SODAHEAD SLIDESHOW: Which Gay Marriages Will Last?
- 2010/08/05 15:00:00
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia Di Rossi
Jane Lynch and Lara Embry
WILL THEY LAST OR NOT: The "Glee" star went to Mass. in June and married her girlfriend, a doctor from Florida. Lynch told the NY Times of their union, “It’s not like she’s marrying out of her species or anything."
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia Di Rossi
WILL THEY LAST OR NOT: After dating for four years Ellen and Portia took their vows during the very brief window in 2008 when gay marriage was legal in California.
George Takei and Brad Altman
WILL THEY LAST OR NOT: "Star Trek's" George Takei and Brad Altman were together for 21 years before being able to make their union legal. Seems like they will live long and prosper in their marriage.
Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels
WILL THEY LAST OR NOT: They seemed happy, then came news of their split. Though not officially married, their legal domestic partnership has come to a bitter end with fights over money and custody of the twins.
Elton John and David Furnish
WILL THEY LAST OR NOT: On the first day that same-sex civil partnerships became legal in England, Elton wed his beau of twelve years, David Furnish. The pair have been married since 2005.
Alan Cumming and Grant Shaffer
WILL THEY LAST OR NOT: In 2005, the actor married his partner in London and released a statement that although he's a U.S. resident, England is "a country that properly recognizes the rights of same-sex couples."
Rosie O'Donnell and Kelli Carpenter
WILL THEY LAST OR NOT: They seemed like a solid couple after marrying in '04 in San Francisco, when the mayor of that city allowed non-state recognized marriages. But four years and four kids later they split.
Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni
WILL THEY LAST OR NOT: The "Sex and the City" star has been dating her girlfriend for six years and been engaged for one. They say they'll marry when it's legal in New York. Wonder how long they'll have to wait?
But rather than celebrating in the streets, celebrities largely took to Twitter to express their happiness.
"This just in: Equality Won!" Ellen DeGeneres tweeted.
Added her wife, Portia de Rossi: "I am ecstatic that proposition 8 has been overturned in the state of California. This is an incredibly exciting and historical day and a big step towards equal rights for all."
"YEAHHHHH!!!!! #prop8unconstitutional Moving Forward!!!!!!!!" Ricky Martin wrote.
Lindsay Lohan's ex Samantha Ronson also weighed in, tweeting, "Song Of The Day: Let's Get Married- Jagged Edge."
"Star Trek" icon George Takei told E! Online that he and his husband were "overjoyed."
The decision will likely be appealed and could go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which may put California's gay weddings on hold. But by now, many same-sex couples have already taken advantage of the six states where these unions are legal.
Just like traditional marriages, some of these couples have been together for decades and others are young lovebirds.
We always assumed that gay unions would somehow be more solid and last longer since they fought so hard as a group to have that right. But in reality, relationships are frail no matter what the sex of the partners. Some same-sex couples we thought would last forever have already split, while others are still going strong. So we wonder, of all the famous gay couples, who will last and who won't?
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