And Now Some Shameless Eye Candy

We here at Men4Marriage believe that there are many facets to being gay and many reasons for coming to our site.  Maybe some of you came here because you’re looking for a husband.  Maybe you’re wanting to find out what you can do in your state to help secure the right to marry the man of your dreams.  Thanks to modern technology (read: our research intern being able to type “Hugh Jackman shirtless” into a search engine)  we would like to present something everyone can agree on: hot and/or half naked guys who play mutants!

Daniel Cudmore/Colossus

Despite being one of the more popular mutants, Colossus hasn’t gotten very many lines in the movies so far.  I’m okay with that, because when you look that good in your boxers, you really don’t need to say anything.  Just turn into metal and throw those soldiers through a wall.  Here’s Daniel Cudmore looking all scruffy and English professor-like with his glasses:

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…and here’s him in a picture from that Twilight movie apparently after he washed the vampire glitter or whatever that stuff is off

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Shawn Ashmore/Iceman

Oh, Bobby Drake, how you’ve grown up.  You looked all young and twinkish when you gave Rogue that rose made out of ice in the first movie and when you snuck out of the mansion in the middle of the night with Kitty Pryde, but then you grew facial and chest hair and started shooting scenes like this one.

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and then you made me proud to be Canadian despite the fact I live in Florida

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Hugh Jackman/Wolverine

Not only does Hugh Jackman look good half naked and wet, could you imagine how that whole berserker rage thing Wolverine has going on would apply in the bedroom?

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Oregon Gets Its Happy Ending

After a case where the defendants became plaintiffs and everybody kept telling NOM that they really weren’t interested in hearing what they had to say, Judge Michael McShane declared Oregon’s bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional today.  Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum declined to appeal the case, so Oregon is now the 18th state with marriage equality.  Pastors were on hand at the courthouse so couples could get married as soon as the order was issued.

FAU Student’s Marriage Equality Case Makes it to Appeals Court

Gildas Dousset, a Florida Atlantic University student, filed an appeal in Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals on Wednesday.  He married his husband in Massachusetts in 2013, and when he applied for in-state tuition, he was told that the school was prohibited from recognizing his marriage, and that he would have to pay out-of-state tuition rates.  With FAU’s current tuition, 120 credit hours will cost $62,226 more for an out-of-state student.

Happy Anniversary, Massachusetts!

Ten years ago today, Massachusetts began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that there was no rational basis to withhold a marriage license from a same-sex couple .  Since then, the state legislature has defeated a proposed anti-equality Constitutional amendment and repealed a 1913 law prohibiting same-sex couples from outside Massachusetts from getting married there.

I tried and tried and tried, but the only thing I could find about anyone being attacked by a horde of frogs was a picture of Lady Gaga, and that picture was taken in Germany, so I guess the only result was a lot of loving couples getting married over the last ten years in Massachusetts?

Sorry, Virginia!

Not because I forgot about you guys when I was doing the news update this week. I’m apologizing because you had to listen to the dumbest argument against same-sex marriage anyone has offered up to date.

Meet David Oakley. He’s the lawyer representing the county clerk who refused to issue a marriage license to the plaintiffs in the Bostic v. Schaefer case which is currently before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Last time Virginia tried to keep two consenting adults from marrying each other in the case of Loving v. Virginia, miscegenation laws ended up getting struck down for everybody. Surely he has a good reason for why those miscegenation laws were unconstitutional, but laws prohibiting same-sex marriage aren’t, yes?

Not really.

“Before Virginia passed those affirmative anti-miscegenation laws, it might not have been the social norm, but people certainly could have married, and indeed did marry, across racial lines. Pocahontas married John Rolfe in the early 1600s and their marriage wasn’t declared unconstitutional.”

Whoever payed remote attention during U.S. history class and can tell me what’s wrong with that argument first wins a kiss or something.

Oregon Judge Ready to Rule on Marriage Equality

After telling NOM that you really do need an actual person from Oregon and not someone who was allegedly quivering in fear of the awesomeness that is Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and her host of county clerks armed with ::screams:: forms for same-sex couples to get a marriage license, Judge Michael McShane has announced that he will issue his ruling on Monday, May 19 at noon.

Arkansas Supreme Court Stays Marriage Equality Ruling

After moving the deadline for lawyers for the plaintiffs to respond to the Attorney General’s motion to stay Judge Chris Piazza’s ruling up to today at 2pm, the Arkansas Supreme Court has decided to stay the ruling pending appeal.

Over 540 couples have obtained marriage licenses in Arkansas over the past week.  The Human Rights Campaign has asked that the Justice Department extend federal recognition to the married couples.

Marriage is Back On in Two Arkansas Counties

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza revised his ruling today, declaring that a law that prohibited county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples was just as unconstitutional as laws that prohibited gay marriage.  Pulaski County issued eleven licenses between the ruling and the close of business, while Washington County will resume giving licenses out tomorrow.  Four other counties are waiting to hear from their lawyers or the state Supreme Court before issuing licenses again.

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has asked the state Supreme Court for an emergency order to stop all this homomarryin’ despite his personal belief that same-sex couples deserve the right to get married.  Lawyers for gay couples have until noon to respond.

The state Health Department said it would no longer change birth certificates if both parents in same-sex couple want to be listed as parents while Piazza’s rule is being reviewed.

Legislators in Arkansas seem to have moved on from trying to impeach Piazza to discussing a non-binding resolution asking the state Supreme Court to keep the ban on gay marriage in place.

I Said “Pretty Sure” Not “100% Sure”

Idaho same-sex couples will not be able to get marriage licenses tomorrow.  The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay in the ruling while they decide if a longer stay is necessary during the appeals process.  Both Governor Butch Otter and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden have promised to appeal.  This is sort of like when your dad said “We’ll see.” instead of “No.”