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A Family Ties star now has an official family of her own.

Actress Meredith Baxter and contractor Nancy Locke got married yesterday in Los Angeles in a small ceremony that included close friends and family members.

People confirms the couple, who has been dating seven years, exchanged handwritten vows.

Nancy Locke and Meredith Baxter

The ceremony took place nearly four years to the day after Baxter came out as a lesbian.

She made the admission on The Today Show, saying at the time that her children fully support her and she was "never comfortable" with herself until having this realization.

We send the newlyweds our very best wishes!

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The Hawaii State Senate has passed a bill legalizing gay marriage, making it all but official that the island paradise will now be a same-sex wedding destination.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who called lawmakers to a special session for the bill and has supported gay marriage, has said he would sign the measure.

It will allow thousands of gay couples living in Hawaii, and even more tourists to marry in the Pacific Ocean state starting on Monday, December 2.

Senators passed the bill 19-4 with two lawmakers excused.

More than half the chamber's lawmakers spoke in support of the bill, with many urging the public to come together to heal divisions within the community.

It will also benefit the state economically. An estimate from a University of Hawaii researcher it could boost tourism by $217 million over the next three years.

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Kids don't just say the darndest things.

They can also say the most insightful things, even when it comes to a hot button topic such as gay marriage.

In the latest of their Kids React series, The Fine Bros., asks young folks between the ages of 5 and 13 to react to a number of same-sex proposals.

We see a Utah man use a flash mob to propose to his boyfriend in a Home Depot, along with a Seattle-based lesbian who pops life's most pressing question on top of a bus.

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The U.S. Military Academy at West Point hosted its third same-sex wedding since said marriages became legally recognized by the State of New York in 2011.

Larry Choate III, class of 2009, married class of 2007 cadet Daniel Lenox in a ceremony officiated by Chaplain Cynthia Lindenmeyer and about 20 guests. 

"It's maybe one more barrier that's pushed over a little bit, or maybe one more glass ceiling that's shattered and makes it easier for the next couple," said Choate.

Rainbow Wedding Cake

In 2012, more than a year after same-sex marriage became legal in New York, two female couples were married at the famed West Point campus.

Choate and Lennox's wedding is the first between two men to take place there.

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A straight man's perspective on what it's like to be gay is shared in this video, a response to recently being de-friended on Facebook by a former friend.

This individual's brother is gay, and the Facebook de-friending took place after he posted photos of his beloved brother and his partner getting married.

Condemned for his "anti-God" post, the man was shamed by someone he considered a friend, which got him thinking: What if it had been his own wedding?

What if hadn't been a distant friend who confronted him in such a way, but a close family member? And how do gay people cope with such an event?

This brings him to tears in the video confession below. Take a look:

It's clear that his empathy is both profound and genuine as he encourages other straight people to look at the issue of sexual orientation from this perspective.

Think it would help change yours, or others that you know?

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Same-sex couples in a handful of New Jersey towns exchanged marriage vows early Monday after a court ruling forced the Garden State to legalize gay marriage.

The ceremonies joined couples that have been together for years, and in some cases decades, in hastily arranged ceremonies that remained in doubt until Friday.

Booker, Couple

That was when a unanimous N.J. Supreme Court rejected Gov. Chris Christie's administration's request to delay the implementation date of same-sex weddings.

Last month, a lower-court judge ruled that New Jersey must recognize gay marriages starting Monday, despite the opposition of Christie and others.

The Republican governor, a possible presidential candidate in the 2016 election, asked the state's top court to overturn that ruling pending an appeal.

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Greg Louganis has taken the official splash with Johnny Chaillot.

The former Olympic diver, who tested positive for HIV in 1988 and who came out as gay during an interview with Oprah in 1995, exchanged vows on Saturday with Johnny Chaillot.

The couple met about a year ago on and Louganis described their relationship to People as an "incredible journey."

"I feel like we've been through a lifetime in a very short time," Louganis tells the magazine.

The ceremony took place in Malibu, with about 160 friends and family members on hand, including Barbara Eden, French Stewart and Bruce Vilanch.

In lieu of gifts, the couple has asked guests to donate to the Human Rights Campaign and Mending Kids International.

We send Louganis and Chaillot our very best wishes and do the same for Jason Wahler and Ashley Stack, who also got married this weekend.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is one of the country's most popular and high-profile politicians, but Jersey Shore stars Snooki and JWoww are not impressed.

It was the Republican's recent appeal against the court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in the Garden State that left a bad taste in JWoww's mouth.

"He's retarded," she said. "He's a disgrace to Jersey just like we were!"

Well, at least half of that statement is undeniably accurate, if you follow.

Chris Christie wants the state to appeal a judge's ruling that it must allow gay marriage; a definite decision on the matter will be made by October 21.

JWoww, meanwhile, has issued a mea culpa of sorts. She took to her Twitter on Tuesday, October 1, to apologize for her offensive word choice:

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Former president George H.W. Bush, 89, served as an official witness at a same-sex marriage ceremony in Maine last weekend, according to reports.

H.W. and wife Barbara attended the wedding of longtime friends Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, who own a general store in Kennebunkport.

That seaside town has long been home to the Bush summer estate.

Thorgalsen posted a photo on Facebook of the 41st U.S. President with the marriage license. Gay marriage became legal in Maine in December.

George H.W. Bush, Same-Sex Marriage Certificate

George H.W. Bush was in the White House from 1989-1993, when same-sex marriage and LGBT rights weren't as big a political issue as they are today.

His son, former President George W. Bush, opposed gay marriage and in 2004 announced support for a proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw it.

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Hillary Clinton will become America's first lesbian president if she wins the White House in 2016, predicts the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer.

Say what now?

Hillary Clinton Photograph

Fischer, whose anti-gay remarks on his "Focal Point" radio show are not new, points to an interview with Bill Clinton's alleged ex-mistress Gennifer Flowers.

In a recent sitdown with the Daily Mail (UK), Flowers claimed that during their alleged affair, Bill Clinton had told her that Hillary is bisexual. Allegedly.

Pointing to Flowers' speculation over the nature of Hillary's relationship with top aide Huma Abedin (also the wife of Anthony Weiner), Fischer noted:

"The bottom line: If Hillary Clinton becomes president in 2016, she will not only be our first female president, she could be our first lesbian president.”

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