Equality Wins Minnesota House and 5 Other Things We Learned Today
By Out.com Editors
1. It's looking like Minnesota may become the 12th state to allow same-sex couples the right to marry after the House voted 75-59 to legalize gay and lesbian nuptials. The bill now goes to the full state senate. A senate committee approved similar legislation in March, so hopefully the votes are there. Gov. Mark Dayton (pictured above) said he will sign such a law.
2. Mark Pocan, a gay U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, has made history by becoming the first Congressman to get a congressional spousal ID card for his same-sex partner.
3. Charlie Crist, the former Florida Gov. long dogged by gay rumors, came out for marriage equality. "I most certainly support marriage equality in Florida and look forward to the day it happens here," he said on Facebook.
4. On a somewhat related note, Margaret Cho had this to say about John Travolta: "He’s not just gay. He doesn’t just like men. He is like Oscar Wilde gay, like Lord Byron gay. That kind of crazy, incredibly flamboyant. I feel bad for him, because I know he would be much happier if he could just come out, but he can’t."
5. While some American Indian tribes have fully embraced LGBT people and marriage equality, not all are as supportive.
6. And now, for your viewing pleasure, the first four scenes of Now You See Me, the magic Vegas heist movie starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco.