Do Ask, Do Tell of the Day

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Do Ask, Do Tell of the Day: Navy Lt. Gary Ross (r) and his partner of 11 years, Dan Swezy, exchange vows at 12:01 AM on September 20, 2011 -- the moment "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" officially became null and void.

The Arizona couple chose to tie the knot in Vermont so they could be legally united at the first possible moment after the discriminatory law's official repeal.

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Early Bird Special

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Early Bird Special: As Don't Ask, Don't Tell is finally, officially repealed, one US soldier decides the time is right to finally, officially come out to his dad. (Starts around 2:15.)

[areyousurprised.]

Presented With One Comment of the Day

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Presented With One Comment of the Day: Finally.

[wapo.]

Exing Out Discrimination of the Day

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Exing Out Discrimination of the Day: Australia has taken an important step toward transgender equality by adding a third gender option to national passports.

The new gender category -- designated with an "X" -- will be available to all Australians with a doctor's statement supporting their choic

Here Comes The Bigotry of the Day

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Here Comes The Bigotry of the Day: A Highland Park woman was denied the purchase of her "dream bridal gown" from a New Jersey wedding dress store because she is marrying another woman.

Alix Genter, who is set to marry her longtime partner next July, had her dress all picked out when Here Comes the Bride store manager Donna phoned her up and tol

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: Married couple Anthony John Makk and Bradford Wells of San Francisco have been together 19 years, but that matters little to the US government, which two weeks ago denied Makk, an Australian citizen, the right to be considered for permanent residency.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services turned down Makk's application on the grounds that

Marketing Campaign of the Day

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Marketing Campaign of the Day: On the one hand, this is shameless marketing opportunism aimed at exploiting a serious social issue for capital gain.

On the other hand, exactly.

[forbes / towleroad.]