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Duccio Argentini, Florence, Italy Wedding Photographer

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Duccio Argentini

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.

Duccio Argentini, Italian photographer, his deep love for the art of photography urged him to turn his life-long hobby into a profession. The training that this kind of photography taught him allows him to give his wedding photo services a very personal touch, comparable more to fashion photography than to classical posing wedding services.

See Duccio’s Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Italy

AR: Newspaper Denies Gay Couple’s Commitment Announcement

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Arkansas Newspaper Marriage AnnouncementCody Renegar and his fiance Thomas Staed plan to hold a commitment ceremony at their Elkins, Arkansas home this summer and hoped to publish an announcement in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

But the paper won’t let them, KNWA reports:

The paper’s publisher says it is their policy to only print announcements for marriages legally recognized by the state, and Arkansas does not acknowledge same-sex marriages.

“It’s not a law for it not to be put in the paper, it’s a choice of theirs, it felt to me like they were making a stance.  Whether they were or not I don’t know,” Renegar says.

Full Story from Towleroad.com

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Gay Marriage Fight Isn’t Just About Rights

Monday, March 21st, 2011

What do we want? EQUAL RIGHTS! When do we want them? NOW!” Catchy — but it doesn’t sound much like a wedding vow. When couples make that lifetime commitment to each other in front of friends and family on one of the biggest days of their lives, few of them cite the 1,138 federal rights they will gain by making the promise of marriage. And the words “tax benefits” rarely come up in the best man’s toast.

Yet “rights and benefits” are what the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender (LGBT) community has been using as its lead argument for decades. Recently, however, there’s been a significant shift in the movement, one that is evident in the debate around marriage in Maryland. Rather than focusing on the legal rights and benefits of marriage — such as Social Security payments, spousal health care coverage and joint tax filing — many advocates have begun to emphasize the personal aspects of the marital bond, like commitment and responsibility. This paradigm shift was based on more than just savvy intuition; it’s grounded in substantial public opinion research.

At Third Way, for example, we went beyond traditional polling and conducted a series of innovative and intensive one-on-one interviews — akin to the sort of market research tool used by the Fortune 500. Those interviews proved revelatory and have profound implications for extending marriage to lesbian and gay couples.

Full Story from The Baltimore Sun

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