Meanwhile, lawyers are putting two questions in front of Judge Bunning this week. The most surprising is coming from the lawyer of Deputy Clerk Brian Mason, who says that since Davis modified the marriage forms to be issued “Under Federal Court Order” rather than her name, they may not be valid and she may be guilty of interfering with the court order, which could land her back in jail despite the governor saying the state recognizes them. The second question comes from the plaintiffs and addresses the issue if Bunning’s order rightfully covers all couples seeking licenses or just the ones in the lawsuit. Bunning expanded his order but never ruled on it as a class action.
Speaking of wastes of time, her husband spoke at a hate rally as Kentucky lawmakers filed a bill that would void the Obergefell ruling. “Natural marriage between one (1) man and one (1) woman as recognized by the people of Tennessee remains the law in Tennessee, regardless of any court decision to the contrary. Any court decision purporting to strike down natural marriage, including (a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision), is unauthoritative, void, and of no effect.” These people are lawmakers and don’t understand how the system works.
Speaking of Trump, he’s under fire for not shutting own a questioner at a town hall that said the country had a Muslim problem that President Obama was a Muslim. Trump says he’s under no obligation to defend the President. “This is the first time in my life that I have caused controversy by NOT saying something. Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don’t think so! If someone made a nasty or controversial statement about me to the president, do you really think he would come to my rescue? No chance! If I would have challenged the man, the media would have accused me of interfering with that man’s right of free speech. A no win situation!”
Here’s the thing: He’s right, he’s under no obligation to defend President Obama. But if he wants to be a serious candidate for President, he has to be presidential, and that means not serving as a platform for crazy people. He didn’t have to defend President Obama, but he needs to shut down divisive hate and look like a leader.
The Shures, made up of Chris Kennedy, 28, and Gabriel Cabrera, 32, became the first gay couple to audition for The X Factor UK, and wowed the judges, even if Simon Cowell thought one was better than the other. How they met is absolutely adorable.
“I want to apologize. For a couple of reasons. First, just because. Pride gets in the way sometimes. So let’s get rid of that. I’m sorry. If you were offended, found me trite or disingenuous, I’m sorry. Second, I made specific statements… but in a medium where people can’t hear my tone of voice, and the inability to be particular in tone made people that were in my corner (that’s a weird thing to type) feel disrespected. So I’m sorry. I have a very, very large audience, a high school education and no safety net or filter in front of me. I’m an actor. I’m not a Professor of sociology or an expert on the psychology of anyone who has to exist in any culture as a minority. I’m not an expert on religion or the history of particular regions. Quite simply I should have left things to smarter people. So again, I’m sorry. Concurrently, this whole social (media) experiment is a two way street. I come forward with no filter and that has engendered me a lot of good faith. If that faith is jeopardized… Well, I’d regret that any of this happened even more than I already do.”
The executive producers of Once Upon a Time says that a same-sex romance is coming to the show, but won’t confirm that it’s because Mulan is returning. Eddy Kitsis says “We know that [the LGBT] community has been a big supporter of the show, and we would love to be able to tell a love story that reflects that.” Meanwhile Adam Horowitz says “We want the show to reflect the world as it is now. Whether that’s going to be with any particular character, we’re not going to say.” While I have no specific knowledge of what’s happening here, I smell the hands of Jane Espenson all over this development, and if I thought that Horowitz didn’t have her on a gag order I’d call her and ask her.
A mother figured out that her 15-year-old son was gay when her gay friend was showing her some Grindr messages and she recognized the brrrummmmp sound as something she’d heard in her own home. She reached out for help on how to confront him. She didn’t actually care that he was gay, she’d had her suspicions, but she thought 15 was way too young for Grindr. It wasn’t exactly the most graceful confrontation, but I think it went well.
“It is not the show it once was. ABC has ruined The Muppets. How many parents want to explain the punchline of sexually charged jokes to young children? Many parents unknowingly will let their children watch an episode only to find out its perverted nature too late, unless they are alerted ahead of time.”
The trailer for season three of Please Like Me is out, and Josh seems to be as happy as someone like Josh can be. I laughed out loud a few times, particularly when the issue of monogamy came up. I recently had a hookup who later admitted he had a boyfriend. He said that his boyfriend told him that he didn’t intend on bringing anyone else into the relationship, and he replied “OK.” Seems to fit here too.
Patti LaBelle is not one to be messed with. When she was performing, she invited some audience members on stage. One young man started stripping, and she was not having it. And for him to start to moon her, a living legend, while she was chastising him, well, that’s when she has to use a bad word. She. Is. Not. The. One.
Ricky Martin’s new Nescafe ad is very Christian Grey. Or it certainly seems that way, I can’t understand it and there were no English closed captions. It could have been better if his costar was male, but I’ll still sit here and fan myself.
Brick + Mortar’s new song “Hollow Tune” has a powerful message about brotherhood with a gay soldier preventing a gay bashing in a bar. The band says “We make music for people who believe in equality and acceptance for everyone regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or belief. This song was written about love to say, ‘You’re not alone, I’m not alone,’ to the one you love. Love is love period.’“ I had to watch it twice to get it, but when I did, it was like being punched in the gut, then being hugged.