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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Earle Brown Heritage Center

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.

Earle Brown Heritage Center, formerly a prominent historical estate, has proudly presented weddings and receptions for 25 years. And with over 40,000 square feet of unique event space, extraordinary on-site catering and excellent service, it’s no wonder that couples from all walks of life have chosen Earle Brown to host their special day. And we’d love for you to choose us, too.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Moondance Inn, Red Wing, Minnesota

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Moondance Inn

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.

Perfect venue for weddings and private events. Commercial kitchen on-site. Sixteen years experience providing wedding services for both the gay and straight communities. Beautiful gardens for outdoor ceremonies and large great rooms for in door events.

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USA, Minnesota: 47% Support Marriage Equality, Poll Says

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

titleA new KSTP/SurveyUSA shows marriage equality support in Minnesota at 47%.

On Top Magazine reports:

A KSTP/SurveyUSA poll published last April showed majority (51%) support for allowing gay couples to marry, with 47 percent opposed. According to the latest poll, support has dropped 4 points to 47 percent. Opposition fell from 47 to 45 percent. “This issue has not gone away,” Larry Jacobs of the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute told KSTP. “Voters may have a verdict to make come November.” Pollsters recorded slight decreases in support among Democrats (down 1% from 66%), Republicans (down 2% from 27%) and independents (down 6% from 53%).

But take that “drop” with a grain of salt. The last three polls we have record of show 38% support (3/13); 51% (4/13), and 46% (6/13) – average those out, and you have 45% support, which would make the new poll show an actual increase in support of 2%.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Sunrise Styling LLC, St. Paul, Minnesota

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Sunrise Styling LLC - St. Paul, MinnesotaPeriodically 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 St. Paul, MN, USA. Offering wedding planning with the equality and respect everyone deserves! We turn your imagination into reality, creating a wedding that perfectly captures your individual personality, passion, and culture. Every element is personally executed and intricately planned, so the result is an authentic and creative, yet perfectly organized masterpiece. Contact us today and find out how we can assist you with the long awaited wedding of your dreams.

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Marriage Equality Policy and Legal Updates – November 18-24

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Marriage Equality USA closely monitors marriage equality polls, ballots, laws, and lawsuits nationwide, and updates its website with changes in these areas on a near-daily basis. Every Monday we update you with policy and legal updates covering the preceding week.

You may always find the most up-to-date information, including changes that have taken place between these weekly posts, on the Current Policy & Legal Status page on the MEUSA website.

See this week’s updates on the MEUSA news blog…

Traveling at the Speed of Love: Winning the Race for Equality

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Five years ago last week, on Election Day 2008, California’s electorate passed Prop 8, marking perhaps the most notable low point in the marriage equality movement as a minority was stripped of a previously recognized constitutional right. As of this week five years ago, only two states – Massachusetts and Connecticut – fully recognized the marriages of same-sex couples.

How far we’ve come since then. And how fast.

Read the full story on the MEUSA News Blog…

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Heartstrings Bridal, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Heartstrings Bridal , Minneapolis, MinnesotaPeriodically 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 Attire in Minneapolis, MN, USA. Full service bridal salon offering beautiful wedding gowns, tuxedo rental, accessories, bridal party gowns, and decor rental such as chair covers. We look forward to helping you find the perfect attire for your wedding!

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Amazing Alterations, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Amazing Alterations - Minneapolis, MinnesotaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay Wedding Attire in Minneapolis, MN, USA. We are a bridal and formal wear alterations company, and we specialize in making your dream dress or suit fit you perfectly!

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USA, Minnesota: One in Three Marriage Licenses Go to Same-Sex Couples

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Minnesota mapSame-sex couples in Minnesota are really taking advantage of the state’s new marriage equality law.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports:

Same-sex couples received nearly 1 in 3 marriage licenses issued in Minnesota since they were allowed to wed, The Associated Press found in a statewide survey of the first month’s impact of the new gay marriage law. Since Minnesota became the 12th U.S. state to legalize gay marriage, at least 1,640 same-sex couples applied to be married. Counties aren’t required to report such data to the state, so the AP built a database through calls to all 87 counties.

…”This is the product of people who were living in the legal wilderness for so long, suddenly no longer being told their relationships are substandard,” said Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis and a sponsor of the bill passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Mark Dayton in May. “There’s an excitement out there right now. I’ve been going to so many weddings lately, it’s like I’m two years out of college again.”

There’s so much pent up desire in the states where people have waited for so long to have the right to marry. It’s inspiring to see it.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Outing Lodge, Stillwater, Minnesota

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Outing Lodge, Stillwater, MinnesotaPeriodically 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 Stillwater, MN, USA. Surrounded by three hundred acres of wooded paths, and miles of rolling land, The Outing Lodge B&B is an authentic retreat for those looking to sit by a roaring fireplace and detach from the rush of city life. For the past 25 years, the Outing has become an all-seasons venue for weddings, reunions and retreats.

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