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Gay Rights, Weed, and 'Passing the Banana'

Gay Rights, Weed, and 'Passing the Banana'


And 5 Other Things You Need to Know Today

1. A group of same-sex couples in Arkansas have filed a lawsuit to stop and overturn that state's ban on same-sex nuptials.

2. Conservatives have hated General Mills since 2010, when the cereal company first came out for marriage equality. One irate right-winger even tried, and failed, to show his anger through flame. Now anti-gay cranks are protesting the Minnesota-based company after it announced that they were celebrating LGBT pride with a special, more rainbow-y edition of Lucky Charms. "[We're] celebrating Pride month with whimsical delight, magical charms, and two new rainbow marshmallows," said General Mills. Conservative, meanwhile, claim the company is "going gay." Neither the Lucky Charms leprechaun nor any of General Mills's other iconic spokespeople, including Betty Crocker, Count Chocula, and the Trix rabbit, had any comment.

3. Tickets are now available for the Ali Forney Center's 4th annual Oasis fundraiser. The event, held at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, benefits the NYC-based housing center for LGBT youth.

4. Eleven states to watch as marriage equality battles unfold.

5. Following reports that a Catholic school in Worcester, Massachusetts, broke ties with the Worcester Art Museum over the museum's support for marriage equality, the Catholic Diocese of Worcester and numerous other Church affiliated groups insist they'll continue to patronize the museum.

6. Green Piece is a web show about marijuana. In this non-linear installment, they discuss gay rights, weed, and the blurry lines that connect them:

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