The US Supreme Court has announce that it will hear two cases challenging laws prohibiting same same marriage. Click below to get updates on the heated debate.

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Today nine states (ME, MD, MA, CT, IA, VT, NH, NY, and WA) and the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage. 

More on this issue:  Article: Supreme Court showdown expected over gay rights decisions

On another note: How freakin’ cute are these two?!?

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Bearded Love: Larry Duncan And Randell Shepherd Apply For Marriage License In Seattle

Other Happy Stories from Washington State:

Article: First WA Same-Sex Couples Wed

Article: Joyful same-sex couples wed in Washington state

In International Gay News:

Article: St George’s Tron congregation leaves over gay rights

Article: Senior Conservatives form gay marriage campaign group