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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Art Works, Richmond, Virginia

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Art Works, Richmond, Virginia

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 something different? Art Works is the perfect venue to take your wedding beyond the ordinary. Art Works is a full-time art gallery with working artist studios located in the hip Manchester district of downtown Richmond. Our unique facility offers an atmosphere of class, beauty, and fun for your reception without a lot of effort! We have three elegant event halls accommodating 30 to 300 people.

See the Art Works Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

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USA, Virginia: Hearing Today in Marriage Equality Case

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

VirginiaThere’s a hearing planned for this morning in Virginia’s marriage equality case.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:

Lawyers for the two Shenandoah Valley couples who filed the lawsuit are asking a federal judge to certify the case as a class action representing all same-sex couples in the state. Judge Michael Urbanski will hear arguments this morning. The judge also will consider whether to dismiss Gov. Bob McDonnell and Staunton Circuit Court Clerk Thomas E. Roberts as defendants. The other defendant is Janet Rainey, the state registrar of vital records.

The case itself will be heard in January.

In related news, the city of Richmond, Virginia, just passed an ordinance supporting marriage equality.

The Times-Dispatch reports:

The impassioned debate over gay marriage burst into Richmond City Hall on Monday night as the City Council voted to approve an ordinance granting spousal benefits to gay employees — if Virginia law eventually allows it. After several speakers warned of the wrath of God if the council approved the ordinance, five council members voted in favor of it, three opposed it and one abstained. Councilman Chris A. Hilbert, 3rd District, noted the mention of final judgment in defending his vote in support of the ordinance. “I’m very assured that when I’m standing there that my vote tonight won’t be something that I am ashamed of,” Hilbert said. “It will be something where we are expanding compassion to our fellow human beings.”

Progress in Virginia!

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