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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Lifestyles Catering, Denver, Colorado

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

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At Lifestyles Catering in Lakewood, Colorado, we’re all about the food. Our Chef and his culinary team specialize in bringing restaurant-quality meals to your wedding location, whether it’s in a banquet hall, your home or a Colorado mountain park. Lifestyle Catering menus are inspired by foods from across the culinary spectrum, including traditional French and Italian cuisines. Our menus often celebrate the flavors and traditions of South America and the Orient as well.

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Featured Lesbian Wedding Vendor: Colorado Commitments, Denver, Colorado

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Colorado Commitments

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Welcome to Colorado Commitments – we’ve been planning lesbian and gay weddings in Denver and Boulder County, Colorado since 2001, and have overseen hundreds of Denver area weddings and commitment ceremonies since that time. We’re proud to welcome diversity, including interfaith, multi-cultural, and same-sex couples.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Wash Park Studio, Denver, Colorado

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Wash Park Studio

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A place where natural light, red brick walls, hickory floors and an exposed ceiling all come together to create a warm, inviting atmosphere perfect for your gathering. Wash Park Studio is a contemporary commercial photography studio/art space that’s perfect for a special event requiring a unique setting with style and metropolitan cool.

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Colorado Marriage Equality Expands to Other Counties

Friday, July 11th, 2014

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After a judge gave the go ahead to the Boulder County Clerk to continue to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples yesterday, it seems to be spreading.

Denver has now thrown open the doors to same sex couples.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

Denver’s clerk and recorder says she will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite the state’s ban on gay marriage. Debra Johnson announced her decision shortly after a judge ruled that her counterpart in the liberal college town of Boulder can continue to grant gay marriage licenses.

The Stamford Advocate notes that Pueblo County is now issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples too:

An hour after the ruling, Denver’s clerk said she would join her counterpart in the liberal college town of Boulder in providing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Pueblo County’s clerk said he will begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses Friday morning.

9 News offers this status report of some of Colorado’s other counties:

Arapahoe County: Officials will not issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Douglas County: The County Clerk and Recorder is in the process of “seeking an interpretation” of the ruling from the County Attorney and others, and will later make a decision about the next step.

Larimer County: The County Clerk is in contact with her legal counsel, but says the county is not making a move at this point.

Broomfield County: Taking the issue under legal advisement before making a decision.

Towleroad.com has their own list of counties definitely not issuing licenses at this point:

At least four counties — El Paso, Arapahoe, Jefferson and Weld counties — said they had no plans to follow suit.

As Edge Boston reports, the marriages may be on shaky ground:

[Judge] Hartman found the marriage licenses weren’t hurting anyone and were an acceptable form of civil disobedience. However, he required all couples to be warned their marriage might have no legal value if a court later upholds the state’s ban. His decision left clerks around the state trying to figure out what to do next. Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner said clerks had to balance the risks of issuing licenses that might become invalid with violating people’s rights by declining to do so. “It’s sort of a rock and a hard place,” she said.

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will appeal. Pink News reports:

Colorado’s Attorney General John Suthers has also vowed to appeal to higher courts the ruling allowing Hall to continue issuing the marriage licences, as well as a separate ruling on Wednesday which struck down Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage.

This is all starting to feel a lot like New Mexico – will the state Supreme Court step in soon to clear it all up?

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Map via US census. Note: green = giving out licenses now; yellow = considering; red = decided not to

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: History Colorado Center, Denver, Colorado

Friday, June 27th, 2014

History Colorado - Denver Wedding VenuePeriodically 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 Denver, CO, USA. The History Colorado Center offers stunning spaces, delicious cuisine and impeccable service for wedding ceremonies. Event rooms are available for both daytime and evening ceremonies, and can accommodate groups from 20 to 1,000 guests. Dance on the terrazzo tile floor map of Colorado in the Anschutz Hamilton Hall or enjoy mountain and city views from the MDC Room and Terrace.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Alison Rose Photography, Denver, Colorado

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Alison Rose Photography - ColoradoPeriodically 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 Denver, CO, USA. Alison Williams was formally introduced to the darkroom at the age of 15 and never looked back. Since then, she has won awards with WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) international photo contests and has been published in various books through the International Library of Photography as well as Rocky Mountain Bride and The Knot. She currently resides in Wheat Ridge, Colorado with her wonderful husband, daughter, son, 3 rescue dogs and 2 cats.

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Colorado, USA: More Than 250 Couples Request Civil Unions Licenses in Denver

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

ColoradoThe month of May started out strong for civil unions. CW2 reports:

According to the Office of the Clerk and Recorder, 255 civil union licenses were issued in the first two weeks of the Colorado Civil Union Act, including 114 that were issued solely during the midnight civil unions event held on May 1. The statewide advocacy group One Colorado hosted the festivities, and the Denver clerk’s office remained open until 3 a.m. to issue civil union licenses to couples eager to take advantage of their rights under the new law.

How long before Colorado takes the next logical step and recognizes full marriage equality?

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Colorado, USA: Civil Unions Begin Across the State

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

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In Colorado this morning, starting at midnight, couples begin receiving civil unions licenses. The Daily Camera reports from Boulder:

The Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office opened the second that Tuesday ticked over to Wednesday, the moment that Colorado’s civil union law went into effect. Nothing under the statute precludes people of opposite gender from also establishing such a partnership in the eyes of the state — but this was clearly a moment of huge significance for same-sex couples. “We have never waited for society to tell us what is right,” said Amy Zuckerman, as she and her partner, Ronica Roth, waited, eighth in line, to obtain their license. “We have always made the decisions that we felt confident were in the right direction for humanity. We’re happy that the state has granted us this opportunity, we’re thankful and grateful for all those who made this happen, and yet we are tonight acknowledging the work that is left undone.”

The Washington Post reports from the midnight ceremonies in Denver:

The statewide advocacy group One Colorado hosted the festivities, and the Denver clerk’s office remained open until 3 a.m. to issue civil union licenses to couples eager to take advantage of their rights under the new law. Couples were ushered into the clerk’s office in small groups. They filled out paperwork and received their certificate, a moment that for many came with a quick kiss, a squeeze of hands or a few tears. Signed certificates in hand, couples were then joined in official ceremonies performed before supporters and other couples in the atrium of the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building.

We are genuinely thrilled for the gay and lesbian couples Colorado today. Now, onward to full marriage equality?

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Colorado, USA: Denver Mayor to Hold Midnight Civil Union Ceremonies On May 1st

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Denver Mayor Michael HancockThe mayor of Denver, Michael Hancock, will ring in Colorado’s new civil unions bill with midnight ceremonies on the morning of May 1. On Top Magazine reports:

One Colorado, the state’s leading gay rights advocate, is organizing the event to take place in Denver’s Webb Building. The 2-hour event will be held in the building’s atrium, where Hancock will preside over some of the state’s first ceremonies. Hancock said he is “honored to take part in this historic event, uniting committed couples who were for too long excluded from the same benefits and protections provided to their fellow citizens. At midnight May 1, our great state will bring down some of the senseless walls that have divided us and state in one voice: ‘Everyone matters.'”

Colorado’s gay and lesbian couples will be able to join in civil unions starting in May.

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Colorado, USA: Denver Nuggets Star Has Two Moms, Supports Civil Unions Bill

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Nuggets Star Kenneth fariedThey call Denver Nuggets player Kenneth Faried the” Manimal” because he plays basketball like he is half man half animal. The Nuggets forward is a tough guy on the court.

But that’s Faried the basketball player. His personal story is quite unique, and he has his own perspective on civil unions and the need to support different kinds of families.

“I’m happy for every gay and lesbian couple out there who want to take that next step and elope,” Faried says.

See the Full Story at KDVR

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