by Justin Dweeber at . Comments

New Zealand has become the 13th country to legalize gay marriage!

The bill was approved by a vote of 77 to 44.

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As the result was announced, a joyous crowd began to sing the indigenous New Zealand love song "Pokarekare Ana."

The bill's sponsor, Louisa Wall, said in her speech to lawmakers, "In our society, the meaning of marriage is universal. It's a declaration of love and commitment to a special person."

"Nothing could make me more proud to be a New Zealander than passing this bill."

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Former Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is not backing down from his opposition to gay marriage, saying it would be political suicide for the GOP to do so.

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Santorum, who ran for President in 2012, told the Des Moines Register that Republicans must maintain opposed to marriage equality to avert disaster.

He also predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court would reject gay-marriage rights in upcoming rulings on Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.

“I’m sure you could go back and read stories, oh, you know, ‘The Republican party’s going to change. This is the future.’ Obviously that didn’t happen,” he said.

“I think you’re going to see the same stories written now and it’s not going to happen. The Republican Party’s not going to change on this issue."

"In my opinion it would be suicidal if it did.”

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Under fire for recent comment regarding gay marriage - in which he questioned whether the legality of such a union would lead to fathers marrying their sons - Jeremy Irons has released a statement on his website.

And the opening line makes his stance clear as can be:

I am deeply concerned that from my on line discussion with the Huffington Post, it has been understood that I hold a position that is anti gay. This is as far from the truth of me as to say that I believe the earth is flat.

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Earlier this week, Jeremy Irons' gay marriage comments - musing on whether this would lead to incestuous situations in which fathers married their sons in order to avoid estate taxes - received major backlash.

But not from Stephen Colbert!

The Comedy Central host stood up for Irons, first by defending his view that "living with another animal, whether it be a husband or a dog, is great," by explaining:

"See? He's cool with whatever. A sexless marriage with a wife, a sex-filled marriage with a dog."

By quoting Irons, he assured viewers that as long as you say you don't have a strong opinion at the start... and then conclude by wishing everyone the best... you can say anything you want in between!

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Last week, Bill O'Reilly made headlines by stating that gay marriage critics have no legal argument.

And, as a result of that stance, the Fox News star got into an argument with fellow conservative Laura Ingraham on Tuesday.

The radio host took issue with O'Reilly saying those opposed to same-sex weddings can merely "thump" the bible, promoting Ingraham to ask:

"Why did you use the word 'thump'?' I don't think it helps."

Watch now as O'Reilly seems taken aback by the concept of who he is supposed to be helping:

Elsewhere, O'Reilly denied any feud with Rush Limbaugh, who has come out and said gay marriage is inevitable.

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In an interview this week with The Huffington Post, actor Jeremy Irons says he doesn't have a "strong feeling" in either direction about the ongoing gay marriage debate.

Well, except this concern:

Taxes are an interesting topic, he says, "because could a father not marry his son?"

There are laws against incest, but "it's not incest between men," Irons counters, adding:

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by Free Britney at . Comments

Stop the presses. Bill Maher and Bill O'Reilly agree on something!

Earlier this week, the former said that arguments against same-sex marriage are “bankrupt," despite opponents "desperately trying to find something."

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"You saw it with the Supreme Court last week when they heard arguments about gay marriage and they brought up all these ancient debunked ideas,” he said.

“These are Supreme Court justices, and they’re saying things like, ‘Well, what about ... you know, marriage is for procreation,’ which is not hard to shoot down."

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A couple of the loudest voices in the Republican party have spoken out this week on the issue of gay marriage.

First, Bill O'Reilly came out and sounded very much like a marriage equality advocate, saying all legal arguments were on the side of homosexuals in this debate.

Now, Rush Limbaugh has sounded a very different tone, admitting that gay marriage is "inevitable," but blaming Democrats for how they have messed with the important language of the topic.

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"I don't care what the Supreme Court does, this is now inevitable," Limbaugh said of the the Prop 8 deliberation. "And it's inevitable because we lost the language on this."

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

As many await the California Supreme Court ruling on Prop 8, marriage equality advocates suddenly find themselves with a surprising ally:

Bill O'Reilly.

The conservative Fox News host talked with Megyn Kelly last night about the contentious issue and made his stance very clear, saying simply:

"The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals."

"We're Americans, we just want to be treated like everybody else. That's a compelling argument, and to deny that you've got to have a very strong argument on the other side," O'Reilly says in the above video.

"And the other side hasn't been able to do anything but thump the Bible."

This, he states, it not a basis on which to enact public policy.

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With gay marriage in the Supreme Court's hands during historic arguments this week, people from all sides of the spectrum have descended upon D.C.

That includes the Westboro Baptist Church.

The anti-gay activists from Kansas are at it again, this time picketing the SCOTUS and facing off with numerous citizens who couldn't disagree with them more.

Journalism student Trey Yingst went down to experience for himself the scene outside the nation's highest court as it debates the issue of gay marriage.

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