As Vermont unites homosexual couples in matrimony for the first time — celebrated by Ben & Jerry’s with limited-edition Chubby Hubby to Hubby Hubby ice cream — the fight for marriage equality continues elsewhere. In an attempt to keep gay marriage from claiming all of New England, Rhode Island Republican Governor Don Carcieri is planning to appear at a fundraiser for the Massachusetts Family Institute; local Democrats ask that he desist. The D.C. Catholic Archbishop is lining up the faithful to resist attempts to gay-nup Washington.
Marriage equality supporters meanwhile fight back by putting Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak out there topless as part of a NO H8 campaign, and by helping to defeat unfriendly candidates. Both prongs of the effort are vital and we offer our strong support.