Ben & Jerry's has renamed their apple pie flavor to "Apple-y Ever After" in support of same-sex marriage. As if I needed another excuse to buy a pint...
Although gay marriage has no official status in Japan, this week Tokyo Disneyland announced it would begin allowing same-sex couples to wed on their property. This decision came after 27-year-old Koyuki Higashi inquired if it would be permitted for her to marry her partner there. This announcement is considered groundbreaking in a country where homosexuality is still a taboo topic. Via The Guardian:
Higashi and her partner have visited Disneyland to break their good news to Mickey Mouse, but have yet to set a date for the wedding. "Mickey first looked surprised to hear that we are a couple of girls," she said on her blog. "But we said we were there to thank him … and he celebrated with us."
Disney really does make dreams come true!
New Zealand is on its way to legalizing same-sex marriage, and one Anglican church is all for it. St.-Matthew-in-the-City in Aukland put this one up and it has already been torn by one angry citizen.
Get all your politicking at Pundit Kitchen!
The controversial Archie Comics issue in which gay character Kevin Keller marries his boyfriend has completely sold out. This is despite anti-gay group One Million Moms threatening boycott on Toys 'R' Us if they refused to pull it from shelves. Sorry Moms, but you might want to consider changing your organization's name to "Bigoted Childowners Who Over-Exaggerate Their Numbers." Congratulations Kevin!
Longstanding Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank wed his boyfriend Jim Ready on Sunday in Newton, Mass. Frank famously became the first member of congress to declare that he was gay in 1987, and is now the first to be wed to someone of the same sex.