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Something To Celebrate: 12 Of The Best LGBT Moments Of The Week February 5 - February 11

Best Gay Moments

First Posted: 02/11/2012 9:54 am Updated: 02/11/2012 9:54 am

In our bi-monthly series Something To Celebrate we take a look at the biggest and best LGBT moments of the week.

Something To Celebrate was developed as a companion to our Know Thine Enemy series, because as important as it is to know what our enemies are saying about us so that we can properly prepare and respond to their attacks, it's equally important to take a few moments to come together to celebrate our victories and recognize the work our community and our allies are doing.

During the last seven days we witnessed some incredible moments -- from the Prop 8 decision to gay marriage being passed in Washington to the amazing support Ellen DeGeneres received after the anti-gay organization One Million Moms came out against her partnership with JC Penney.

Have a look at 12 of our favorite stories from the past week and then if there other stories or events that took place this week that you want to honor (even personal victories!), tell us about them in the comments section below!

Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional
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Same-sex marriage moved one step closer to the Supreme Court on Tuesday when a federal appeals court ruled California's ban unconstitutional, saying it serves no purpose other than to "lessen the status and human dignity" of gays.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave gay marriage opponents time to appeal the 2-1 decision before ordering the state to allow same-sex weddings to resume.

Read the full story here.

Filed by Noah Michelson  |