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Florida's Same-Sex Couples Are Getting Married

Florida's Same-Sex Couples Are Getting Married


... and five other things you should know today.

Photo: Courtesy of Florida Keys Tourism

1. Same-sex couples began marrying today in Miami-Dade County. Couples statewide can enjoy the freedom to marry starting tomorrow. Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones, a Key West couple whose lawsuit helped pave the way for same-sex marriage equality in Florida, had their tuxedos fitted Monday afternoon (pictured above) in preparation for their wedding very early Tuesday, January 6, 2015. [More couple photos at]

2. While the Queen honored four LGBT activists at this year's New Year Honors, she also awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) to the controversial and anti-LGBT Northern Irish politician, Maurice Mills. Taking to Twitter, Ellen Page had some choice words: "The Queen honored a politician who blamed Hurricane Katrina & AIDS on LGBT people: ... fuck that."

3. Ricky Martin reacted in the best possible way to online rumors of his death. Taking to Instagram, he posted a number of photos from "the afterlife," captioned with #heaven. While we're glad Martin is still amongst the living, here's hoping heaven is as beautiful as the place he's vacationing. [Huffington Post]

4. After years and years of waiting, 2015 may just be the year we're gifted with an Absolutely Fabulous movie! Jennifer Saunders had this to say: "I've finished the first draft. I'm feeling euphoric. My proper New Year's resolution is to do the film, otherwise it'll be a pointless year of procrastination." [NewNowNext]

5. The Catholic Bishop Johan Bonny of Antwerp, Belgium, has called upon the Catholic Church to accept same-sex relationships. In a remarkable move, Bishop Bonny said that gay and lesbian couples should recieve the same ecclesiastical recognition as heterosexual couples, although he did stop short of saying that the church should perform same-sex marriages itself. [ThinkProgress]

6. Desiree Akhavan's film Appropriate Behavior opens Jan. 16. And the trailer is too funny.

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