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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Bistro Catering and Events, Charlotte, North Carolina

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Bistro Catering and Events

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.

Bistro Catering and Events is a gay friendly and gay managed catering business located in Downtown Concord, North Carolina. We cater within a two hour travel radius, including the greater Charlotte area. We offer a professional, open minded staff for your wedding day reception. Our pricing includes elegant appointments – real china, glassware, flatware, and linen napkins. Call us today and schedule your no cost and no obligation tasting consultation.

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USA: Democrats Vote to Confirm Marriage Equality Plank

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Democrats Officially Support Marriage EqualityThe Democratic Party on Tuesday voted to support the freedom to marry as an official plank in the Party’s platform, putting the party on record as the first major political party in U.S. history in favor of marriage equality for same-sex couples.

Official language of the platform, released Monday evening, also calls for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), supports the Employment Non- Discrimination Act, which would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and protections for LGBT bi-national couples threatened with deportation.

See the Full Story at LGBTQ Nation

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North Carolina, USA: Gay Activists to Push for Marriage Equality at Democratic Convention

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Gay Activists to Push for Marriage Equality at Democratic Convention in CharlotteThe constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the host state of the Democratic National Convention has stirred anger and resentment among advocates for marriage equality, many of whom are converging on Charlotte this weekend for the city’s gay pride festival.

Organizers say they hope the festival will draw attention to the issue and create momentum that lasts through the political convention that starts the following week. Some of the thousands of protesters expected at the convention will be demonstrating for gay marriage.

“We’re excited that the convention is in Charlotte,” said David Webb, one of the pride festival’s organizers. “But we also want to show that we’re united and will continue to push for change.”

Authored By Mitch Weiss – See the Full Story at AP

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NC: Amendment One Opponents Gather in Charlotte

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Amendment One and CharlotteThe issue of Gay rights took center stage at events in Charlotte, especially the debate over Amendment One. A vote on Amendment One, which would ban civil unions in North Carolina and define marriage as between a man a woman isn’t for months but many said now is the time to mobilize to fight it.

“Voting no against this amendment is an endorsement against discrimination,” said Ricky Woods a senior minister at First Baptist Church West.

Woods was one of several people who gathered at Myers Park Baptist Church Saturday to talk about how to fight the amendment. Those gathered said it’s not fair for couples and it will hurt the state’s economic recovery.

Full Story from the Gaston Gazette

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NC: Charlotte Considering Domestic Partner Benefits

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

North Carolina Gay Marriage FightCity Councilmember Patsy Kinsey said on Sunday that the council will have the votes to pass a benefits plan for same-sex partners of city employees.

The District 1 councilmember’s announcement came during an LGBT community memorial service for transgender hate-crime victims.

“We’re almost close enough now that the city council will have the votes to pass domestic partner benefits,” Kinsey told an audience of about 75 gathered at the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte.

Full Story from Q Notes

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NC: Rally Against Marriage Equality Ban Held in Charlotte

Monday, October 17th, 2011

North Carolina Gay Marriage FightActivists opposed to a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman gathered in uptown Charlotte Saturday.

The group hopes to influence voter opinion about the issue before Amendment 1 goes to the ballot in May. “It’s going to affect my relationship personally, because I do want to have a marriage with my partner,” said Jeff Enochs.

Enochs said an amendment in North Carolina defining marriage as between a man and a woman could also impact non-gay couples in civil unions for generations to come.

Full Story from the Shelby Star

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DC: Jewish Rabbi Organizes Wedding Trip for 7 Charlotte Same Sex Couples

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Seven WeddingsRabbi Judy Schindler of Charlotte’s Temple Beth El says she’s been planning for this weekend for nine years. In 2002, as she officiated at her Reform Jewish synagogue’s first-ever commitment ceremony for a same-sex couple, she promised herself this: When a state made it legal for gays and lesbians to get married, she would help Charlotte-area couples get there and get wed.

Sunday in Washington, D.C., Schindler will deliver on that promise and, as she sees it, bang the drum for committed love and historic social change.
Seven times, in fact.

At 11:30 a.m., Schindler and two other clergywomen from Charlotte – one Christian, one Unitarian Universalist – will legally marry seven same-sex couples from their congregations at the elegant Washington Club in Dupont Circle.

Full Story from the Charlotte Observer

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