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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Just Imagine Weddings, San Diego, California

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Just Imagine Weddings

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.

Since 2007, Gayle Feallock of Just Imagine Weddings has officiated nondenominational wedding ceremonies throughout San Diego County. She tailors her services to your personal beliefs, goals, and traditions. Gayle brings a calm and sacred energy to your ceremony as well as a joyous spontaneity and sense of humor.

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Featured Lesbian Wedding Vendor: Valerie Coleman, Officiant, New York City, New York

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Valerie Coleman, Officiant

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.

If you’re looking at this website then you must be getting married, so let me start by congratulating you and your partner! This is an exciting time in our struggle for equality. I am so proud to be a New Yorker AND a wedding officiant who also happens to be a lesbian!

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Weddings by Aretha, Plainfield, New Jersey

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Weddings By Aretha, Plainfield, New Jersey

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 Plainfield, New Jersey Wedding Officiant – I’m a registered and ordained nondenominational Wedding Officiant here to serve the LGBT community. I wholeheartedly support marriage equality and I am here to guide you through this life-affirming and exciting time!

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Common Ground Ceremonies, New York, New York

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Common Ground Ceremonies, New York City

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 New York City Wedding Officiant – Congratulations!! I am an Interfaith Minister/Singer/Musician. I have been in the wedding business as a Singer/Pianist for over 10 years.

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Scotland: Minister Compares Marriage Equality to Pedophelia

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Scotland Minister and Marriage EqualityA Scottish church minister has caused outrage by comparing homosexuality to paedophilia, polygamy and theft. Speaking on a BBC Radio Scotland ‘Call Kaye’ discussion on Friday, the Reverend James Gracie, a minister of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), said being gay was a “lifestyle choice”.

He said: “If the homosexuals, and these people, want to be treated equally, then what about paedophiles? What about polygamy?”

Another guest, Tom French of the Equality Network, disagreed but Mr Gracie replied: “Even if you were to take that view, there are people who steal, people have tendencies for all sorts of things.”

Full Story from Pink News

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WI: Methodist Minister Suspended for Twenty Days Over Gay Wedding

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

An openly-gay United Methodist minister was suspended from her religious duties for 20 days after elders decided on Thursday that she violated church doctrine by performing a same-sex wedding.

Rev. Amy Delong was also required to write a paper about how she should deal with issues that “create an adversarial spirit” within the church, according Rev. Tom Lambrecht, representing the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church.

“We feel good that it recognizes that there was a violation of church law and that there is a punishment levied,” Lambrecht said of the decision.

Full Story from Reuters

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Victor Oswald, Chicago

Friday, November 26th, 2010

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Victor Oswald, Officiant - Chicago, IllinoisI am a certified celebrant belonging to the Celebrant USA Foundation, as well as a wedding officiant. I both officiate and design personalized weddings, vow renewals, same-gender ceremonies, divorces, and end-of-life and pet tributes for people of all beliefs and values in the greater Chicago area.

Before I did so, I thoughtfully considered why I should become a Celebrant. It is because there are so many reasons to be thankful. So many people have touched my life, and I feel it is time to repay that kindness. Over the past years I have become a more socially conscious citizen, convinced, no matter what our beliefs, that we are all connected and truly “one” with the Universe.

There are only a few occasions in life that are momentous. It will be my pleasure and honor to work with you as we create a personalized commitment or wedding ceremony which will reflect your most sincere wishes and desires.

Together we will unfurl a beautiful memory!

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Australia: Right Wing Minister: Time for Labor to Back Gay Marriage (The Australian)

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Australia Gay MarriageRIGHT-WING Labor minister Mark Arbib has declared his party’s policy against gay marriage must change to allow same-sex couples to marry. Mr Arbib is the first frontbencher to break his silence on the issue.

The NSW factional powerbroker told The Weekend Australian his view was that gay people should have the legal right to marry. And he said all MPs should be given a conscience vote on the controversial issue. Until now, only Labor’s left-wing factional powerbrokers have agitated on the issue.

Senator Arbib has major influence in the Right and his decision to break ranks will have an enormous impact on the debate within the ALP. “If I was the parent of a gay son or daughter I don’t know how I could tell them they didn’t have the same rights as I do,” he said yesterday.

Full Story from The Australian

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Lady Gaga to Become Minister, Perform Gay Weddings

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Lady GagaThe pop star has reportedly nearly completed on-line coursework to become a minister, so she can officiate marriage ceremonies for her gay fans! A source says:

“She has completed virtually all of the coursework. She sees this as a way of repaying the love her fans have shown her. This isn’t a gimmick. She has a very strong belief system and has embraced God since she was a little girl.”

What a truly wonderful gesture! We can’t wait for Reverend Lady GodGa to start marrying off her Little Monsters!

Full Story from Perez Hilton

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