Societal Reactions on Marriage Equality Ruling

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard the new Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality. It is now legal in all 50 states to allow same-sex marriage. Finally, same-sex love is being recognized as legitimate under the law of the Constitution. The news shocked America and all over the nation cries of happiness were shared as this love is now being fully recognized.

Many supporters came out on social media to share their response to the Supreme Court’s ruling. President Obama, a long time supporter of gay marriage sent out the followin tweet on Friday: “Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins.” Even famous celebrities such as Miley Cyrus spoke out about their position on the ruling. Cyrus exclaims, “We’re finally at a place where the majority of Americans support LGBT rights and we have finally achieved nationwide marriage equality, F**k, yeah!” Religious leaders spoke out respectfully and in response to all the hate surrounding homosexuality that is religious-based. Jesuit priest James Martin posted on Facebook a beautiful post urging Catholics to stop the “twisted, crabbed and narrow tolerance which often comes in the guise of condemnations.” His post focused on God’s beliefs by showing true compassion, respect and true love for one another, despite their individual beliefs. In addition, it seems that major corporations are responding joyously. Particularly, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream is responding by changing the name of a previous flavor Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough to the comical “I Dough, I Dough.” The company has stated on it’s website that the honorary name change has been made in celebration of the new Supreme Court decision, “With this ruling, the SCOTUS recognizes the bond of love and commitment between two people, and protects the fundamental rights and freedoms that come with it.”huckabee_paul_marriage_equality

Sadly, not everyone seems to be on board with the SCOTUS ruling, former governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been very open on Twitter about his opinion on gay marriage. He tweets, “This irrational, unconstitutional rejection of the expressed will of the people in over 30 states will prove to be one of the court’s most disastrous decisions, and they have had many. The only outcome worse than this flawed, failed decision would be for the President and Congress, two co-equal branches of government, to surrender in the face of this out-of-control act of unconstitutional, judicial tyranny.” Quite a mouthful, right?  However, it seems that Huckabee isn’t the only one trying to denounce the new law of the land. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is now fighting the court’s ruling calling it a fight for state rights. A 25 day rehearing period is in place for the time period.

Despite the critics, marriage equality is now the law of the land and hopefully as time progresses, the rest of the country will get on board. Seems like marriage equality will be here to stay. However, that does not mean that LGBTQ issues are gone. Just like any oppression, it is integrated into the complex web of society that only more political interference and an empathetic view of history can heal. These are baby steps, but they’re getting us closer.

Celebrate with us on social media commenting below and using the hashtag #lovewins.

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Sunday Paper April 19, 2015

Let’s dive right in to this week’s top stories in entertainment and pop culture news in your Sunday Paper.

The Queen of Rap is back at it again but this time not with a new song to slay us. Nicki Minaj, 32, revealed earlier this week that she is engaged to fellow rapper Meek Mills. Minaj took to Twitter later to post the ring and Meek Mills has truly outdone himself. The ring is said to be a 15 carat yellow heart modified brilliant cut diamond mounted in platinum with a double halo of white pavé diamonds.

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Rumors about the couple started circulating in February when Minaj posted a photo of Mills kissing her on the cheek. Since the photo the pair have been spotted out on several dates. Things appear to be moving fast with the couple because the last time Minaj spoke about a relationship she was in it was for quite some time. The couple appear to be happy and hopefully this may spark new music.

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Kendall Jenner is everywhere now and truly making a new for herself in the modeling industry. This week her cover of “GQ” magazine captured her posed topless and fans have been going crazy. None of the photos are scandalous, but she flashes some serious underboob in several of her shots.

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Kendall has appeared on several different magazine covers including “Allure” and “Garage” and has done fashion shows for Chanel, H&M, Michael Kors and other high-end labels. Kendall is signed with “The Society Managenet” which specializes in high-end clientele.

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“We had to be very strategic and specific, to really have people take me seriously and not mess around,” she said.

“Some people are hesitant with me, and they just worry or wonder for a second,” she added. “But then when the chance gets taken…”

GQ’s May issue will hit newsstands April 28.

It’s official, Chris Brown has a nine-month old baby girl and the photos he posted could not be cuter. After “TMZ” reported the rumors of Brown having a child he took to Instagram to post two adorable photos, one of them matching, and another of her looking down showing off her beautiful curls and cute cheeks. He captioned the photo, “God has blessed me with my twin #ROYALTY.” The mother of baby Royalty is a 25-year old woman named Nia who is said to have known Brown for a while.

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Brown’s on-again-off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran went to Twitter to the following morning after the pictures were taken and said, “Listen. One can only take so much. The best of luck to Chris and his family. No baby drama for me.”

Check out our other popular stories this week:
Aaron Hernandez Faces Life Time in Prison
Celebrity Tweets of the Week
Lyp Sync Battle
Nicki Minaj Engaged
Hillary Duff is Back!

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Music Festival Season Survival List

coachellaferriswheelSpring marks the beginning of music festival season.  We are gearing up for Coachella kicking off on the weekend of April 10. While music festivals are filled with great music, delicious food and memories that will last a lifetime, it is important to make sure you follow some important tips on how to stay healthy and happy under the festival sun.

There are a few items that are essential to music festival survival- water, sunscreen and comfortable shoes. Bring a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated in the hot weather.  Sunscreen is a must because you will get burned and it will be very uncomfortable for the rest of the week, so just lather up!  Some girl’s try to put their fashion foot forward and wear wedges or heeled booties, but I am assure you, you will regret that decision! There is a lot of walking and a lot of people dancing and jumping to the beat!  Try to avoid open toe shoes to keep those perfectly pedicured nails safe. Another couple of items you may want to bring along are a bandana or scarf to keep from inhaling dust from the dessert.  At night it can be especially windy and you won’t want to be coughing up dust all night long.  There are a few great mobile apps to be sure to download before Coachella weekend.  First start by downloading the Coachella App to have access to Friend Finder, Schedule Sharing and Shuttle Tracking. Those are some of the best features of the app to help make your weekend run a little more smoothly.  If you have VIP tickets it is beneficial to download the application Reserve to book a table at some of the famous pop up restaurants at the festival.  It is worth it to have a plan of which sets are your must see shows and schedule food and bathroom breaks around it to beat the crowd the best you can.

Here’s to our first Coachella update, follow our tips, have fun and stay safe! Comment below or tweet us at #Glamorouspaper!

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Celebrities Strip Down For “Towel Series”

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Mario Testino has introduced a brand new racy photo collection titled “Towel Series.” The photographer has signed on every well known modelS in the industry to strip down and wrap a towel around their bodies for all of Instagram to enjoy. Celebrities such as Cara Delevingne and Miranda Kerr are just a couple of the bombshells who have been photographed by Testino for the new famous Insta photos.  Recently, we saw the hottest trio yet, including Kendell Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Justin Bieber.  The three were shooting the April issue of Vogue when they were photographed rocking their sexy towel wrapped bodies.  Justin Bieber looked better than ever flaunting his rock hard abs and super hot ink.  Cody Gigi-Hadid-and-Cody-Simpson-Towel-SeriesSimpson also made an appearance for a photo with girlfriend Gigi Hadid, which really caused the camera lens to steam up!  We can’t wait to see who Mario Testino photographs next for the “Towel Series.”  Don’t forget to comment below or tweet as at #Glamorouspaper and let us know which celeb you want to see in a towel!

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