Prop H8 is History! http://bit.ly/H8IsHistory

Prop H8 is History! http://bit.ly/H8IsHistory

Tomorrow, at 10:00am EST, the U.S. Supreme Court will announce their decision on the highly publicized court cases on Prop. 8 in California and Section 3 of DOMA. I think it’s pretty clear, who’s side we’re on… 

The Atlantic released their June 2013 cover story today, titled “What Straights Can Learn From Same-Sex Couples,” and features a tight-angle photograph of two (presumably married) men hand-in-hand. While it doesn’t have the same shock and awe TIME induced earlier this year— when they featured same-sex couples kissing on the cover— it’s still warms us to see these publications embracing the impressive cultural strides we’ve made this year as a community. You can read The Atlantic's cover story here. —Scott McPherson

The Atlantic released their June 2013 cover story today, titled “What Straights Can Learn From Same-Sex Couples,” and features a tight-angle photograph of two (presumably married) men hand-in-hand. While it doesn’t have the same shock and awe TIME induced earlier this year— when they featured same-sex couples kissing on the cover— it’s still warms us to see these publications embracing the impressive cultural strides we’ve made this year as a community. You can read The Atlantic's cover story here.Scott McPherson

FEMEN protesters in France have been a recurring and dramatic presence during the country’s debate about marriage equality. They go bare-chested and loudly into anti-gay marriage protests and are often arrested. So after Dominique Venner, an outspoken opponent of marriage equality, took the extreme measure of committing suicide inside Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral in apparent protest of the country’s new law, a FEMEN protester showed up to counter. The woman is painted in the slogan “May Fascism Rest in Hell” and she wields a gun, even pointing it into her own mouth, but unlike Venner she doesn’t pull the trigger. The photos of the startling protest are jarring, and they end in arrest.

President Obama, changing minds and hearts in a state where only 27% favor marriage equality. Watch the speech here: http://bit.ly/ObamaMorehouse

President Obama, changing minds and hearts in a state where only 27% favor marriage equality. Watch the speech here: http://bit.ly/ObamaMorehouse

In a 30-37 vote, the Minnesota State Senate approved a marriage equality bill today. The governor is expected to sign the legislation on Tuesday. In addition to Washington D.C., this brings the total number of states with marriage equality to 12!  —Scott McPherson

In a 30-37 vote, the Minnesota State Senate approved a marriage equality bill today. The governor is expected to sign the legislation on Tuesday. In addition to Washington D.C., this brings the total number of states with marriage equality to 12!  —Scott McPherson

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TIME magazine released the April 8, 2013 issue today in two editions. One cover featuring a gay couple, and the other a lesbian couple, locking lips. The portraits are by photographer Peter Hapak, and outtakes of the couples, including additional duos that didn’t make the cover, can be seen here. The kissing men are real-life couple, film and television set designer Eric LaBonté & his domestic partner Russell Hart, a hair salon owner. Living in Los Angeles, the two have been together for 7 years and engaged since 2010. Says LaBonté (right):

"My parents have been married for 45 years and I always knew that was something that I wanted. I want our children to say, ‘My daddies are married.’ We wanted to feel like a complete package.”

See the second cover, which features Sarah and Kristen Ellis-Henderson of Sea Cliff, N.Y., after the jump.

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The Advocate is with Edie. The Art Department made this supportive graphic today, in hopes to bring attention to the DOMA case U.S. v. Windsor, where oral arguments begin on Wednesday. Show your support for marriage equality and share this with your network of friends. Check back to Advocate.com for in-depth coverage, as Advocate contributor Kerry Eleveld sits in on two very important cases at the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

The Advocate is with Edie. The Art Department made this supportive graphic today, in hopes to bring attention to the DOMA case U.S. v. Windsor, where oral arguments begin on Wednesday. Show your support for marriage equality and share this with your network of friends. Check back to Advocate.com for in-depth coverage, as Advocate contributor Kerry Eleveld sits in on two very important cases at the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

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Modern Family
's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, fiance Justin Mikita, and their newly-launched foundation Tie The Knot, have unveiled their first formal bow tie on Wednesday. The tie, named “The Signature Wedding Bow Tie,” was personally designed by Ferguson and Mikita and is now available online at The Tie Bar. Each signature tie is handmade, retails at an affordable $25, and features a print of the foundation’s symbol, the owl. According to their website, the owl stands as a universal symbol of wisdom, representing foresight, perspective and patience. All proceeds from the sale of the bow ties will go directly to various organizations fighting for civil rights and equality on behalf of the LGBT community.

Click here to support this cause and purchase a bow tie for equality!

Renee and Chris Wiley pose for a wedding photo on Times Square in New York CIty on Wednesday. Congratulations to the happy couple! (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Renee and Chris Wiley pose for a wedding photo on Times Square in New York CIty on Wednesday. Congratulations to the happy couple! (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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