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Modern Family Star Floods Supreme Court Mailboxes Ahead of Gay Marriage Ruling

Jesse Tyler Ferguson leads the charge to personalize same-sex weddings for the court's nine justices.

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While Ireland just celebrated gay marriage last week, the United States Supreme Court is a little further behind. To humanize the case, and prevent SCOTUS from making a truly embarrassing decision, Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family came up with a brilliant idea. Together with his advocacy organization, Tie The Knot, Ferguson is encouraging gay Americans everywhere to send the Supreme Court invitations to their gay weddings. His dream is grounded in his long-held belief that people still open their mail.

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The Year in Marriage

We fiercely defend marriage even as we perpetually redefine it. This year was no exception.


Traditional institutions are rapidly unraveling around the world, but marriage is determined to hang on by an immaculate white thread. We fiercely defend marriage even as we perpetually redefine it. And no matter how ambivalent we claim to be, marriage keeps the media wrapped around its wedding finger. This year was no exception.

For evidence, look no further than April's royal wedding, an event so momentous that it bumped coverage of southern tornadoes and a Syrian uprising for shots of Kate Middleton's wedding dress and sister Pippa's behind. Prince William and Middleton's nuptials saturated the airwaves whether we professed to care or not. Four months later, America got its own celebrity royal wedding: Reality television star Kim Kardashian netted an $18 million payday for tying the knot with basketball player Kris Humphries on a two-day special on E!, only to divorce him 72 days later. Combined, the two weddings roped in millions of viewers and spawned thousands of tweets, articles, and television segments. We were either transfixed by these "storybook weddings" or disgusted by their gaudy consumerism—perhaps a little bit of both. Either way, we were paying attention.

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Confession: I Kind of Love Bachelorette Parties

Despite the penis straws, I'm really into bachelorette parties. But we shouldn't need an excuse to hang out with our friends.


"Bachelorette parties should not be about the dick," my friend Sophie announced before unveiling her masterpiece.

The cake was curved into the shape of a nude female body, reclining under a layer of mocha brown frosting. Her hands were posed behind her head; a beach hat obscured her face. A man's head—complete with chocolate shaving hair—was buried between her legs. Her lady parts were obscured by a single red rose. Snaking down her torso was the inscription, written in cream-colored icing: "Here cums the bride."

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