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GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby comes out for gay marriage

Oregon Republican Monica Wehby gay marriage ad

In a new television commercial, a GOP Senate candidate from Oregon is coming out in favor of same-sex marriage. Dr. Monica Wehby released an ad Tuesday in which stands up for the gay plaintiffs who have sued the state over its gay marriage ban.

You can watch the ad for Monica Wehby’s Senate campaign here:

Wehby debuted the on Politico.com before it hit the airwaves Tuesday.

She told the website,

“My opponent keeps trying to paint me as an extreme right-wing Republican, and that’s actually not who I am,” she said in a phone interview. “I’m a very independent-minded person, like our state. I’ve always felt government should stay out of it. This isn’t a change in thought for me at all.”

The man who appears in the ad with Dr. Wehby is Ben West, a plaintiff in the lawsuit that successfully struck down the Oregon gay marriage ban earlier this year.

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka marry

Neil Patrick Harris David Burtka tie the knot.

[photo via Twitter]

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burka tied the knot over the weekend in Italy.

The guys evidently wore custom made Tom Ford tuxedos, and their fraternal twins were also a part of the ceremony.  Pam Fryman, the long-time director of How I Met Your Mother, officiated the service.

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Florida Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage ban

Florida gay marriage ban

The Florida Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday that it will decide if the Florida gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.

The state’s 2nd District Court of Appeals asked Florida’s highest court to settle the issue due to “great public importance.”

According to the Associated Press:

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Indiana, Wisconsin judges lean toward gay marriage

Wisconsin, Indiana could be next to legalize gay marriage.

It looks like Indiana and Wisconsin could be the next states to legalize gay marriage.  Judges heard arguments defending the gay marriage bans in both states on Tuesday.  One of the judges, a Republican appointee, even compared the bans to laws that once prevented interracial marriage.

The Associated Press reports,

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Virginia gay marriage could begin soon

Virginia is for all lovers.

A federal appeals court denied a request on Wednesday to stay a decision by a judge made last month that clears the way for gay marriage in Virginia.  That means same-sex couples could be tying the knot as soon as August 20th.

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