The Curious Case of Ellen DeGeneres

The New York Times
November 15, 2009
Frank Bruni profiles Ellen DeGeneres, noting that her general popularity remains very strong as she continues to speak openly about her marriage and LGBT equality. Many LGBT leaders speculate that Ms. DeGeneres’s good fortune is a harbinger of where marriage equality is headed, and say it exemplifies the way issues involving gays and lesbians often play out. [Link]

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The Daily Show: Can’t Get Queer from Here

Comedy Central - The Daily Show
November 4, 2009
Jon Stewart shares his perspectives on the marriage equality vote that occurred in Maine and critiques the advertisements from the Yes on 1/Stand for Marriage Maine campaign. [Link]

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Stephen Colbert Takes on R-71

The Colbert Report - The Word
October 27, 2009

On Monday night's The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert talked about Referendum 71 in Washington State in his 'The Word' segment and satirized the anti-gay groups trying to prevent domestic partnerships in the state. [Link]

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The Tonight Show and Late Night both feature Vermont Marriage Equality and Ben & Jerry’s in Opening

NBC
September 1, 2009
The freedom to marry in Vermont with support from Ben & Jerry's figured prominently and humorously in Conan O'Brien's opening monologue on The Tonight Show and also in Jimmy Fallon's opening monologue on Late Night on Tuesday night. Link to [Conan]. Link to [Fallon].

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David Letterman Expresses Support for Marriage Equality

Change.org
August 20, 2009
Kudos to David Letterman for taking advantage of Donald Trump's appearance on his show this week to champion the issue of marriage equality. The audience's reaction to Letterman's comments? Widespread applause.



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A “Golden Girls” Marriage Equality Teachable Moment

Sophia Petrillo always knew how to get her point across...

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Opinion: Penguins Seem Less Inclined than Humans to Judge Their Peers’ Preferences

The Los Angeles Times
July 16. 2009
A couple of male penguins at the San Francisco Zoo who formed a long partnership have split, while 3,000 miles across the continent another pair of male penguins, Roy and Silo (who are still together), not only hatched an egg together, and raised baby Tango, but they all became characters, alternately celebrated and maligned, in the children's book "And Tango Makes Three." [Link]

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Video: Bill Clinton Supports Marriage Equality

Conan O'Brien
July 14, 2009

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Video Log: Kate Clinton

KateClinton.com
June 18, 2009
Comedian Kate Clinton is pissed! Check out her weekly Vlog talking about DOMA, the federal benefits extension memorandum, and other current events below:



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Voice for Equality: Lewis Black

Lewis Black is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, and actor. He is known for his comedy style, which often includes simulating a mental breakdown, or an increasingly angry rant, ridiculing history, politics, religion, trends and cultural phenomena. He hosted Comedy Central's "The Root of All Evil" and makes regular appearances on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart delivering his 'Back in Black' commentary segment.

Black has expressed his support of the freedom to marry in many a stand-up performance. While performing in Santa Rosa, CA, in 2004, Black ridiculed efforts to amend the U.S. constitution to ban marriage equality.

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