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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Music for the Moment, Morristown, New Jersey

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Music for the Moment - New York/New Jersey Weddings

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Music for the Moment offers wedding entertainment for lesbian and gay weddings in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. We have several different options for live musical wedding entertainment. Want something a little different? We also offer singers and trumpet players – whatever you want to make your wedding perfect.

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USA, New Jersey: Lambertville Mayor Wants to Perform State’s First Same Sex Wedding

Monday, September 30th, 2013

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David DelVecchhio, Mayor of Lambertville, a small town in New Jersey, wants to be the first to perform a same sex wedding in the state.

Towleroad.com reports:

Last year Lambertville Mayor David DelVecchhio was named New Jersey’s Mayor Of The Year. Today he vowed to perform that state’s first same-sex marriage if Governor Chris Christie’s appeal is unsuccessful. DelVecchio, a Democrat, said he will perform the state’s first legal gay marriage ceremony for Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey at midnight three weeks from today, as long as a judge doesn’t grant a stay of the Sept. 27 ruling. A handful of couples has already expressed interest in weddings, he said. Lambertville, across the Delaware River from New Hope, Pennsylvania, has a large gay population.

Maybe he can convince the Mayor of New Hope to do one, too?

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Interfaith Ministry, Plainfield, NJ

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

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David Beverly offers interfaith ministry and wedding services to gay and lesbian couples in the Plainfield, New Jersey area. His services include commitment ceremonies, spiritual counseling, and life coaching, and Interfaith Ministry focuses on the LGBT community.

If you’re looking for a gay friendly, affirming wedding officiant in Plainfield, NJ, give us a call.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: April Beer, Officiant, West Orange, New Jersey

Friday, December 10th, 2010

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April Beer, Wedding Officiant, West Orange, NJThere are a few really important moments in your life, and your wedding day is one of the most significant. You deserve a special ceremony as wonderful and unique as the two of you are. I will work with you to create the perfect ceremony, inspired by you and supported by my own experience.

As your wedding officiant, it’s my mission to help you realize all of your visions and dreams about this day.

I will meet with you and help you determine what’s important to you as a couple, and I’ll then put together a unique ceremony honoring your union. Whatever ceremony you decide to have – civil, interfaith, non-denominational, spiritual, or religious – your wedding day will be remembered by you and your friends and family for the rest of your lives.

I am very active in the gay and lesbian community in New Jersey, and the last year was a great year for civil unions here.

See April’s Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: All Faiths Ceremonies, Edgewater, New Jersey

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

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All Faiths Ceremonies - Edgewater, NJSheila is an ordained, licensed interfaith minister in Edgewater, New Jersey who will work hard to help gay and lesbian couples create the wonderfully unique, perfect, loving wedding you’ve always dreamed about. Your wedding ceremony will be the cornerstone of your marriage together, and it should reflect your special relationship and encompass the friends and family who love and support you. There are so many ways to be creative with your special day. Sheila will support you and help you to fulfill your own personal wedding dreams.

Sheila likes to meet with her clients initially to determine if she is a good match for you and your wedding ceremony. She’s happy to share her life, history, education, gay & lesbian wedding experience, philosophy and whatever else you might be curious about.

Sheila has a warm heart, unlimited creativity, and she cares a great deal about helping the couples she works with to have the most wonderful and magical ceremony they can envision. She brings professionalism and capability to the table, and can help turn any dreams you have into realty, including any spirituality, heritage, or aspect of yourselves you may wish to express through your wedding. She is also very intuitive, and can offer you many useful ideas that may appeal to you.

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Today’s Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Ultimate Caterer – Marlboro, New Jersey

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

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Ultimate Caterer - Marlboro, New JerseyThe Ultimate Caterer. We start by coordinating the perfect location…. whether a traditional Hall, beautiful Mansion, sophisticated Hotel, elegant Yacht or a Garden Party at your home complete with tenting, greenery, tulling & lights. We have more than 200 locations to show you, each one unique in its own way.

Your Catering Specialist will guide you through planning a menu specific to your tastes. House specialties include Chicken Franchese Marsala, Salmon Poached in Chardonnay with Fresh Dill and Chateaubriand in our famous 4 onion demiglace. Your Celebration will include a menu customized just for you, with your favorite selections from our extensive menus.

Special dietary requirements are never a problem, we offer Glatt Kosher Catering, Vegetarian Menus and traditional ethnic menus including Italian, Indian, Persian, Russian, French, Mexican and more. Our Professional Chefs have extensive culinary training and the area’s top culinary schools place their externs with us for training under our Chefs’ supervision.

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NJ: Jewish Paper Backs Down, Will No Longer Publish Same Sex Wedding Announcements

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

A week after publishing a same-sex marriage announcement for the first time in its history, The Jewish Standard said Monday that it will not publish such announcements in the future because it received a “firestorm” of criticism from Orthodox rabbis.

The Teaneck-based paper decided not to publish gay marriage announcements because it is such a divisive issue within the Jewish community and the paper “has always striven to draw the community together, rather than drive its many segments apart,” editor Rebecca Kaplan Boroson wrote in an editorial posted on the Jewish Standard’s website.

But its decision not to publish same-sex announcements unleashed a new barrage of criticism on the paper from within the Jewish and gay communities.

Full Story from NorthJersey.com

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NJ: Supreme Court Rejects Gay Marriage Case on 3-3 Vote

Monday, July 26th, 2010

The New Jersey Supreme Court will not consider whether the state’s civil union law provides equal rights to gay couples before the case is heard in a lower court.

The court announced Monday that it could not consider the merits of the claim by six same-sex couples that New Jersey’s civil union law is unconstitutional, until there is a trial record.

Gay couples unsuccessfully sued New Jersey four years ago for the right to marry. They claimed that by creating civil unions, the state did not fulfill a court order to treat them the same as heterosexual couples seeking to marry.

Full Story from the NY Times

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NJ: School Board Bans Gay Book

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

A New Jersey school board voted to ban a gay-themed book from a high school library following a complaint from a local chapter of Glenn Beck’s 9.12 Project, a conservative group that asks visitors to its website to “Help us restore America.”

The school in question is in Mount Holly, a town located in Burlington County, New Jersey, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer on May 5. The article said that 18 9.12 members attended a March 18 meeting and demanded that three books be taken out of the high school’s library.

All three dealt with issues of human sexuality, specifically gay themes. The article identified the three targeted books, listing one as Amy Sonnie’s 2000 book Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology, which is now out of print.

Full Story from Edge Boston

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NJ: Garden State Equality Files Brief With State Supreme Court

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Today, Garden State Equality, along with five children’s and family organizations, filed an amicus brief with the New Jersey Supreme Court. The brief contends that denying marriage to same-sex couples inflicts psychological harm on children being raised by same-sex couples as well as on gay and lesbian youth. The brief was filed in support of the motion filed by Lambda Legal in March asking the New Jersey Supreme Court to grant same-sex couples the right to marry.

NJ’s unequal marriage law hurts children of same-sex couples, as well as gay and lesbian youth

The brief says that testimony collected by New Jersey’s Senate Judiciary Committee, New Jersey’s Civil Union Review Commission, and social science literature support the claim that New Jersey’s separate and unequal civil union law is harming New Jersey’s children by denying same-sex parents the right to marry. The brief also argues that lesbian and gay youth are harmed by New Jersey’s discriminatory marriage law by sending the message that they are not equal to their straight peers and that their relationships can never be granted the legal status that opposite-sex couples can obtain.

Full Story from Examiner.com

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