Looking Out: Bert and Ernie cuddle on New Yorker's DOMA cover
By By Michael Gold
The Baltimore Sun|
Jun 28, 2013 at 4:55 PM
Now that the Defense of Marriage Act is out of the way, we have time to focus on real issues: puppet sex.
A portion of the Internet lost its mind this morning over next week's New Yorker cover (pictured above). Featuring Sesame Street puppets Bert and Ernie snuggling and watching the Supreme Court on television, it's a clear nod to the court's decisions on DOMA and Proposition 8. Fine. Cute, even.
Openly gay Pennsylvania lawmaker Brian Sims was silenced by his colleagues on Thursday while trying to speak about the Supreme Court's reversal of the Defense of Marriage Act. The reason? A Republican representative told WHYY-FM he wanted to shut Sims down for making an "open rebellion against God's law." Representatives couldn't confirm rumors that Bert and Ernie were watching the legislative session together from a desert yurt.
The Department of Health and Human Services made it clear Friday that same-sex partners of patients in nursing homes were guaranteed "full and equal visitation privileges," the Washington Blade reports.