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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: 84 West Events, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

84 West Studios - Fort Lauderdale

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.

84 West Events is a full service event production company, producing unique and high end celebrations and events throughout Florida. We also feature our own unique Venue, A9 Event Space, which is perfect for events up to 100 guests.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Fort Lauderdale

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Ultimate Bridal Beauty, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Ultimate Bridal Beauty - Fort Lauderdale, FloridaPeriodically 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 Hair/Beauty in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Jaye Minton Goldberg is a well known, highly regarded, sought-after bridal beauty consultant specializing in airbrush makeup and hair design for same sex marriage and her company is GLBT friendly. Jaye is South Florida’s premier bridal beauty consultant.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Fort Lauderdale

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Master Musicians Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Master MusiciansPeriodically 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 Entertainment in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Master Musicians Inc. offers award winning musicians for weddings and special events and has been a South Florida favorite since 2004. Whether a romantic violinist, formal string quartet or fun steel drummer our boutique style customer service will guide you in personalizing your once in a lifetime event with music! We are thrilled at Florida’s decision to become the 36th state to legalize gay marriage and cannot wait to be part of your special day!

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Rabbi Jeffrey Kurtz-Lendner, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Rabbi Jeffrey Kurtz-LendnerPeriodically 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 Officiant in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Rabbi Kurtz-Lendner is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and will perform Jewish ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples in accordance with his religious policies for all couples. He is most delighted to welcome all people and recognizes the fundamental humanity of all individuals.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Fort Lauderdale.

Florida Marriage Equality Round-Up – December 6th

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

We’re doing a special edition of the round-up just for Florida marriage equality today – as same sex weddings begin.

Statewide: Attorney General Pam Bondi has conceded defeat, saying “The judge has ruled, and we wish these couples the best.” full story

Statewide: Watermark has a great guide to getting married in Florida. full story

Statewide: Watermark has also posted their own round-up of marriage equality ceremonies and celebrations in the state. full story

Statewide: Matt Baume profiles the guys still trying to stop Florida marriage equality. full story

Statewide: Jeb Bush has clarified his earlier statement on marriage equality: “We live in a democracy, and regardless of our disagreements, we have to respect the rule of law. I hope that we can show respect for the good people on all sides of the gay and lesbian marriage issue – including couples making lifetime commitments to each other who are seeking greater legal protections and those of us who believe marriage is a sacrament and want to safeguard religious liberty.” full story

Statewide: Now that Florida has marriage equality, 70% of Americans live in a marriage equality state. full story

Statewide: The new wikipedia marriage equality map features Florida. full story

Wikipedia Marriage Equality Map

Statewide: So does the Dallas Voice map. full story

Dallas Voice marriage equality map

Broward County: Joe.My.God has video of same sex couples marrying just after midnight in Fort Lauderdale. full story

Escambia County: Hundreds of marriage equality supporters filled Seville Quarter in Pensacola for a party honoring same-sex couples’ right to get married. full story

Hillsborough County: County Clerk of Court Pat Frank may waive the usual three day waiting period to get married. full story

Leon County: Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is inviting same sex couples in counties that have discontinued courthouse weddings to come to his city to get married. full story

Miami/Dade County: A state judge lifted her stay a day early in Miami, so same sex couples began marrying there first yesterday. full story

Miami/Dade County: Plaintiffs Karla Arguello and Cathy Pareto were the first to receive a marriage license in the county. full story

Monroe County: The gay Key West plaintiffs married at midnight. full story

Orange County: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer hosted a mass same sex wedding at 9 AM – video. full story

Orange County: Wedding planners say they expect Orlando to become a marriage equality mecca. full story

Palm Beach County: Marriage equality supporters held a mass same sex wedding in Palm Beach at midnight. full story

No Weddings in Fort Lauderdale This Week

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Florida From SpaceThe ruling in a marriage equality case that might have opened the door to marriage equality in Fort Lauderdale this week has been vacated on a technicality.

Joe.My.God reports:

“It has come to this Court’s attention that the Petitioner, Heather Brassner, has failed to comply with [state law] by failing to notice the Office of the Attorney General of these proceedings by either registered or certified mail,” Broward Circuit Judge Dale Cohen wrote in his order. “Therefore, this Court vacates its prior ruling declaring Article 1, section 27 and Florida Statute 741.212 unconstitutional.” Cohen canceled a hearing set for Wednesday afternoon at the Broward Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale to finalize the dissolution of Brassner’s 2002 Vermont civil union with ex-partner Megan Lade, and wrote that “the Parties may schedule a rehearing” in the case. Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office said Tuesday it had not been in touch with the judge and “will continue to monitor the case,” said spokeswoman Jennifer Meale.

Thirty days after Cohen ruled, Brassner’s attorney, Nancy Brodzki, declared victory and expected Brassner’s divorce to become final on Sept. 10. She and other LGBT activists hoped the ruling would pave the way to gay marriage in Broward. Brodzki said Tuesday she got a call from Cohen’s judicial assistant, after the judge realized the state had not been notified. “The judge being a very thorough judge, obviously was doing all his research prior to tomorrow’s ruling and came across a rule of civil procedure as well as the Florida Statute, and recognized that that rule and statute had not been strictly complied with,” said Brodzki, a Coral Springs divorce lawyer. “He is being scrupulous that he, as the judge, and we, as the petitioners, have dotted every I and crossed every T. He found one and wants to correct it, so that his judgment, when it is entered, is not attacked on procedural grounds.”

Back to square one.

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