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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Mary Alice O’Connor, Walnut Creek, California

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Mary Alice O'Connor - Wedding Officiant - San Francisci=oPeriodically 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 Officiants in Walnut Creek, CA, USA. My first lesbian wedding was in 1991, and celebrating love by creating ceremonies that have heart and meaning for you became a large part of my life. Love and Spirit express through us freely and making vows with family and friends present deepens your commitment. We work together to choose words and rituals that have heart and meaning for you and create a personalized, customized ceremony. This is a great moment for all of us!

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Holman Photography, San Francisco, California

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Holman Photography - San Francisco

Periodically 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 in San Francisco, CA, USA. A San Francisco based photographer, Jody travels all across N. America to shoot weddings & commitment ceremonies. She is professional, creative, unobtrusive and passionate about her work. She loves shooting weddings and it shows! A recent client says, “You are so great, Jody, we are really thrilled with how everything has gone…too bad weddings are “once in a lifetime,” else we’d want you there for every one we have!”

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Another Big Circuit Court Hearing For Marriage Equality September 8th

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Ninth Circuit, San Francisco - Apple MaosThe hits just keep coming. We’ve got another big Circuit Court hearing coming up, this one in the Ninth Circuit, covering cases from Idaho, Nevada, and Hawaii.

Passport Magazine reports:

On September 8th the 9th Circuit Court will hear oral arguments beginning at the James R Browning US Courthouse, 95 7th Street, San Francisco. The arguments concern laws banning marriage equality in Idaho, Nevada, and Hawaii. This announcement comes just days after the 7th Circuit Court agreed to hear cases concerning Indiana and Wisconsin. Since the Supreme Court’s June 2013 decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, the Seventh, Sixth, Tenth, and Fourth Circuits have heard oral arguments in marriage equality cases. The Tenth Circuit issued rulings on June 25th and July 17th in cases from Utah and Oklahoma. The Fourth Circuit issued a ruling on July 28th in a case from Virginia. All three decisions held that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry.

Things are really coming to a boiling point, aren’t they? Anyone want to take odds on the US Supreme Court taking a case is next session?

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: California Wine Country Wedding Packages, Calistoga, California

Monday, August 25th, 2014

California Wine Country Wedding Packages - Sonoma ValleyPeriodically 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 Planners in Calistoga, CA, USA. If your dream is a small mid-week wedding in Wine Country, California Wine Country Wedding Packages is the answer. Click on the Website Button to the left. Everything you need is there. Look over the entire website. You will see beautiful venues, a choice of gourmet cakes and a number of bouquets. Everyone I work with is tops in their field. If you need more information, please call or send me an email.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Stevi Hanson Wedding Officiant, Sonoma, California

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Stevi Hanson Wedding Officiant Periodically 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 Officiants in Sonoma, CA, USA. Stevi Hanson delights in skillfully performing wedding ceremonies for couples in the most beautiful place in the world: Sonoma County. Stevi will work with you to fulfill your dreams and your beliefs by working together to create a personalized wine-country wedding ceremony that is special, meaningful and uniquely yours. If you’d like a small, quiet (or huge loud) wedding that is intimate & stress free, Stevi insures you get the wedding you dream of.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Steps on Toes, Oakland, California

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Steps on Toes - Oakland, CAPeriodically 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 Miscellaneous in Oakland, CA, USA. Offering private lessons for your First Dance, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, or Mother/Daughter, Father/Son should you so choose. Laurie Ann’s been teaching couples to dance at their weddings for over three decades. Bring music if you have it and we’ll help you create a dance that works with your personality and your song. Private lessons on an appointment basis only. In thirty years, Laurie Ann has never had a student she couldn’t teach!

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: On Call! Hospitality Staffing, El Sobrante, California

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

On Call! Hospitality Staffing - El Sobrante, CaliforniaPeriodically 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 El Sobrante, CA, USA. Planning your wedding? Why not plan to enjoy yourself? We supply servers, bartenders and chefs for your special day. Our staff will make you feel like royalty, and will treat your guests as if they were their own. We also offer day-of coordination, as well as consultation on caterers, food, bar set-up, rentals, etc. Call On Call! We work hard so you don’t have to.

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USA: Marriage Equality Rallies Planned for Utah, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California for Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

MEUSA LogoToday is national Freedom to Marry Day and in two days’ time we will celebrate love, romance and marriage on Valentine’s Day. Each year during this week loving, committed same-sex couples, accompanied by their friends and supporters, attend events to render visible the harm that excluding them from marriage causes them and their families.

In states that still do not have the freedom to marry, same-sex couples will ask for marriage licenses. In states that do now have marriage equality, people will go to their local Clerk-Recorders to thank them for their work and support and to congratulate the couples obtaining marriage licenses that day.

Today in San Francisco, couples will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the marriages performed in San Francisco City Hall beginning February 12, 2004. “February 12 is our 10-year wedding anniversary, and the end of Proposition 8 was perfect anniversary gift,” said Stuart Gaffney, who has been together with his husband John Lewis for 27 years. “Finally being able to say ‘I Do’ was the happiest day of our lives together.”

In Utah, local organizers, Colleen and Jolene Mewing are in the midst of experiencing the highs and lows of the marriage equality movement. “We hope there is a huge turnout for this year’s Valentine’s Day action,” said Colleen Mewing. “The case in Utah could set the precedent for other states that currently have an amendment restricting marriage to one man and one woman.” Jolene added, “I believe the more people who participate this year, and the more visible we are, the better chance we have of obtaining marriage equality for all.”

In Pennsylvania, couples across the state are inspired by Philadelphia’s history as a city of liberty and freedom. “Loving, committed couples want to show their dedication to each other and should be rewarded and welcomed by their city. It is time for Philadelphia to live up to her name and open her arms to all of her citizens. After all, she is a city of LOVE,” said Thomas Hall, Regional Organizer with Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania

This is the 16th year in a row that marriage equality supporters have appeared at clerks’ offices across the country on Valentine’s Day. These annual actions, started by Marriage Equality USA in the mid-90’s, will be taking place this year in California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, and other locales. Information about these events and a list of actions can be found at www.LicenseOurLove.org.

“These annual events serve as a powerful and visual reminder of the decades-long movement for committed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples across this country to simply be able to marry the person they love,” concluded Brian Silva, Executive Director of Marriage Equality USA.

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: San Francisco Weddings By The Bay, Modesto, California

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

San Francisco Weddings by the BayPeriodically 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 Officiants in Modesto, CA, USA. Gay marriage and commitment ceremonies officiated in the SF Bay Area.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: YJM Photography, San Francisco, California

Monday, November 25th, 2013

YJM Photography, Oakland, CaliforniaPeriodically 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 San Francisco, CA, USA. Yves Mozelsio of YJM Photography, has been a professional photographer for over 25 years. He has been named by the Knot as one of the most creative wedding photographers in Northern California. Recently, he was awarded the 2013 WeddingWire’s Brides Choice Award – Top 5% in the industry.

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