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This photo from New York's Gay Pride Parade is setting Reddit on fire.

Why? There are two distinct possibilities, as THG sees it:

  1. It's two human beings showing that all of us are created equal, that we are who we are, and that all love is truly beautiful and worth appreciating.
  2. It's two hot girls kissing.
Gay Pride Parade Photo

Who would've guessed Lady Gaga's National Anthem performance - during which she shouted out the "rainbow flag" and changed "home of the brave" to "home for the gays" - would be the second-most buzzed-about moment from the annual LGBT celebration ...

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The Seattle Mariners are 35-47, 13 games out of first place in the American League West.

They have made very little noise on the field.

But the team generated a number of headlines yesterday after flying the gay pride flag during a home game at Safeco Field, honoring the landmark Supreme Court decisions of the week: dismissing Prop 8 in California and striking down DOMA.

Pride Flag

The move came on the same day as Seattle's 39th annual Pride Parade, with the flag waving atop the pole typically reserved for the Washington Nationals.

"#Mariners make history, becoming first major professional team to fly Pride flag, today at Safeco Field," TV reporter Chris Daniels Tweeted along with the above photo.

Most folks admire the Mariners for making such a gesture, while critics say a baseball game should be free from politics.

What do you think of the gay pride flag flying?

 

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It's always been assumed, but The New Yorker went ahead and stuck its nose in Sesame Street's business today...

... by outing Bert and Ernie as a gay couple!

In the wake of the Supreme Court shooting down DOMA and Prop 8 this week, the magazine's latest issue places these two puppets on the cover, savoring the "moment of joy."

Bert and Ernie New Yorker Cover

“It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,” said Jack Hunter, the artist behind this image, adding via Tumblr:

“This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.”

It's possible not everyone agrees, however. In 2011, Sesame Street even said that Bert and Ernie are just friends, with no implied sexual orientation.

Tell us what you think in the comments and our surveys:

The New Yorker's Bert and Ernie cover:

 

Are they just friends?

 

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After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, Chick-fil-A president and chief operating officer Dan Cathy was not happy.

The Wall Street Journal Cathy reported that Cathy Tweeted, then quickly removed, an anti-gay marriage statement following the landmark DOMA verdict.

D. Cathy Tweet

The Chick-fil-A exec called it a "sad day" for the U.S. and that the "founding fathers would be ashamed" at such disregard for the "cornerstone of strong societies."

The court ruled that DOMA, which barred the U.S. government from recognizing same-sex unions, even in states where gay marriage is legal, is unconstitutional.

Following the decision, the SCOTUS also dismissed Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban, clearing the way for gay marriage in that state.

Cathy, who famously made headlines last summer for saying his company supports the "biblical definition" of marriage, quickly voiced his displeasure.

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Simply put, today is a good day to be a gay American:

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstituional, while also dismissing Prop 8 and allowing for same-sex marriage in California.

It's also a good day to be a gay vampire. Or a gay witch. Or a gay shape shifter, as the following True Blood video makes clear.

Yes, the HBO hit has wasted no time in celebrating the landmark decisions, releasing the following footage and telling the world: Come out, come out... whatever you are.

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As if their day wasn't eventful enough, the pro-gay marriage plaintiffs in the Prop 8 case got a congratulatory phone call from President Barack Obama.

Watch below, as they take Obama's call during a live TV interview:

Moments after today's Supreme Court ruling, in which Prop 8 was dismissed by a 5-4 vote, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier were giving an interview on MSNBC.

That's when someone ran over with a phone and said Obama was on the line. They put him on speaker as the POTUS congratulated the couple.

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Same-sex marriage supporters went 2-for-2 on this 26th day of June.

Having already struck down DOMA, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed California's Prop 8, effectively making gay marriage legal in the Golden State.

Prop 8 Opponent

By a 5-4 vote, the justices held in Hollingsworth v. Perry that an appeals court's rejection of California's same-sex marriage ban would stand.

The petitioners did not have the constitutional authority, or standing, to defend the law in federal courts after the state refused to appeal its loss at trial.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion:

“We have never before upheld the standing of a private party to defend the constitutionality of a state statute when state officials have chosen not to."

“We decline to do so for the first time here.”

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Teen Mom 2‘s Kailyn Lowry is a big gay rights supporter. A photo shoot involving her son to bolster that cause has baby daddy Jo Rivera irate, however.

Kailyn Lowry's Son Isaac

The shoot by Kate Hedrick features Kail's husband, Javi Marroquin, and model Wesley Watkins holding Isaac in between them, as if he were their child.

“Doesn’t this make you sick?” a Twitter fan asked Rivera, to which he responded, “yes it does.” But not because of gay rights, or so he claims.

Called out for being homophobic, Jo replied, “Oh no I’m all for equality. But I don’t see how that photo has anything to do with representing equality.”

NoH8, for its part, issued a statement in support of Kailyn Lowry:

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On the field, Adrian Peterson leaves little room for debate: He's one of the best running backs in the history of the NFL.

But the All-Pro appeared last week on Sirius XM NFL Radio and stirred up some controversy with his thoughts on gay marriage.

"I’m not with it,” Peterson said. “I have relatives that are gay. I’m not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love them. But, again, I’m not with that. That’s not something I believe in. But to each his own.”

Adrian Peterson Photo

With Jason Collins have recently come out and Robbie Rogers having signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy, it's safe to assume many more athletes will soon be asked for their take on this issue.

It's been rumored that four gay NFL players will reveal their sexuality prior to the 2013-2014 season kicking off.

If that happens, Peterson and company will be answering questions about a lot more than just 4-3 defenses and zone blocking this fall.

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A judge has ruled that a Texas lesbian couple can't cohabitate, or live together, because of a morality clause in one of the women's divorce papers.

Such a clause is common in divorce cases in Texas and other states.

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It is designed as an actual legal means of preventing a divorced parent from having a romantic partner spend the night while children are in the home.

If a couple marries, they can get out from under the legal provision, but that's not an option for gay couples in Texas, where gay marriage is not legal.

In the divorce of Carolyn and Joshua Compton, Collin County District Judge John Roach Jr. enforced the terms detailed in their 2011 divorce papers.

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