FAKE OUTS

Why Is A Year-Old HuffPo Article Tricking The Entire Internet Into Thinking Prop 8 Was Overturned?

Hey everybody. Prop 8 was not overturned, despite any rumors you might have heard on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and everywhere else. It just turns out that an old HuffPo article entitled, “Prop 8 OVERTURNED: Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down In California” (about Judge walker Vaugh’s historic decision in the Prop 8 trial) got re-posted all across the web and mistaken for breaking news even though the date on the article is almost a year old. So WTF happened to mislead everyone into thinking something awesome had happened?

There are two theories currently circulating: one that a Huffpo editor screwed up and changed the date and the other that National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce may have accidentally forwarded it as news—both are 100 percent unsubstantiated rumors, we’re dying to know the actual culprit. But you can at least rest secure in the knowledge that California still forbids loving committed Americans from marrying the people they love.