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DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC: Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor

Friday, March 18th, 2016

DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC

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.

Looking for a great wedding venue in Dupont Circle, Washington DC’s gay neighborhood? Come see us at the DoubleTree by Hilton, where you can enjoy warm hospitality in an upscale location.
We’re in the heart of downtown, in the vibrant DuPont Circle area, within easy walking distance of popular attractions, and just 3 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Our DC hotel features nine meeting rooms including an outdoor garden terrace. You can host an elegant reception and/or memorable wedding ceremony in our 6,700 square feet of flexible banquet space.

At The DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC, we understand that your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life. We’re thrilled that Washington DC now recognizes full marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, and would love to work with you on every detail of your wedding day. We also offer discounted rates on wedding room blocks if you want an affordable place for your guests to stay, as well as inclusive packages.

Want something extra-special? Enjoy an outdoor wedding ceremony on our private garden terrace or even a winter ceremony in front of the fireplace in our Stateroom. Your wedding will always be the only event we have at the hotel – you will have our undivided attention.

At Washington DC’s DoubleTree by Hilton, we offer fantastic service, great food and a terrific location for your perfect wedding.

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USA, Washington DC: Court Sees Jump in Weddings After Supreme Court Rulings

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Washington DC LegislatureD.C.’s Superior Court is adding another room to accommodate the increase in weddings since the US Supreme Court overturned Section 3 of DOMA.

Edge Boston reports:

The D.C. Superior Court says its second ceremony room will open Monday. The clerk of the court, Duane Delaney, said in a statement that marriage license applications have significantly increased since the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case U.S. v. Windsor in June. The decision struck down a law denying federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples. “We recently experienced a significant increase in our workload, it seems as a result of the US Supreme Court’s decision in US v. Windsor. The last two months we have seen a doubling in the usual number of marriage license applications, with more than 100 customers served each day,” Delaney said in a statement.

There’s lots of gays in DC, apparently…

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USA, Washington DC: City Passes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Transgender FlagWashington DC just made it a lot easier for our transgender brothers and sisters to change their sex on their birth certificates. Towleroad.com reports:

On Tuesday, District of Columbia mayor Vincent Gray signed into law the country’s most trans-inclusive policy for updating birth certificates, one that transgender advocates hope will become a nationwide model in the near future. The Los Angeles Times details the new changes to D.C.’s birth certificate policy: The Washington measure eliminates requirements for surgery and a court order that, transgender rights attorney Lisa Mottet said, make it too expensive and inaccessible for most transgender people to complete a legal transition.

Marriage equality is slowly becoming just another unremarkable part of our society. Let’s hope being transgender follows the same path towards becoming a non-issue.

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USA, Washington DC: Will The Post Embrace Marriage Equality Under Jeff Bezos’ Ownership?

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Jeff Bezos - AmazonNow that marriage equality supporter and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is buying the Washington Post, will the paper move toward marriage equality? Queerty reports:

Already the speculation is swirling as to whether or how Bezos will change the paper, but the most interesting question is what impact he may have on the Post’s stand on marriage equality. The reason for raising the question: Bezos contributed $2.5 million to last year’s successful ballot measure to bring marriage equality in Washington state. That is far and away the highest-profile political position that Bezos has ever made. For someone of his corporate stature, Bezos is famously low key and his company seemingly uninterested in playing a role in Seattle civic life. The Washington Post has been supportive of marriage equality, but in an incrementalist way. Its editorials support full marriage equality — just not yet. In the best tradition of the mainstream media, the paper stakes out two sides of the issue and comes down in the middle, which isn’t likely to satisfy anyone.

What do you think? Should the Post advocate for marriage equality in a full-throated way?

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USA, Washington DC: Ex-Gay Pride Rally Draws Less Than 10

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Washington DCGuess the ex-gays aren’t so proud after all. Queerty reports:

After planning an ex-gay pride banquet, turning it into “ex-gay month” due to lack of interest, and canceling the entire thing altogether, a number of ex-gay warriors finally got their moment in the spotlight yesterday at the first ever Ex-Gay Pride rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. The sun was shining, the breeze was warm, and smiles were wide as former gays came together to demand “equal rights” from the “heterophobic” extremist LGBT activists and their “anti-pro choice” agenda. The event, previously expected to draw people “by the thousands,” was enjoyed by all seven people in attendance.

Cry me a river.

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USA, Washington DC: City Council Passes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Transgender FlagThe DC City Council just passed a bill to make it easier for transgender and intersex citizens to change their birth certificates to reflect their gender. Edge Boston reports:

The JaParker Deoni Jones Birth Certificate Equality Amendment Act of 2013, named after transgender woman Deoni Jones, who was killed while waiting at a Northeast D.C. bus stop last year, seeks to modernize the District’s laws to make it easier for transgender individuals to request new birth certificates reflecting their correct personal information. The bill was introduced by Councilmember David Catania (I-At large) and shepherded through the Committee on Health and the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety by Council Chairman Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) and Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), respectively.

Another advance for our transgender brothers and sisters. 🙂

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Treasure Trove Jewelers, Washington, DC

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Treasure Trove Jewelers, Washington, DCPeriodically 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 Rings in Washington, DC, USA. Treasure Trove Jewelers is a family owned and operated jewelry store located in downtown Washington DC since 1946. We carry a full line of engagement rings and wedding bands in all metals as well as wedding gifts. We are conveniently located across from the Metro Center Subway. We have not time limit lay-away and take all major credit cards.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Rev. Ed Ingebretsen, Washington, DC

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Rev. Ed Ingebretsen - Washington, DCPeriodically 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 Officiants in Washington, DC, USA. Many years of experience with gay and straight couples, helping organize and plan ceremonies catered to the individuals involved!

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Blue Ridge Rainbow Ceremonies, Washington, DC

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Blue Ridge Rainbow Ceremonies, Washington DCPeriodically 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 Officiants in Washington, DC, USA. As an Ordained Interfaith Minister & Pastoral Counselor, M.A., I am honored to create your unique, personalized wedding/commitment ceremony with your assistance – you are the co-architect! I welcome the opportunity to prepare that special spiritual content for an unforgetable individual ceremony which is your design – your blessing – your platinum creation, celebrating and embracing the love and joining for life is the birth-right of every LGBT couple.

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Washington DC, USA: More Than 100 Attend Rally for Transgender Health Care

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Just a day after the Health and Human Services Department shelved a plan to consider paying for gender reassignment surgery, transgender activists held a rally in DC. The Washington Blade reports:

More than 100 people attended a rally in Columbia Heights on Saturday in support of equal access to health care for transgender people. “We are here today to advocate for trans competent health care providers and for health care for the transgender community,” organizer Bryce Jordan Celotto said.

Nico Quintana, who came out as trans when he was 19, binded his chest for 10 years because his health insurance providers did not cover transition-related care. He received a double mastectomy at an out-patient facility last year after saving more than $7,000, but developed an infection in his chest after the surgery. Quintana was hospitalized three times — and he said the personnel who admitted him to the hospital asked whether he was a man or a woman before they processed him. “No one should have to think about that when they’re dying,” he said.

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