The Gaily News: Gay marriage in New York, D.C., Facebook founder announces engagement, UK students marry for art

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has announced that he will marry his longtime boyfriend and gay rights activist, Sean Eldridge. The New York-based couple said they might wait until gay marriage is legal in that state to hold a ceremony.

It might not be the first time contemporary artists have turned their lives into a living work of art, but a pair of university fine arts students in the UK have upped the ante. The students -- one a gay man, the other a straight woman -- have decided to get married in "artistic unity." The pair won't consummate their relationship and plan on seeing other people.

The Supreme Court has rejected the National Organization for Marriage and the Alliance Defense Fund's appeal of a ruling that made gay marriage legal in Washington, D.C. Same-sex marriage became legal in D.C. last March.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo could be setting the stage for a move to legalize gay marriage in New York, which was one of his campaign promises. Cuomo has appointed Erik Bottcher, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's liaison to the gay community, to the newly created cabinet post of special assistant for community affairs.

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