Mary Cheney, the openly gay daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, married her longtime partner Heather Poe earlier today.

Cheney spokeswoman Kara Ahern confirmed the nuptials.

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Former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon is now a married woman.

The actress exchanged vows over the weekend with Christine Marinoni, the woman to whom she got engaged three years ago during a rally to support same-sex marriage in New York. A bill allowing for just that was passed in the summer of 2011.

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Glee star Jane Lynch narrates a new documentary about LGBT rights in America, featuring a candid interview with President Obama and doubling as a de facto campaign ad for the reelection-seeking Commander-in-Chief in 2012.

The documentary-style commercial highlights Obama's achievements over the past three years, most notably ending the military's Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy and most recently coming out with full support for same-sex marriage.

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell told CNN Wednesday that he had "no problem" with gay marriage, but after a week of talk show appearances he's made it clear he's still not ready to endorse its latest champion, Barack Obama.

The Republican famously, and somewhat surprisingly, backed him in 2008.

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In the mid-90s, author Toni Morrison famously referred to Bill Clinton as "the first black President" based on his empathy, efforts to foster broad socioeconomic equality and commitment to issues important to African-American community at large.

Newsweek plays off this quote in its new cover story on President Barack Obama.

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