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WATCH: John Cage, Gay Divorce Lawyer

Now that America's civil rights honeymoon is over and everyone is reverting their rainbow avatars, divorce lawyer John Cage is ready to help gays achieve equality in divorce rates.

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'No Gays Allowed' in this East Tennessee hardware store

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Tennessee TV news station WBIR reports that a local hardware store owner placed these funny signs in his window after that recent Supreme Court gay marriage decision got his britches all up in a bunch.

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Snopes scopes the $43K "Relentlessly Gay" GoFundMe

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Baltimore resident Julie Baker raised $43K on GoFundMe to make her yard more gay after posting a letter she says she got from a neighbor complaining about her "relentlessly gay" yard decor. Snopes investigator Kim LaCapria did a little digging and found the story got curiouser and curiouser.

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Internet preacher: Because SCOTUS gay marriage ruling, Putin will destroy America for Jesus

You heard it here first.

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Nintendo's new Fire Emblem game will have same-sex marriage

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When the Nintendo 3DS game Tomodachi Life came out last year, many players noted critically that the life simulation title only allowed opposite-sex relationships, but not same-sex ones. The response from Nintendo was simply that it "never intended to make any form of social commentary"—ignoring, of course, that the exclusion of same-sex relationships is hardly a neutral act.

But the times, they are a-changing. Nintendo recently announced that when the 3DS game Fire Emblem Fates is released in 2016, your character will finally be able to join others in both same-sex and opposite-sex matrimony. The company offered more details at Polygon, adding:

"We believe that our gameplay experiences should reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate and, at the same time, we will always design the game specifications of each title by considering a variety of factors, such as the game's scenario and the nature of the game play. In the end of course, the game should be fun to play. We feel that Fire Emblem Fates is indeed enjoyable to play and we hope fans like the game.

While it remains to be seen how or whether this sort of inclusiveness will extend to other Nintendo games, much like the recent decision to allow varied skin tones in an upcoming Animal Crossing title, it's still a laudable step forward.

When the landmark Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage arrived today, hot on the heels of the Nintendo announcement, the jokes almost seemed to make themselves:

We'd be okay with this remodel of The Dukes of Hazzard car

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The General Lee loses its Confederate Flag, and the truth about Bo and Luke comes out.

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Sign outside a Dallas comic shop on the day the Supreme Court OK'd gay marriage

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We salute you, happy gay people of Red Pegasus Comics in Dallas, Texas.

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Guys. The White House changed its official social media icons to this.

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Kind of a crazy day, right?

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This cartoon nails today so perfectly: Confederate flag down, rainbows up

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Spotted first on the Southern Poverty Law Center's Facebook Page.

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How the entire internet is reacting to SCOTUS gay marriage ruling (and it's beautiful)

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Because #lovewins.

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A celebratory SCOTUS NYAN-bow for marriage equality wheeee!

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A new map of the United States showing where same-sex marriage is legal

GAYMAPZ EVERYWHERE.

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Happy anniversary to the Rainbow Pride Flag!

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On June 25, 1978, Gilbert Baker raised the first Rainbow Pride flag in San Francisco. Last week, MoMA acquired the flag for their collection, and they have a terrific interview with the designer. Get some vexillographic insight!

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How to talk about Caitlyn Jenner: a guide to speaking and writing about transgender people

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Caitlyn Jenner, the woman formerly known as Bruce Jenner, just revealed herself on the cover of Vanity Fair. This transgender woman's coming-out is a major moment in pop culture history. Everyone's gonna be talking about her today. Here's a guide from GLAAD on how not to be an asshole about it.

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YA, graphic novels, books by people of color are most challenged in America's libraries

The ALA's new State of America’s Libraries Report [PDF] shows American public and school libraries are being challenged most often over graphic novels like Saga and YA novels and books by people of color like The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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If Indiana legalizes homophobic discrimination, Gen Con's leaving Indianapolis

The chair of the 57,000 attendee conference has written to Indiana governor Mike Pence to say that the conference will pull out of the state if a bill passes that lets businesses discriminate against LGBT people if their religion tells them to be hateful fucks.

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Database of diverse fantasy and science fiction

All Our Worlds is "a database of diverse fantastic fiction, listing 753 (and counting) works of fantasy and science fiction "that demonstrate diversity in sexuality/gender, race, disability, and other aspects." (via Metafilter)