Same-sex couples are marrying up a storm in Montana today, and this youngster smells a business opportunity. My guess is he'll carry your rings--and improve the sartorial flavor of your wedding with those snazzy rainbow suspenders--for the price of a juice box. I spotted the adorable kiddo on the Facebook page for Fair is Fair Montana.
And now for something completely different . . . or at least something we haven't seen in a while. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today declared that marriage bans in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee are legal. It's the first time since the Supreme Court's Windsor decision that a federal appeals court has upheld a voter-approved ban on gay marriage. The judges decided 2-1. Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey was peeved with her two compadres. She finished her dissent with this: "If we in the judiciary do not have the authority, and indeed the responsibility, to right fundamental wrongs left excused by a majority of the electorate, our whole intricate, constitutional system of checks and balances, as well as the oaths to which we swore, prove to be nothing but shams." Wow. If a food fight breaks out in the Sixth Circuit lunchroom tomorrow, I won't be surprised.
The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, and President Obama's Tech Czar, Megan Smith, are both openly gay people. The secret is out. While we were letting the world believe all gay men are hairdressers and all lesbians are tennis players, we were silently climbing to the highest rungs of the technology ladder.
Now world domination is at hand. We'll control your iPhone AND your highlights.