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Video: Straight Man Speaks Out About Response to Gay Brother’s Wedding

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 6.17.09 AMHere’s your tear-jerker video of the day – a straight man responds to Facebook friends who disapproved of his brother’s wedding.

The Huffington Post reports:

In this emotional video, David Stevens, a straight man, discusses what happened after he posted pictures of his gay brother’s wedding on Facebook. After telling the reader about the beautiful and loving relationship between his brother and his partner, Stevens shares a Facebook message he received following their decision to tie the knot.

Everyone deserves a brother like this. It will make you cry.

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NY: Brother and Sister Marry Partners on Same Day

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The wedding party stood out even by the joyous standards of New York on the first day of the new marriage equality law. A beaming mother from Brooklyn, some relatives from the Midwest, and a small entourage of other supporters watched as two grooms and brides took photos against a City Hall backdrop before their turn at the bustling counter of the New York City Clerk’s office in Manhattan.

“This is a double same-sex sibling wedding,” explained Eric Bacolas, who planned to marry his partner Michael Bonomo early in the afternoon. His sister Elise Bacolas would also marry her partner, Jenna Glazer. Both couples entered a public lottery and secured spots to be among the 659 couples that received service throughout the five boroughs on Sunday.

City officials reported that 365 marriage licenses were issued in Manhattan, home of the busiest and largest marriage bureau, a recently renovated former office of the Department of Motor Vehicles a few blocks from City Hall in Lower Manhattan. Some couples waiting among the Art Deco details of the 1920s building choose only to receive the license and then get married elsewhere. Others, like Eric and Michael and Elise and Jenna, opted for a ceremony officiated by a judge, which the family hoped to hold in the same wedding chapel at the same time.

Full Story from The Advocate

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