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Real time count of how many marriages were ruined by gay marriage.
Wow, this is an impressive move by the NHL. What’s up now, NBA, NFL, MLB, MLS, et al.?
Bloomberg: The National Hockey League has announced a partnership with a gay rights advocacy group as part of an effort to become “the most inclusive professional sports league” in the world.
The NHL and its players union reached an agreement with the You Can Play Project, a Denver-based advocacy group that opposes homophobia in sports and promotes LGBT equality.
“We are delighted to reaffirm through this joint venture with the NHL Players’ Association that the official policy of the NHL is one of inclusion on the ice, in our locker rooms and in the stands,” says NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman in a statement.
Washington state has approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote.
Voter returns released since election night show Referendum 74 has maintained its lead. Opponents conceded the race Thursday, while supporters declared victory a day earlier.
Zach Silk, a spokesman for Washington United for Marriage, called it a “historic day.”
President Barack Obama endorsed the right of same-sex couples to marry on Wednesday, a landmark pronouncement made in light of mounting pressure from gay rights advocates.
Obama became the first U.S. president to back the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry, a reversal from views expressed during the 2008 campaign, when he said he opposed same-sex marriage but favored civil unions as an alternative.
Obama told ABC News that, after reflection, he had “concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”
Same-sex couples won the right to marry on Monday.
Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a measure legalizing gay marriage in a ceremony in Olympia on Monday. It made Washington the seventh state to legalize same-sex marriage.
A tearful Gregoire announced: “We’re here to make history here in the great state of Washington..This is a very proud day…A day that we did what was right, what was just, what was fair.”