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Good day, bad day: July 25, 2012
New York makes millions from gay marriage, while a British hotel replaces the bedside Bible with 50 Shades of Grey — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
Gay marriage supporters cheer outside the Brooklyn City Clerk's office on July 24th, 2011, the first day gay couples were allowed to legally marry in New York.
Gay marriage supporters cheer outside the Brooklyn City Clerk's office on July 24th, 2011, the first day gay couples were allowed to legally marry in New York.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Newly-legal nuptials
New York has reportedly made $259 million on gay marriages (and associated tourism, parties, and so on) since the state legalized them a year ago. [Newser

Lazy gym-goers
A Massachusetts personal trainer turns his pickup truck into a mobile gym that he will park in your driveway. [Consumerist

Cloned canines conceiving
A cloned dog gives birth to a litter of puppies, further extending the legacy of the owners' original Golden Labrador retriever. [The Daily What]

BAD DAY FOR:

Twi-hards
Twilight co-stars and and real-life couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson hit a bump in their relationship when Us Weekly publishes photos of Stewart canoodling with her Snow White and the Huntsman director. Stewart later publicly apologizes to Pattinson. [New York]

Looking like Santa Claus
A Georgia man is scolded by staff at Disney World for causing "confusion" because his jolly, white-bearded appearance caused many park-goers to mistake him for Santa Claus. [Huffington Post]

Preferring scripture to S&M
A British hotel replaces the traditional bedside Bible with copies of infamous "mommy porn" novel Fifty Shades of Grey. [Death & Taxes]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: July 24, 2012 

 

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