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Wisconsin Marriage Equality Stay Sought; Couples Begin to Marry

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Wisconsin MapAfter a Federal Judge overturned the Wisconsin marriage equality ban yesterday, Attorney General J B Van Hollen sought a stay and vowed to appeal.

Pink News reports:

The Attorney General in the US state of Wisconsin has asked for an emergency stay to be put in place to stop gay and lesbian couples from marrying in the state. Attorney General J B Van Hollen requested an emergency stay… Van Hollen vowed to file emergency motions in order to have Friday’s ruling put on hold. “While today’s decision is a setback, we’ll continue to defend the constitutionality of our traditional marriage laws and the constitutional amendment, which was overwhelmingly approved by voters,” Van Hollen said. “I will appeal.”

Meanwhile, dozens of couples were married in Minneapolis.

Towleroad.com reports:

More than 120 marriage licenses were issued and dozens of couples married last night by Milwaukee and Dane County officials after U.S. District Judge Barbara crabb struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage, the Journal Sentinel reports: By the end of Friday night, Milwaukee County had issued about 68 marriage licenses. All of the couples who obtained them were immediately married in or just outside the courthouse. The weddings were to continue at the Milwaukee County Courthouse from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday. Also, the register of deeds office was to be open to provide certified birth certificates, which are necessary to obtain a marriage license. In addition, the clerk of courts office will be open for those who need copies of divorce papers to obtain a license… An official at the Dane County courthouse said it issued 61 marriage licenses Friday. The courthouse will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Anyone wanna make a wager on how long it will be before a stay is granted?

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Scranton Seahorse Inn, Madison, Connecticut

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Scranton Seahorse - Madison, ConnecticutPeriodically 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.

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Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–USA, CA, Culver City: 08/07-08/28, Love Conquers All: Art for Equality, Thinkspace.
–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 08/19, Voter Canvass Training, The Village, 6:30-9:30 PM.
–USA, CA, San Diego: 08/19, Rally for Marriage Equality, Clerk’s Office, 12-6:30 PM.
–USA, CA, San Francisco: 08/19, One Struggle One Fight Meeting, 209 Golden Gate Ave, 7 PM.
–USA, CA, San Francisco: 08/19, Women, Wine & Chocolate Mixer – EQCA, Catherine Clark Gallery, 6-7:30 PM.
–USA, CA, San Francisco: 08/20, Guerrilla screening of 8: The Mormon Proposition, Above B of A, 18th/Castro, 7-9 PM.
–USA, IA, Cedar Rapids: 08/19, Phonebanking for Volunteers, One Iowa Office, 6-9 PM.
–USA, IA, Des Moines: 08/19, Phonebanking w/One Iowa, One Iowa Office, 6-9 PM.
–USA, IA, Des Moines: 08/20, One Iowa Fundraiser, Blazing Saddles, 8 PM.
–USA, MA, Boston: 08/19, Phone Bank for Equality, 262 Washington St, 5-9 PM.
–USA, WI, Madison: 08/19, Mass Commitment Ceremony, State Capitol Rotunda, 5 PM.

WI: NOM Tour Draws Largest Crowd Yet – 54 People

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) saw its largest crowd yet Tuesday in Madison, Wisconsin, but counter demonstrators continued to outnumber NOM supporters. In its tenth stop, officials behind NOM’s Summer for Marriage Tour 2010 walled off hundreds of demonstrators from their rally. One head count put NOM supporters at about 54 and counter protesters at 466.

This after NOM supporters were outnumbered Monday in Indianapolis, Indiana 3 to 1. Other stops have been equally sparse, some with as few as 20 supporters.

The mood turned somber in Indianapolis when a sign calling for violence against gay men and lesbians was spotted in the crowd.

Full Story from On Top Magazine

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Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–USA, CA, West Hollywood: 07/27, Love Honor Cherish Meeting, Nat’l Council for Jewish Women, 7:30 PM.
–USA, DC, Washington: 07/27, Gay & Lesbian Activists Alliance Meeting, Sumner School Museum, 7 PM.
–USA, MN, Minneapolis: 07/27, Signmaking for Counterprotests, OutFront MN Office, 5:30-8:30 PM.
–USA, MN, Saint Paul: 07/28, NOM Anti Gay Marriage Tour, Minnesota State Capitol, 12-1 PM.
–USA, MN, Saint Paul: 07/28, Counterprotest NOM Bus Tour w/OutFront, Capitol Rotunda, 12-12:30 PM.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 07/27, Civil Rights Front Rochester, Equal Grounds, 7 PM.
–USA, RI, Providence: 07/27, Providence Equality Action Committee Meeting, Bell St. Chapel, 7-8:30 PM.
–USA, WI, Madison: 07/27, NOM Anti Gay Marriage Tour, State House, 12-1 PM.
–USA, WI, Madison: 07/27, Counterprotest NOM’s Tour, Campus Mall, 11 AM.
–USA, WI, Madison: 07/27, Counterprotest NOM’s Tour, TBD, 12-1 PM.

Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow (Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–USA, DC, Washington: 07/27, Gay & Lesbian Activists Alliance Meeting, Sumner School Museum, 7 PM.
–USA, IN, Indianapolis: 07/26, NOM Anti Gay Marriage Tour, State House, East Steps, 12-1 PM.
–USA, IN, Indianapolis: 07/26, Counterprotest NOM’s Tour, St. Luke’s UMC, 12-1 PM.
–USA, MN, Minneapolis: 07/27, Signmaking for Counterprotests, OutFront MN Office, 5:30-8:30 PM.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 07/27, Civil Rights Front Rochester, Equal Grounds, 7 PM.
–USA, WI, Madison: 07/27, NOM Anti Gay Marriage Tour, State House, 12-1 PM.
–USA, WI, Madison: 07/27, Counterprotest NOM’s Tour, Campus Mall, 11 AM.
–USA, WI, Madison: 07/27, Counterprotest NOM’s Tour, TBD, 12-1 PM.