Kathy Griffin has written a serious column for The Daily Beast headlined, "I Would Never Have Dreamed of Outing Anderson Cooper."
"Believe it or not, I don’t “out” people. It is neither my business nor my desire. Remember, folks, I am a comedian, not a journalist," Griffin writes.
Griffin also references South Florida:
"The reality is that despite the very real, the very necessary, and the very life-changing progress we have made in this country in treating people across the sexual orientation spectrum with dignity and respect, America—the world—is not fully represented by Chelsea in New York City. It’s not fully represented by DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C.; the Castro; or West Hollywood. Hell, it’s not even Ft. Lauderdale and its Wilton Manors or Denver’s Capital Hill neighborhood."
Griffin also posted the above photo on her Facebook page:
"Here I am with my friend Anderson Cooper who I'm so proud of. http://tinyurl.com/chw8qyu"
Just after Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes (now publisher and editor in chief of The New Republic magazine) married Sean Eldridge (founder and treasurer of Protect Our Democracy) in Garrison, N.Y., GLAAD announced that Facebook has added icons to represent same-sex married couples.
"Now these users who have indicated on their Facebook timeline that they are married will be recognized by new same-sex marriage icons, rather than the marriage icon used for straight married couples," GLAAD reports.
BY TAMMY WEBBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Effingham County Clerk Kerry Hirtzel and Tazewell County Clerk Christie Webb on Tuesday got the OK to intervene in the lawsuit filed in Cook County by 25 gay and lesbian couples. They stepped forward after Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan refused to defend the 16-year-old ban, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
The prosecutors say the law violates the Illinois Constitution's equal protection clause. But they didn't object to the downstate clerks' intervention.
Webb says she has no position on gay marriage but just wants to ensure there's a uniform law for all counties.
From Next Media Animation in Taiwan:
"Anderson Cooper's decision to come out of the closet comes at a time when CNN ratings are at their lowest in 10 years. Just sayin'."