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    Spain's Gay Marriage Law Reaffirmed By Top Court

    Spain's Constitutional Court upheld the legality of the country's gay marriage law on Tuesday, rejecting an appeal contending that marriage in the Spanish constitution means only the union of a man and woman.

    The county's top court voted 8-3 to dismiss the appeal of the conservative Popular Party filed shortly after Spain became the world's third country to approve gay marriage.

    Spain's Parliament passed the gay marriage law in 2005 when it was Socialist-controlled, with Popular Party deputies opposed. The Popular Party took power late last year after the Socialists were ousted over their handling of the economy.

    The gay marriage law angered the predominant Roman Catholic Church but opinion surveys showed most Spaniards backed it. Belgium and the Netherlands approved gay marriage laws before Spain.

    Canada Lesbian Couple's Engagement During Toronto Maple Leafs-Ottawa Senators Hockey Game

    In what is likely the most heartwarming video you'll see all day, a Canada-based lesbian couple took to the ice of a hockey game during intermission for a crowd-thrilling marriage proposal.

    As Yahoo Sports is reporting, a Toronto Maple Leafs fan named Alicia was escorted onto the ice wearing a blindfold. When the blindfold was removed, she looked up at the video scoreboard and read a message from her girlfriend, an Ottawa Senators fan named Christina.

    The pair embraced before Christina got down on one knee and slid the engagement ring onto Alicia's hand. After the couple shared a kiss, the Senators mascot raised a sign that declared: "SHE SAID YES."

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    U.S Navy Petty Officers Share Same-Sex Kiss

    A Navy tradition caught up with the 2011 repeal of the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" rule when Marissa Gaeta And Citlalic Snell, two U.S. naval petty officers, became the first to share the coveted "first kiss" on the pier after one of them returned from 80 days at sea.

    Voluptuous Playboy model Shauna Sand leaves little to the imagination as she hits the beach in a tiny green bikini

    With her ultra curvy figure, tiny green bikini, and long blonde hair, former Playboy model Shauna Sand certainly made an impression as she hit the Miami beach today.
    The 39-year-old model showed off her somewhat striking figure in the itsy bitsy two piece, which left little to the imagination.
    The former Playmate splashed around in the surf, at one point even running into the sea, revealing an ultra toned figure.
    The green bikini also showed off the model's deep tan to optimum effect.
    But there was no sign today of Sand's 25-year-old husband Laurent Homburger, following recent reports that the pair were getting a divorce after just one year of marriage.
    The New York Daily News reported that Sand was seeking an end to the marriage after a turbulent few months which saw her file a restraining order against Homburger after both were arrested following an argument in May.

    Strike a pose: The former Playmate showed off her deep tan as she hit surf
    Killer curves: The star showed off a playboy tattoo on her stomach as she frolicked in the sea
    Sand was previously married to Frenchman Romain Chavent who she divorced in 2008 after two years of marriage.
    The model is known for her roles in TV shows Charmed and Renegade, where she met her first husband Loerenzo Lamas, who she wed in 1996, the same year she was named May's Playmate of the month.
    They have three children together Alexandra, 13, Victoria, 11 and Isabella 10.

    Gay Marriage Bill Passes In New York; Governor Cuomo Signs Same Sex Marriage Bill Into Law

    Gay couples and proponents of gay rights have a reason to celebrate tonight, as the New York State Senate has passed a bill that allows same sex marriage.

    New York will be the sixth, and largest, state in the union to adopt gay marriage. Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law at 11:15pm on Friday, which means the law will take effect on July 24, 2011.

    The decision, which passed 33-29, was the culmination of weeks of contentious debate and negotiations between Governor Cuomo and the GOP-controlled Senate. After the bill passed in the Assembly, it was unclear if the bill had secured enough votes to pass in the Senate. When a few notable undecideds joined the cause --including Republican Roy McDonald who famously defended his decision, saying "fuck it, I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing" -- the scale in favor of gay marriage seemed to tip.

    Gay rights advocates are hoping the vote will galvanize the movement around the country and help it regain momentum after an almost identical bill was defeated here in 2009 and similar measures failed in 2010 in New Jersey and this year in Maryland and Rhode Island.

    "We are leaders and we join other proud states that recognize our families and the battle will now go on in other states," said Sen. Thomas Duane, a Democrat.

    Though New York is a relative latecomer in allowing gay marriage, it is considered an important prize for advocates, given the state's size and New York City's international stature and its role as the birthplace of the gay rights movement, which is considered to have started with the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village in 1969.

    A huge street party erupted outside the Stonewall Inn Friday night, with celebrants waving rainbow flags and dancing after the historic vote. They included Sarah Ellis, who has been in a six-year relationship with her partner, Kristen Henderson, said the measure would enable them to get married in the fall. They have twin toddlers and live in Sea Cliff on Long Island.

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