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Your Marriage Equality “Awwwww” Moment of the Day

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Marriage Proposal Five KidsA gay couple’s five kids helped one of their Dads propose to the other on Christmas Day. reports:

Towleroad reader Tommy Hanna sent along a beautiful clip of his proposal to his boyfriend on Christmas, which he did with the assistance of his boyfriend’s five kids. Writes Tommy:” I wanted to share my life event with you all! On Christmas day I proposed to my boyfriend. I come from a traditional Christian Lebanese Family and Paul comes from a Mormon background. He was married before and has 5 children, 4 adopted since birth and also a biological son. I had all the kids help in my proposal but no one knew. They asked me, ‘Who is the gift for?’ And I said, ‘To all of us.’ I Hope you enjoy my video and it makes a difference for all people. No matter where you come from.”

OMG, so sweet. Now I want five kids and I want to go back in time and re-propose to Mark.

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USA, Illinois: State Representative Proposes to Partner; Obama Thrilled at Vote

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Illinois State Rep. Sam YinglngAn Illinois state representative proposed to his partner in the wake of the vote passing the marriage equality bill.

Buzzfeed reports:

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn may have inadvertently thrown an engagement party Tuesday night. As elected officials, activists and other supporters celebrated the passage of the state’s marriage equality bill at the Governor’s Mansion, Rep. Sam Yingling paused the party to propose to his longtime partner, Lowell Jaffe. “I love that you care about other people more than yourself,” Yingling said as the party cheered. “I want to spend the rest of my life with you.” Yingling and Jaffe stood with their children and Quinn as the crowd applauded their engagement. Jaffe, who was unable to witness the Illinois House — of which Yingling is a member — pass the marriage equality bill, came to the after party. He said he was shocked and surprised.

In related news, President Obama was thrilled by the bill’s passage.

The Washington Blade reports:

President Obama applauded the Illinois Legislature on Tuesday for passing marriage equality legislation in the state where once he served as both a state and federal lawmaker. In a statement made public by the White House on Tuesday, Obama said he’s “overjoyed” over the news that the Illinois Legislature had sent marriage equality legislation to the Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. “So tonight, Michelle and I are overjoyed for all the committed couples in Illinois whose love will now be as legal as ours – and for their friends and family who have long wanted nothing more than to see their loved ones treated fairly and equally under the law,” Obama said.

Same sex couples can begin to marry in Illinois next June.

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Mexico: Gay Flashmob Proposal in Mexico City

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Mexican Wedding ProposalA little happy for your morning.

On Top Magazine reports:

In a video titled Proyecto Triunfo (Project Triumph) posted on YouTube on Tuesday, Pedroluiz Ibarra documents his marriage proposal to Andres Bernardo. We see Ibarra buying the engagement ring and rehearsing choreography with friends. Bernardo is escorted through several rooms as friends dance to Bruno Mars’ Marry You. Near the end of the song, the dancers part and Ibarra walks into the room, lip syncs, “Hey baby; I know I want to marry you; Is it the look in your eyes; Or is it this dancing juice; Who cares, baby; I think I wanna marry you,” gets down on one knee and produces the engagement ring.

China: Lawyer Calls for Civil Partnership Law

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Great Wall of ChinaA Chinese lawyer is calling for the government to allow civil partnerships, as a first step toward marriage equality. Gay Star News reports:

One of ten lawyers who petitioned Chinese lawmakers to allow same-sex marriage in May said over the weekend that introducing civil partnerships might be the first step towards that goal. Liu Wei, a lawyer with the Beijing-based Angelo Chen Law Office, made the comments at the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) sponsored 2013 China LGBT Community Consultation conference. ‘Same-sex couples should enjoy equal rights and responsibilities as civil marriages. In recent years, an increasing number of them have consulted us about the issue,’ Liu Wei told the conference according to the state owned Xinhua news agency.

Things are really heating up in China on the marriage equality front. Just last week Chinese grandmother’s video plea for marriage equality for her grandson went viral.

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USA: Sweet – Gay Sailor Proposes to Partner

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Gay Soldier ProposesVery sweet – a returning US Sailor proposed to his partner in Connecticut yesterday:

When sailor Jerrel Revels returned to shore in Connecticut yesterday following six months aboard the USS New Mexico, he dropped to one knee, and proposed marriage to his boyfriend, Dylan Kirchner, according to The Day. Revels’ proposal was witnessed by a crowd of approximately 200 people, including many of the couple’s family members and friends. “It kind of tickled my mind every now and then that (he would propose) but I never expected this,” Kirchner said. “I didn’t really care everybody was around. It felt just like the two of us.”

So cute.

Man Proposes to Partner on Petition – And He Says Yes!

Sunday, July 14th, 2013 LogoAfter a man started a petition to get his partner to marry him, his partner agreed – and so did 500 other people. On Top Magazine reports:

A gay man has proposed marriage to this partner through a petition. Jose Juan Capo of San Francisco, California used his employer’s website for social change to propose marriage to Brian Key, his boyfriend. “I love you, Brian Key,” wrote Capo, a software engineer. “I love your smile, your handsome looks and your smart and witty personality. I have loved you for almost 25 years now.”… According to gay glossy The Advocate, Key has seen the petition and has agreed to its terms.

Awww… how romantic!

Watch: Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Gay Marine ProposesOut gay marines Matt and Russ are gonna get married. The Advocate reports:

Boyfriends Matt and Russ, the two Marines who have a delightful habit of posting adorable videos on Russ’s YouTube channel RussMarine2014, have melted our hearts once again by sharing a video of Matt proposing to Russ. The proposal, which was a surprise Matt had been planning for months, took place at Russ’s welcome home party, where the couple was celebrating alongside a few of their friends.

Watch the video below – the proposal comes at about 4:00:

Lesbian Proposes to Partner at Macklemore Concert

Friday, June 7th, 2013

you tube bigA woman proposed to her partner at a Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert. Queerty reports:

Danielle Renae surprised her girlfriend during a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis concert when she pulled her on stage following a performance of “Same Love.” The group stepped aside to let Renae get down on one knee in front of thousands of fans that erupted in applause after her girlfriend said yes.

Sweet, sweet, sweet. 🙂

Ontario, Canada: Adorable Gay Wedding Proposal

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Toronto Gay Marriage ProposalWhat would you say if your partner does to you like this? Towleroad reports:

Dave from Toronto made an amazing video proposal for his boyfriend Mike, which has been appended with Mike’s response. What better way to propose to your man than including all your family and friends and dog?

See for yourself.


Michigan, USA: Rock Band Stops Concert for Gay Marriage Proposal

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

you tube bigHow romantic. The band Garbage stopped their Detroit concert to allow a man to propose to his partner. The Advocate reports:

In the below video, the band’s front woman, Shirley Manson, tells the crowed that the proposal plan came after she’d read a message on her Facebook page from Sauter explaining that he and his boyfriend had previously flown out for a Garbage benefit concert the band was having for a “very sick friend” named Wally. Manson was impressed by the couple’s support and thanked them by inviting the two men to the show and giving them backstage passes, allowing Sauter the opportunity to surprise Viviano by getting down on bended knee and popping the question in front of the concert’s roaring crowd.

Watch the video below.

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