15 SHOCKING Gay Marriage Statistics to Inspire Your Future Wedding

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The depressing 2nd annual survey says gay couples are less likely to have a formal engagement with rings, less likely to have a ceremony, AND less likely to go on a honeymoon. WTF? Guys we are wayyy too fabulous for this!
Read the stats below and post your thoughts in the comments below.

1. As marriage equality continues to be legalized in more states across the country, the words “commitment ceremony” and “civil union” are becoming scarcer. Eighty-two percent of same-sex couples refer to this occasion as their wedding in invitations, up from 70 percent in 2013.

2. Seventy-one percent of same-sex couples will have a ceremony and reception, as opposed to 96 percent1 of straight couples. Twelve percent of same-sex couples will only have a ceremony, and 7 percent of couples are planning to simply host a reception.

3. Same-sex couples are less likely to have a formal proposal (58 percent) than straight couples (94 percent) 1.

4. Proposing with a ring is not as common for same-sex couples, with about two out of three couples (62 percent) exchanging an engagement ring before or after the proposal.

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17 Laverne Cox Pictures Being Sickening, Stunning & Serving Fish

The first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy? Yep! It’s Laverne Cox for her role in ‘Orange is the New Black’. The actress and advocate makes it look so easy while looking damn good doing so.

“I’m [feeling] pretty awesome,” Cox tells PEOPLE.

“I don’t feel coherent. I’m just like a giddy, effervescent creature of the universe who is blessed and highly favored,” Cox tells PEOPLE about her outstanding guest actress in a comedy series nomination.”I jumped up and down and then cried.”

“My agent of seven years, Paul, was the first person to call me. I’d auditioned for other agents in the past who all told me, ‘I can’t do anything with you. You’re trans. I don’t think you’ll be able to get work.’ But Paul saw something in me and took a chance.”

Get into these pics from Laverne’s Instagram after the jump.
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Gays of ‘Tha Life: Atlanta’ Address Movers, Shakers & Fakers in ATL [VIDEO]

“Pull out your passport and your visas! I have 12 stamps from different countries and they were not paid for by somebody else.” — Dr. George Smith

Was that a read? In the 4th official episode of ‘Tha Life: Atlanta’ web series we see DaQuaye in the studio and Julian Lark address his beef with Tamar Braxton. Dr. Smith also invites the cast for an all-expense paid trip to the cabins but things go awry real fast.
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