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Shot of the Day: 'Time' Declares 'Gay Marriage Already Won' with Lesbian Couple Kissing Cover

Shot of the Day: 'Time' Declares 'Gay Marriage Already Won' with Lesbian Couple Kissing Cover

We won’t know the outcome of this week’s Supreme Court hearings on Prop 8 and DOMA until about June but Time, the magazine that gave us Ellen DeGeneres’ benchmark “Yep, I’m Gay” cover, has declared that “Gay Marriage Already Won” with on two different covers of same-sex couples kissing.

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We won’t know the outcome of this week’s Supreme Court hearings on Prop 8 and DOMA until about June but Time, the magazine that gave us Ellen DeGeneres’ benchmark “Yep, I’m Gay” cover, has declared that “Gay Marriage Already Won” with on two different covers of same-sex couples kissing.

One of the covers to drop this week features Antigone Rising’s Kristen Ellis-Henderson and her wife Sarah Kate Ellis-Henderson. The couple is married in New York state and have two children together. The alternate cover is of Los Angeles-based domestic partners Russell Hart and Eric LaBonte. 

Time’s managing editor Rick Stengel says of the declaration on the covers, "Whatever the Supreme Court decides, it seems clear that the majority of Americans feel marriage is a civil right and that denying that right to people because of their sexual orientation is a violation of equal protection under the law…. We had a long debate in our offices about this week’s cover images of two same-sex couples. Some thought they were sensationalist and too in-your-face. Others felt the images were beautiful and symbolized the love that is at the heart of the idea of marriage. I agree with the latter, and I hope you do too."

Here’s the beautiful cover of Kristen and Sarah. And if you want to get in on the act you can Tweet your reactions and photos using #TIMEGayMarriage.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.