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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Green Cat Guest House B&B, Poulsbo, Washington

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Green Cat Guest House B&B - Poulsbo, WashingtonPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

TexGay Wedding Event Location in Poulsbo, WA, USA. Green Cat Guest House B&B surrounded by three wedding-ready acres of gardens, cedar groves and lawn. The Green Cat is the perfect place for your special day house your wedding party and have the ceremony/reception in one place for a very reasonable rate. Experience the rural beauty of our corner of Puget Sound – close to Seattle and ferries.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Simply Thyme Catering, Vancouver, Washington

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Simply Thyme Catering - Vancouver, WashingtonPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Food & Beverage in Vancouver, WA, USA. The owner of Simply Thyme Catering, Chef Tamara Leibfarth, is a member of the LGBT community so you can be assured she and her staff will work with you to create a day you’ll never forget. Whether you are having a big elaborate affair, small intimate wedding or something in between, our catering services can be customized to fit your precise needs. Our catering and event planning services go far beyond your wedding day.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Awesome Video Productions, Washington, DC

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Awesome Video Productions – Washington DCPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Photography / Videography in Washington, DC, USA. Awesome Videos specializes in preserving your DC wedding memories in a creative manner at an affordable price. We go the extra mile to exceed your expectations by providing quick turn around time and a written guarantee stating that if we fail to produce what we promise, we will give you your money back!

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USA, Oregon: Adorable Gay Couple of 60 Years Crosses River to Marry

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Gay Couple 60 Years

photo by OPB

60 years! Mark and I’ve been together for 21 – these guys been together three times as long. Amazing.

OPB reports:

Eric Marcoux and Eugene Woodworth have been together since they the day they met in Chicago in 1953. “I am here today to be legally married to Eugene Woodworth, with whom I have had an intimate deeply committed relationship for a little over sixty years,” Marcoux says. Marcoux is 83 years old and Woodworth is 85.

They can’t marry in Oregon, where a constitutional amendment outlaws same-sex marriage. Still, when same-sex marriage was legalized in Washington last year, they didn’t rush across the state line to get married. “We wanted to have it in Oregon,” Woodworth explains.

Since then, however, Woodworth has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure and has been given only weeks to live. They’re getting married today with the hope that Marcoux might be eligible to receive social security benefits as the surviving spouse.

In a nutshell, this is why the piecemeal approach to marriage equality is so painful for so many couples. We’ve see the same thing New Mexico, where a judge allowed a couple with a terminally ill partner to marry, and in Illinois, where a judge just opened up marriage equality to any couple where one partner is terminally ill. Some day, we won’t have to jump through all these hoops anymore.

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in Oregon.

USA, Washington: 17% of Weddings Were Between Same Sex Couples

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

WashingtonAlmost a fifth of weddings in Washington State this last year were between same sex couples, and of those, 62% were lesbian couples.

The Huffington Post reports:

About 7,071 same-sex couples got married in Washington between December 6, 2012, and the most recent complete month of data, September 2013. There were 42,408 total marriages in the state during that time, according to the Washington State Department of Health. So far, most of Washington state’s same-sex marriages, 62 percent, were between two women. Washington is one of 15 states plus the District of Columbia where gay marriage is legal, but few have the kind of detailed data Washington released this week, in part because gay marriage is so new in most places.

That’s about the same number of couples who married in California during the brief window before Prop 8 in 2008. But now couples can take their time and plan their weddings the way they want them.

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USA, Oregon: Gay and Lesbian Couples Crossing the Border to Marry in Washington State

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Now that Oregon has declared that it will recognize same-sex marriages from other states, gay lesbian couples in Portland are crossing the border in large numbers to marry in southern Washington.

The Columbian reports:

Portlanders Grant Edwards and Jim McPartland “waited and waited” to get married. They’d been living together for seven years. They wanted the world to know about their solid commitment. The only obstacle was a maddeningly simple one: according to state law that’s been affirmed by popular referendum, you can’t get married in Oregon if you’re gay. In late October, Edwards and McPartland stopped waiting. Jim has suffered some health scares recently, and the couple want to be sure Grant has no problem holding his beloved’s hand during any future hospital stay. So they went ahead and got their wedding license — in Clark County…

“We just think it’s crazy that we have to go to the state of Washington and legally get married, and now Oregon will recognize that marriage. And yet, gay Oregonians cannot get married in their own churches and have that recognized by the state. That is some bizarre law,” McPartland said. Bizarre or just businesslike, the new legal loophole amounts to a bistate bridge that’s carrying loads of same-sex couples across the border from hoping to hitched. Clark County marriage license applications jumped by nearly 50 percent in the 12 business days after Oregon’s Oct. 18 legal decision, according to a hand count by The Columbian. Two-thirds of all licenses after that day were for same-sex couples and 90 percent of those were from out of state — the vast majority from Oregon.

By the time Oregon gets around to voting on marriage equality next November, there may not be any same-sex couples left to marry!

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Woodland Park Zoo - SeattlePeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Event Location in Seattle, WA, USA. Hailed as one of the finest zoos in the world, this park-like site offers the best in wedding and reception planning. Our venues can accomodate 20-400 people.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Courtyard Hall, Bothell, Washington

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Courtyard Hall - Bothell, WashingtonPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Event Location in Bothell, WA, USA. Nestled in the heart of historic Country Village, the Courtyard Hall is Bothell’s perfect place for weddings, receptions and events. Located amongst boutique shops and green open spaces, the Courtyard Hall is a spacious and charming full service event facility. Chef and owner, Teresa works with you, creating an event to remember.

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USA, Washington: A Little Happy for Your Day

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Seattle Wedding ProposalHere’s your dose of happiness for the day – a Seattle wedding proposal from the top of a city bus.

Towleroad reports:

On July 30th I was pulled out of a meeting because of a “disturbance” on the street. When I got to my office window, I saw my girlfriend standing on a bus across the street. What came next was the most genuine, funny, heartfelt marriage proposal.

Congrats to the happy couple!

USA, Washington: Correction Re: Judge Who Won’t Marry Same Sex Couples Admonished By the State

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Washington Judge Gary TaborJust wanted to run a correction to our story yesterday about the WA state judge who refused to marry same sex couples. From MEUSA’s Ned Flaherty:

In “Judge Who Won’t Marry Same Sex Couples Admonished By the State” (9 October), the article concludes with your remark, “he can continue to discriminate.” That’s incorrect. As a result of the Commission’s reprimand, and the fact that discrimination in performing civil wedding ceremonies is outlawed, this judge no longer performs any weddings for anybody. I hope you’ll correct the article tomorrow, because, in fact, both statutes (the marriage law and the anti-discrimination law) are working just fine, and are now being adhered to.

Thanks, Ned!!!