal rights for gay couples

At a fundraising appearance in New York President Barack Obama declared his support for equal rights for gay couples – without actually using the contentious word “marriage”.

“I believe that gay couples deserve the same legal rights as every couple in this country,” Obama said, while adding “as long as it’s not called the same thing it’s called for everyone else – I’m not an idiot, after all, and I know there are some people who are so ignorant and shallow they just want to reserve the word ‘marriage’ for themselves. It helps make them feel superior. And if that’s what it takes to cow-tow to the left while still getting money from the center, well, let’s just say I’m not above playing to both sides.”

Obama spoke on the same day the New York legislature passed a bill authorizing same-sex marriage throughout the state – the sixth and largest state to do so. “If this were some state below the Mason-Dixon line, I wouldn’t even be talking about this, because I want to remain President of the United States, and I know the best way to do that is to avoid being wholly committed to any issue.”

Obama went on to say he’s prepared to appear to fight a little for what he claims to believe in: “I’ll back equal rights for gay couples the same way I backed health care reform: half-heartedly, partially, and fully prepared to back-down at the slightest hint of political resistance from the Republicans.”