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The 9th Circuit Court in California struck down Proposition 8, the state's voter-passed ban on gay marriage, ruling that it violates the rights of gay Californians.

The Court's crucial 2-1 vote concluded that the law violates the 14th Amendment rights of gay couples in California to equal protection under the law.

This morning, the Court wrote:

"Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples."

Prop 8

The Circuit Court backed up District Judge Judge Vaughn Walker, who ruled in 2010 that  California has no "rational basis" to single out gays as ineligible for marriage.

The group fighting for Proposition 8, which passed in 2008 after thousands of gay couples had already married, appealed Walker's decision arguing that it should be vacated because Walker is gay and has a long-time same-sex partner.

That ruling was called a "grand slam" by gay rights advocates, who hope it will convince the U.S. Supreme Court to decide that states cannot outlaw gay marriage.

But today's ruling was explicit in that the court's decision is "narrow" and only relates to California, not the entire nation. The pro-Prop. 8 camp has said it will appeal.

In a separate decision, the court refused to invalidate Walker’s ruling on the grounds that he should have disclosed he was in a long term same-sex relationship.

The group can now ask that all 11 members of the 9th Circuit hear their case, instead of just the panel of three who decided against them on Tuesday.

Stay tuned ...

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Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum finished in a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucus Tuesday night, but New Hampshire is another story.

The Granite State, which holds its primary Tuesday, is more secular and may be less receptive to Santorum's rampant homophobia socially conservative views.

Santorum was booed after a lengthy back-and-forth with students in Concord, N.H., on the issue of same-sex marriage, which is legal in New Hampshire.

He called on a woman who asked, “How about the idea that all men are created equal, rights to happiness and liberty?" The former Senator's response:

“So anyone can marry can marry anybody else? If that’s the case, then everyone can marry several people … so you can be married to five people. Is that OK?” he asked.

You heard him right. A leading candidate for President of the United States compared gay marriage to polygamy. Thus the origin of Santorum's Google problem.

Rather than simply dodging the question and/or quickly moving on, he continued to try to make his point as the crowd grew more and more agitated.

The student angrily answered, regarding Santorum's absurd comeback, “That’s not what we are talking about!” The boos came raining down before long.

Maybe Meghan McCain has a point.

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Former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell defended her decision to walk off Piers Morgan Tonight, but also responded with a good-natured Tweet after the host took a dig at her past as a witch.

“Ms O’Donnell wasn’t happy about me quizzing her re withcraft and sex. But really flipped at gay marriage Qs. Ripped mike and fled,” Piers said.

“My first ever walk-out in 25 years of interviews ... do you think Christine O’Donnell is going to put a witch’s curse on me now?”

Witch Picture

Piers then did the professional thing, inviting Christine back on his show to discuss the walk-off. But she respectfully declined on Twitter.

“Piers, thanks for the invite. Schedule is already packed, maybe another night. No hard feelings, you cheeky bugger,” she wrote.

And that's that.

The sorceress/politician told Fox News earlier today that she didn't come on CNN to speak about those hot button issues, and wanted to discuss other topics instead ... except that Piers wouldn't STFU about sex!

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Former U.S. Senate candidate and possible witch Christine O'Donnell peaced out of an interview on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight after a heated exchange.

O'Donnell, who ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for Joe Biden's old seat last fall, was there to promote her book, but ended up walking (not flying) out.

Christine was persistently asked by Piers about her views on DADT, gay marriage, and sexuality, but kept trying to steer him away from those subjects.

"You're promoting the damn book!" Morgan exclaimed after her 14th attempt to refer him to it. O'Donnell called him "borderline rude" and awkwardly left.

If nothing else, we learned that O'Donnell does not condone masturbating. Still unresolved is whether she has cast any good spells recently.

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It's small, but important and effective and it forces us to give major props to Miley Cyrus.

The singer Tweeted the words "All LOVE is Equal," last night, along with her new tattoo, which is an equal sign. Check it out below:

Miley Cyrus tat

Cyrus has made her views on gay marriage well known over the years. She spoke out against Carrie Prejean in 2009 and she brought up the topic in contrast with the Casey Anthony verdict a few weeks ago.

In this example, someone disagreed with Miley over Twitter, which prompted the following response: "where does it say in the bible to judge others? Oh right. It doesn't. GOD is the only judge honey. 'GOD is love.'"

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The police record of former Cowboys star Michael Irvin is as decorated as this Hall of Famer's resume. He's been busted for numerous alleged crimes, including drug possession and sexual assault.

This month, though, the controversial ex-wide receiver covers Out and wonders if his sordid behavior was related to living with his gay, late brother, Vaughn.

Kate Upton SI Swimsuit Issue Cover

"Maybe some of the issues I’ve had with so many women, just bringing women around so everybody can see, maybe that’s the residual of the fear I had that if my brother is wearing ladies’ clothes, am I going to be doing that? Is it genetic?” Irvin says in the article. “I’m certainly not making excuses for my bad decisions. But I had to dive inside of me to find out why am I making these decisions, and that came up.”

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Brad Pitt called New York State's recent passage of a bill legalizing gay marriage an encouraging sign. Might there be signs that he's considering tying the knot?

The actor and partner Angelina Jolie are famous for saying they won't marry until gay marriage is legal everywhere. That's going to be a long, slow fight.

However, Brad recently said his six kids are often asking when mom and dad are going to get hitched. "It's something we've got to look at," he admits.

Jolie and Pitt Picture

So will Brangelina really wait for all states to ratify gay marriage, or is that just a clever, noble response to incessant questions regarding their status?

"The thing is with Brad," says one of his closet friends and confidants, "is that you just don't know, especially since he got together with [Angelina]."

Asked why Brad and Angelina don't just get married if they and their kids want that, the source suggested they may be playing the media a bit.

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Miley Cyrus went after two hot topics in one Tweet today, reacting in shock to the Casey Anthony not guilty verdict... and then bringing up the state of gay marriage in California to depict how effed up our society is.

The two issues aren't exactly related - neither controversy really needs a comparison to the other in order for most to realize something is amiss - but we commend Miley for at least focusing on important current events.

We'd much rather write about her in this context than make fun of her latest outfit...

A Miley Cyrus Tweet

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Gay couples can now get married in the state of New York.

That's great and all, Brad Pitt tells People, but it's not enough. Not by a great number of states.

Just Being Brad

“It is encouraging that New York has joined the movement to grant equal marriage rights to its citizens," the actor said. "But it is each American’s Constitutional right to marry the person they love, no matter what state they inhabit."

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It took about 30 seconds for How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, and longtime boyfriend David Burtka, to take advantage of New York's brand new Marriage Equality Bill:

The two are engaged!

Harris and Burtka have been together since 2004 and are the parents of twins. Here is how they announced their plans to marry via Twitter:

NPH Tweets

The exciting news also gives us an excuse to post Harris' concluding rap from this year's Tony Awards. It was incredibly awesome.

We wish this pair, and all gay couples that now have the same right as heterosexual couples in New York, the very best of luck!

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