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November 15, 2013

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has allowed out of state married gay couples to file joint tax returns and says he wants his state to end its ban on same-sex couples being able to marry

Missouri state Governor Jay Nixon has signed an executive order allowing same-sex couples who have married in other states to file joint tax returns despite his state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

The US Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determined that same-sex couples who have married in a state where same-sex marriage is legal can file joint federal tax returns regardless of where they live following the US Supreme Court striking down part of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act.

August 2, 2013

In a taped conversation with advisors, President Richard Nixon warned  'homosexuality, and immorality in general, are the enemies of strong societies'

CNN recently released a recording where former US President Richard Nixon rails against gay sexuality.

In the tape, Nixon complains about a TV show that followed a baseball game. The comedy, a sitcom called All in the Family, allegedly 'glorified homosexuality.'

At first he thought it was a movie, but after the mistake was cleared up the Republican repeated his charge.

October 16, 2012

Norodum Sihanouk who lived through tremendous changes in his country and spoke out in support of gay marriage in 2004, died in hospital in Beijing yesterday

Norodum Sihanouk the former king of Cambodia died aged 89 yesterday at a hospital in Beijing.

King Sihanouk lived through tremendous changes in his lifetime. He became king in 1941 because the French colonial rulers thought as an 18-year-old he would be easier to manipulate than his father. He helped bring about Cambodian independence without bloodshed in 1953.

May 30, 2012

The newlyweds pose with the New York City skyline as their background

She wore a custom pale green gown by Carolina Herrera and she wore a dark suit with a green tie.

The first she is actress Cynthia Nixon and the second she is her new wife, Christine Marinoni.

The longtime couple got married on Sunday (27 May) in New York City and have just released their first official wedding day photo taken on a rooftop.

No details of the ceremony have been made public other than a brief statement on Monday announcing that it had taken place.

May 28, 2012

Sex and the City star had fought for marriage equality in New York

Cynthia Nixon is a married woman.

The Sex and the City star and Christine Marinoni, her girlfriend since 2004, tied the knot on Sunday in New York. Few details about the nuptials have been revealed except that Nixon wore a custom dress by Carolina Herrera.

Nixon met Marinoni after she had ended a 15-year relationship with photographer Danny Mozes, the father of her two oldest children. Marinoni gave birth to a son in February 2011.

May 1, 2012

But Ricky Martin is snubbed for his role in the revival of Evita

Nominations for the the 66th annual Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday (1 May) and Ricky Martin's much-heralded return to the Broadway stage in Evita did not result in a nod for the openly-gay superstar.

But out actress Cynthia Nixon, winner of the 2006 Tony for Rabbit Hole, is one of the favorites in the lead actress in a play category for her performance as a woman dying of cancer in Wit.

Martin, who earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for his performance as Che, last appeared on Broadway in 1996 in Les Miserables.

January 30, 2012

Actress says: 'I believe bisexuality is not a choice'

Hoping to put an end to the controversy that followed her comment that, for her, being gay is a choice, actress Cynthia Nixon issued a lengthy statement Monday (30 January) to clarify her remarks.

January 25, 2012

'I don’t pull out the 'bisexual' word because nobody likes the bisexuals.'

Cynthia Nixon has ignited some debate this week for saying in an interview that she made the choice to be gay.

The actress, who just opened on Broadway in the play Wit, has been slammed by some who believe she should simply say she is bisexual. She had two kids during a 15-year relationship with Danny Mozes then began a relationship with Christine Marinoni in 2004.

January 23, 2012

'I understand that for many people it’s not, but for me it’s a choice'

Cynthia Nixon surprised many back in 2004 when she became involved with Christine Marinoni after ending a 15-year relationship with Danny Mozes with whom she has two children.

Nixon, back on Broadway in the play Wit, has some strong views on her midlife switch from men to a woman.

December 27, 2011

Veteran Washington reporter who covered Nixon White House writes former U.S. president may have had an affair with his best friend Charles 'Bebe' Rebozo

Richard Nixon, the only U.S. president to ever resign from office, may have had a gay relationship with Charles 'Bebe' Rebozo, a man who he described as his 'golfing partner,' according to a new book out next month.

In Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President, author Don Fulsom suggests that Nixon and Mafia-connected Floridian Rebozzo became more than close friends after meeting in 1950 when Nixon was in the U.S. Senate.