Friday, November 9, 2012

Approve R-74 Victory Celebration at Cupcake Royale

Posted by on Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 5:41 PM


CHS was there.


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merry 1
LOOKIT THOSE FACES!!!! The happiness rays are just BEAMING right out of that picture!

Oh my stars'n'garters, this has just been the best. week. EVAR!!

and i am still crying tears of joy
Posted by merry on November 9, 2012 at 5:55 PM · Report this
Neatest and sweetest! (and photo by Kelly O)
Posted by Kelly O on November 9, 2012 at 5:58 PM · Report this
Shit, Kelly! How do I add a credit?
Posted by Dan Savage on November 9, 2012 at 5:59 PM · Report this
Almost enough to make a straight guy cry.
Posted by Bhamjason on November 9, 2012 at 6:06 PM · Report this
of course mckenna conceded oh, about 15 minutes ago. you actually need a "slog tipper" for that?
Posted by avocado on November 9, 2012 at 6:10 PM · Report this
cedarthvader 6
I'm so happy for you and all the GLBT couples and families in the state! Woooohooooo!
Posted by cedarthvader on November 9, 2012 at 6:11 PM · Report this
seatackled 7
I just watched the video at the link. Nice atmosphere, and also, congratulations to Dan for using "literally" properly.
Posted by seatackled on November 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM · Report this
ScienceNerd 8
Yay! I had rainbow cake. ^_^ And I talked to Dan for the first time eva (even though I see him often, I'm a chicken)! Today was a total win.
Posted by ScienceNerd on November 9, 2012 at 6:22 PM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 9
shit. i missed it.. and i LOVE cake.. shit..
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on November 9, 2012 at 6:34 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 10
I literally love this!
Posted by Will in Seattle on November 9, 2012 at 6:43 PM · Report this
What a great picture, Kelly O!
Posted by gloomy gus on November 9, 2012 at 6:50 PM · Report this
girl with no name 13
that picture has made my year. Such love and joy and happiness!
Posted by girl with no name on November 9, 2012 at 6:50 PM · Report this
This picture says it all about an incredible week! My wife and I are long-time allies in Louisville, KY. Our little part of the battle over the last few months has been working on getting Ohio to go for Obama (totally did!), but of course we've also been following the four marriage ballot questions. In Derby country, we call four wins a superfecta. Congratulations, everyone! Scott
Posted by sblome on November 9, 2012 at 7:04 PM · Report this
DOUG. 15
Posted by DOUG. on November 9, 2012 at 7:06 PM · Report this
YAY!!!! Also, nothing sexier than two elated gay men, clearly in love, embracing each other.. LOVE THIS!!!
Posted by absolut_platinum on November 9, 2012 at 7:09 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 17
That pic is totes adorbs.

Seriously. It is.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on November 9, 2012 at 7:21 PM · Report this
emma's bee 18
Love it!!!
Posted by emma's bee on November 9, 2012 at 7:29 PM · Report this
rob! 19
HaHAAAAAA! You will literally be pooping rainbows! Please, please find an appropriate lawn or two to decorate.
Posted by rob! on November 9, 2012 at 7:41 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 20
I died. There's nothing to counterbalance depression and anxiety quite like seeing shit like this. I'm happy to be able to so directly address such historical figures as yourselves. I hope the world forever recognizes the importance of what you've done for us.
Posted by MacCrocodile on November 9, 2012 at 8:27 PM · Report this
pastanaut 21
Posted by pastanaut on November 9, 2012 at 8:32 PM · Report this
Cephalodude 22
Good God, Terry is fucking adorable.
Posted by Cephalodude on November 9, 2012 at 8:46 PM · Report this
Great photos, and congratulations to all Washingtonians, GLBT and straight. But CHS might want to check their maps. Looks like Terry and Dan's first cut is over near the Idaho border, well north of Spokane, not close to Bellingham. Unless Bellingham packed up and moved recently?
Posted by Calpete on November 9, 2012 at 8:50 PM · Report this
TVDinner 24
@23: Yeah, they're totally eating Pend Oreille County.
Posted by TVDinner http:// on November 9, 2012 at 9:37 PM · Report this
Made a straight old lady tear up a bit. AWWWWW!!! It's about time, congrats all you LGBTs!
Posted by crone on November 9, 2012 at 9:42 PM · Report this
despicable me 26
I see happy, beautiful people. Congrats!
Posted by despicable me on November 9, 2012 at 10:27 PM · Report this
Lovely picture, and good practice cutting the cake ;)

Sooo, has Terry automatically morphed from HICBIA to HICHIA, or do we get to see a few wedding pics of you two making it legal now that it's legal?
Posted by Lynx on November 10, 2012 at 2:22 AM · Report this
Aaaand this is what I get by commenting without reading the linked article. Congratulations again Dan! Be glad you're a man and don't have to worry about there being something "wrong" about using the same tux twice!
Posted by Lynx on November 10, 2012 at 2:29 AM · Report this
Lovely cake!

And the must be a colour for EVERYONE!

Which colour is for Polygamists?
Posted by Equality is so AWESOME..... on November 10, 2012 at 3:57 AM · Report this
Think of the children! It's just not safe to post pictures of beautiful, yummy, sprinkle covered rainbow cakes where 6 year olds might see them.

Congratulations Washington!

(Cupcake Royale should definitely make rainbow cupcakes a regular item.)
Posted by EclecticEel on November 10, 2012 at 4:44 AM · Report this


Blue is the color for polygamists.

they are blue because there is no marriage for them.......
Posted by Laugh It Up, Bigots..... on November 10, 2012 at 4:51 AM · Report this
Aurora Erratic 32
That is one cute photo.
Posted by Aurora Erratic on November 10, 2012 at 5:06 AM · Report this

Goddamit, look at that picture. Everything that's happened this week has been so goddamn positive and life affirming - multiple hugeass incredibly satisfying victories for anti-neanderthal-ism. I feel like I'm floating around in a freaking euphoria-cloud.

And now this fucking picture. THIS is what the right is afraid of? A ridiculously sweet family scene complete with smiling blonde babies on their mommas' hips and PDA between two people in love?

Did I mention PDA? Between Dan & Terry? Jesus fucking Christ.

Posted by Velvetbabe on November 10, 2012 at 6:32 AM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 34
Rock on family, this has been a good mark on Washington history. Lovely photo to show the kids.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on November 10, 2012 at 7:30 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 35
Awwwwww. But seriously, get a pre-nup.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 10, 2012 at 8:12 AM · Report this
Rob in Baltimore 36
It's all just a little bit of history repeated.…

Equal rights expansion is a beautiful thing.
Posted by Rob in Baltimore on November 10, 2012 at 9:17 AM · Report this
So, is Terry now just "the husband" without so many qualifiers?

Greatest congratulations, by the way, and I am extremely happy for everyone. But I felt inequality was too close to a win in my home state (MN).
Posted by lqtm on November 10, 2012 at 9:40 AM · Report this
Helenka (also a Canuck) 38
Dan, the few rare pics you've posted of Terry (your husband, with NO acronyms, asterisks or quotation marks - YAY) have been sweet. But OMG his *d*a*z*z*l*i*n*g* joyful smile is exquisite. I'm thrilled that the moment was captured in a photo.
Posted by Helenka (also a Canuck) on November 10, 2012 at 10:02 AM · Report this
nocutename 39
It's lovely to see so many beaming faces. I hope the cake was delicious, and I look forward to be able to eat a slice of a similar one baked in the shape of my state, California, soon. Washington, Maryland, and Maine are inspiring.

Mazel Tov to all (including my 12-year-old cousin who worked the phone banks) who worked so hard for such a good cause and won in Washington this week.
Posted by nocutename on November 10, 2012 at 10:06 AM · Report this
@27 and 37: As far as I can tell from the law, on Dec 6 Terry is automatically "the husband" legally, since their Canadian marriage will be legally recognized. That's not to say that they can't have a ceremony if they want to (and no doubt it will be utterly adorable!)
Posted by ctnguy on November 10, 2012 at 12:06 PM · Report this
kim in portland 41
Sweet snap!

“Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star...”
― E.E. Cummings
Posted by kim in portland on November 10, 2012 at 12:23 PM · Report this
milemarker 42
The MUSCLE on Terry's arm!!! (fanning)

The RING on Dan's finger. (fluttering heart)

The VALIDATION on those faces! (tsunami of tears)
Posted by milemarker on November 10, 2012 at 3:16 PM · Report this

Yes. I have to say, that on several levels, this is one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen.

Posted by Velvetbabe on November 10, 2012 at 3:35 PM · Report this
Maggie Gallagher is somewhere weeping.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on November 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM · Report this
This is just heartwarming and soooo cute! I'm so glad for you two (and all of Washington, Maryland, and Maine!)!! You two look so happy; it's beautiful.
Posted by ThetaSigma on November 10, 2012 at 7:16 PM · Report this
Lissa 46
Love and cake! It couldn't be sweeter!
Posted by Lissa on November 10, 2012 at 9:02 PM · Report this
Honestly, that is one of the most beautiful photos I've ever seen. Love, love, love!
Posted by Bandit on November 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM · Report this
So beautiful!!!
Posted by Username on November 13, 2012 at 12:08 AM · Report this
I'm not sure we straight allies deserve much credit, but I'll take it. We love you Dan Savage!
Posted by anaisninja on November 13, 2012 at 12:41 AM · Report this
@ 42. I love the validation on those faces. A friend told me the other day the validation of approving this referendum has created a complete shift in not only how he sees himself but in how he sees himself in relationship to the greater community. He now feels like an insider in US society.
Posted by anaisninja on November 13, 2012 at 12:51 AM · Report this
Dan - Great photo. Speaking of which, I sent you an email re: an offer for photography in case you and Terry have another wedding. My work is www dot conraderb dot com. Phone is (888) Five Nine Five 3850. Just wanted you to know the email is legit. Happy to chat.
Posted by gordonburkholder on November 14, 2012 at 3:48 PM · Report this

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