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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters, Detroit, Michigan

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters

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.

Board in Detroit or St. Clair Shores and marry legally in Canadian waters! or get married on the US side now that marriage equality has come to Michigan!

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Michigan

Michigan: Detroit Archbishop Says Catholics Who Support Marriage Equality Committing “Perjury”

Monday, April 8th, 2013

MichiganThe Detroit Catholic leadership is taking a hardline on those Catholics who support marriage equality (62% at last polling), telling them not to take communion. USA Today reports:

A Detroit professor and legal adviser to the Vatican says Catholics who promote gay marriage should not try to receive holy Communion, a key part of Catholic identity. And the archbishop of Detroit, Allen Vigneron, said Sunday that Catholics who receive Communion while advocating gay marriage would “logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury.” The comments of Vigneron and Edward Peters, who teaches Catholic canon law at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, are part of a polarizing discussion about gay marriage that echoes debate over whether politicians who advocate abortion rights should receive Communion.

Imagine if all the catholics who are for marriage equality got up and said, in church, “I am not taking communion today to show my support of marriage equality.”

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Michigan, USA: Rock Band Stops Concert for Gay Marriage Proposal

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

you tube bigHow romantic. The band Garbage stopped their Detroit concert to allow a man to propose to his partner. The Advocate reports:

In the below video, the band’s front woman, Shirley Manson, tells the crowed that the proposal plan came after she’d read a message on her Facebook page from Sauter explaining that he and his boyfriend had previously flown out for a Garbage benefit concert the band was having for a “very sick friend” named Wally. Manson was impressed by the couple’s support and thanked them by inviting the two men to the show and giving them backstage passes, allowing Sauter the opportunity to surprise Viviano by getting down on bended knee and popping the question in front of the concert’s roaring crowd.

Watch the video below.

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Michigan, USA: Detroit Teacher Who Was Suspended for Playing Equality Song is reinstated

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Detroit Teacher Who Was Suspended for Playing Equality Song is reinstatedA eighth-grade teacher in Detroit who was suspended after playing a same-sex-marriage anthem in class has had her suspension reversed.

A student at Centennial Middle School in South Lyons, MI, originally requested Susan Johnson play the video for Macklemore’s “Same Love.” After ensuring there was no violence or inappropriate language, she did.

Another student complained to administrators and Johnson found herself temporarily ousted.

Authored By Dan Avery – See the Full Story at Queerty

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Michigan, USA: Teacher Suspended After Playing Pro Equality Song in Class

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Detroit Teacher Suspended After Playing Pro Equality Song in ClassA middle-school teacher in Detroit was suspended after playing a same-sex-marriage anthem in hopes of fostering understanding and prevent bullying.

A student at Centennial Middle School in South Lyons had originally requested performing-arts instructor Susan Johnson play Macklemore’s “Same Love.” After after ensuring there was no violence or inappropriate language, the instructor was happy to oblige.

Authored By Dan Avery – See the Full Story at Queerty

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Blumz by JR Designs, Detroit

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

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.

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Michigan

Blumz by JR Designs, DetroitBlumz, located in Downtown Detroit and “Fashionable” Ferndale, Michigan, is a full service floral and gift store. We specialize in wedding/commitment services, memorial/sympathy and special occasions.

We also welcome Corporate Partnerships and support other “family” businesses. Our award winning designers pride themselves in providing designs for all tastes, whether it be traditional, cutting-edge or “over the edge”.

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MI: Minister Marries Gay Couples at Detroit Pride

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Lesbian Couple Married at Detroit PrideIt was not by the power vested in him by any earthly government that Rev. Mark Bidwell married five same-sex couples at Hart Plaza earlier today during the Motor City Pride weekend.

Rather he referred to a higher authority. “I believe in the eyes of God, it is a wedding,” the pastor from Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit said in an interview after the ceremony. The preacher also challenged homophobes to explain how “they pick and choose which Scriptures to go by. They don’t want to deal with the Scriptures about shellfish or punishing a misbehaving child.”

The ceremony included Biblical readings and communion with wafers and non-alcoholic juice. After communion, the couples exchanged tokens of their love, with at least one couple opting for the traditional rings. Officially, the ceremony was called a commitment ceremony, and Rev. Bidwell acknowledges that neither the City of Detroit nor the State of Michigan recognizes the unions. (Voters in Michigan enshrined marriage inequality into the state’s Constitution a few years ago).

Full Story from Examiner.com

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Today’s Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Blumz by JR Designs, Detroit, Michighan

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Blumz by JR Designs, Ferndale, MichiganPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay Friendly Michigan Wedding Vendors

Blumz, located in Downtown Detroit and “Fashionable” Ferndale, Michigan, is a full service floral and gift store. We specialize in wedding/commitment services, memorial/sympathy and special occasions.

We also welcome Corporate Partnerships and support other “family” businesses. Our award winning designers pride themselves in providing designs for all tastes, whether it be traditional, cutting-edge or “over the edge”.

Supporters of many gay activities and organizations, Blumz is active in the their community. MidWest AIDS Prevention activities, MIGRA, and the recent “group” union ceremony in Ferndale are just a few places Blumz has been spotted.

See our listings in Pride Source and soon in Cruise.

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