Marrying same-sex marriage and rampant consumerism, the Mall of America has announced it will be one of the first venues to perform gay weddings in Minnesota when marriage equality takes effect on August 1. The Bloomington megamall’s Chapel of Love (what, you didn’t know it had a wedding chapel?) will play host to the nuptials of Holli Bartelt and Amy Petrich at 12:01am this Thursday. The reception will be held at Cinnebon.
Louisiana cops don’t seem to care that the Supreme Court knocked down sodomy laws a decade ago: Louisiana never got around to striking its “crimes against nature” statute, so the sheriff’s office in Baton Rouge is arresting gay men for trying to set up hookups in a popular cruising ground, even though discussing sex in public isn’t a crime. The D.A.’s office keeps refusing to prosecute these “offenses,” though arrests have been going on since at least 2011. “This is a law that is currently on the Louisiana books, and the sheriff is charged with enforcing the laws passed by our Louisiana Legislature,” explained a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office. “Whether the law is valid is something for the courts to determine, but the sheriff will enforce the laws that are enacted.” Considering some states have yet to repeal slavery, we’re not sure that argument holds water.
Apparently Cher got real sweaty at her appearance at Los Angeles’ Rasputin party on Saturday. “Just left Club ! It was GREAT ! Chad was Genius ! Almost cried, he said such nice things ! We were all sweating TOGETHER ! My Boys ,& Me,” the Goddess tweeted after the show. Um, can we get a vial of that?
According to a new Gallup poll, the percentage of Americans who support same-sex marriage has reached an all-time high of 52%. Not surprisingly ,the biggest number comes from liberals (77%) and non-religious types (76%). Regular churchgoers are real dicks about it, clocking in at a measly 23% in support of marriage equality.
Swedish minister Birgitta Ohlsson got pelted with eggs at Lithuania Pride over the weekend. Not cool, guys.
With the revelation that Anthony Weiner texted even more dirty photos, New York mayoral candidate Christine Quinn has jumped back in the lead in the New York mayoral race. The Wall Street Journal says she currently has 25% of the vote among Democrats. Guess voters assume Quinn won’t be sending any dick pics.
A Portland couple were tossed from a taxi and left on the side of the highway on Friday because they were lesbians. “I was initially shocked. This is Portland,” said Kate Neal, who admits she and her girlfriend were being mildly affectionate. The cabbie became hostile and spewed homophobic insults before ousting the ladies and their friend onto Interstate 84. Broadway Cab announced it is investigating the driver who warned the women, “you can’t be gay in my cab.” Buddy we can be gay wherever we like.
Happy 60th birthday to Tim Gunn. We hope we can make it work like that when we hit the big 6-0.