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Alabama state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, your favorite all-around bigot political leader, is not happy with the U.S. Supreme Court after it allowed for gay marriage ceremonies to commence in Alabama today.

Moore, along with a few judges who are refusing to give out marriage licenses, argue that the Supreme Court should have waited until June when it would make a decision about gay marriage in all states.

Moore went as far as urging judges not to hand to give out licenses. Only time will tell how many lawsuits ensue from this blatant bigotry.

But, as our favorite Instagramers in Alabama declare, #LoveWins.

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Jim Nabors is gaaaaaaay? I haven’t been this shocked since I found out that Victor Garber was gay. You know, two weeks ago. And by "shocked," I mean, well, I guess my brain was like, "What a second?" and then everything switched back to normal. Jim Nabors is gay. Gomer Pyle. So what, who cares. Good for him. Now that you mention it, I guess it does make a little bit of sense, huh?

But the bigger news is that Jim Nabors, gay man, married his partner, Stan Cadwallader, on January 15 in Seattle. The couple, who have been together for 38 years, wed in a civil ceremony in Seattle, Washington, where same-sex marriage was legalized and went into effect on January 6. 

"I’m very happy that I’ve had a partner of 38 years and I feel very blessed," said Nabors. "And, what can I tell you, I’m just very happy."

Before they legally tied the knot, "It’s pretty obvious that we had no rights as a couple, yet when you’ve been together 38 years," said Nabors, who in 1994 underwent a liver transplant, "I think something’s got to happen there, you’ve got to solidify something. And at my age, it’s probably the best thing to do." 

The two met in 1975, when Cadwallader, now 64, was a Honolulu fire fighter, said Nabors. 

Despite his recent nuptials, Nabors insists he’s not one to take up the issue of gay marriage, saying: "I’m not a debater. And everybody has their own opinion about this, and actually I’m not an activist, so I’ve never gotten involved in any of this."

A Honolulu firefighter? Get it get it, Jim Nabors. In all seriousness, this is incredibly delightful and charming, and it’s lovely that Nabors, who has kept mum on his personal life, feels comfortable enough to share a sliver of it now.

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New Super PAC Ad: ‘I Didn’t Vote For None of That Gay Shit’

Behold, Campaign for American Values PAC’s newest bit of poorly scripted homophobia, “New Morning.” There is a lot to love here.

I can safely say that we’ve all been in that kitchen, muttering over all the unrepentant faggotry in that day’s paper, confiding in a spouse that we feel threatened by soon-to-be-mandatory butt-sex relationships. Not even jars of two different flavors of Goldfish® Crackers could make me feel safe from the homosexual agenda!

What does the early close-up on the coffee mug signify? I can’t believe I have to spell it out for you, but if we let the gays get married, the reception desserts alone will exhaust the entire nation’s coffee supply. Proposition 8 doesn’t sound so bad now, does it.

Amazing to think that Obama is willing to throw away the anti-gay vote that propelled him to the presidency, isn’t it? That’s not how to build your base. But unless you vote Romney, it may be too late for families like this one. Just look at the husband’s face when he agrees with his morally centered wife: almost as though he were having second thoughts about his traditional marriage. Hold on till November, guy—the cavalry is coming, and they’re straight.      

Marvel-Inspired Gay Wedding Takes Place in Ohio Comic Book Store

In a bizarre twist of life imitating comic books, two men wed to coincide with the release of Marvel’s Astonishing X-Men No. 51 issue. What makes #51 the lucky number, you say? Well, in that particular issue, Northstar, Marvel’s first openly gay superhero, marries his longtime boyfriend Kyle. How romantic! So what better way to celebrate this groundbreaking event in geeky history than holding a wedding, complete with an embossed comic-strip style wedding cake, at the actual store?

We’re sure those were the exact thoughts of architect Jason Welker and health care worker Scott Everhart when they made their trek up from gay-marriage unfriendly Ohio to tie the knot this Wednesday in true, dedicated fanboy fashion.

“I’ve actually read comics since I was 18,” said Everhart. “One of our first dates, actually I took him to one of our local comic shops. So he didn’t run screaming when he found out I was a geek.”

Super sweet! Props to Marvel for being so supportive of true geeky love.

“Though this is a personal thing for us, in the larger scope, we are showing our support for the community—our community—and so is a mainstream company like Marvel to put this out there to show kids that you can be different and you can be accepted for who you are,” said Everhart.

Marriage Equality Comes to the Great White Way

Broadway is putting its best foot forward, this time down the aisle. After last night’s performance of Hair, three same-sex couples—musical comedy star Terri White and her career representative Donna Barnett; actor Ryan Dietz and playwright Josh Levine; and stage doorman John Raymond Barker and usher Jared Pike—were married onstage at the St. James Theater. Colman Domingo, an accomplished actor himself, was ordained especially for the event. “These theaters are our churches,” Mr. Domingo explained, “and here we are in our churches having these weddings. It’s incredible.”

The musical Hair, which tells the story of free-living and loving young people in the sixties, was an ideal backdrop for the evening’s ceremony. Matt DeAngelis, a lead performer in the ensemble cast, said of the play, “It’s always been a catalyst for social change. Theater in general is carried on the backs of all our wonderful gay friends. It’s a community of straight and gay people working together, unlike any other business in the entire world.” DeAngelis’s character of Woof, a man who insists he isn’t gay but wants to sleep with Mick Jagger, got knowing laughs from an audience full of show people who witnessed that embryonic moment in history. The cast and the creative forces behind this new production of Hair have been consistent supporters of same-sex marriage, performing at the National Equality March in Washington, D.C., organizing rallies, and tirelessly fundraising. Monday’s performance was in aid of Broadway Impact, an organization dedicated to marriage equality.

The event followed the nuptials of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s staff members John Feinblatt and Jonathan Mintz on Sunday, 25 July, where Broadway was also very much in evidence. After the Mayor performed New York’s first same-sex marriage on the front steps of Gracie Mansion, Joel Grey sang “Married” from Cabaret, in which he originated (appropriately) the role of Master of Ceremonies, and Audra McDonald offered Gershwins’ “He Loves and She Loves.” The Gods of Broadway’s Golden Age could hardly have predicted the meanings their songs would someday carry.

Even Terri White and Donna Barnett, dressed in their Sunday best bonnets and spring suits, were overcome by the serendipity of it all. The couple had a commitment ceremony at the St. James Theater in 2009 while Ms. White was appearing in Finian’s Rainbow, but things couldn’t have been more different last night. “Now it feels like we’re married,” Ms. White asserts. “For the first time, I feel like a US citizen.”

Pictured: Terri White and Donna Barnett