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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Carolyn Burke – Wedding Officiant, St. Louis, Missouri

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Carolyn Burke - Wedding 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.

Carolyn Burke is a St. Louis area wedding coordinator and officiant – she would love to work with you to arrange an event that you and your guests will never forget. Carolyn is available in both St. Louis, Missouri, and in Metro East Illinois. Effective November 2014 – Same sex marriage is legal in St Louis City and St Louis County. You can apply for a license and use it anywhere in the state.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: St. Louis Big Band, St. Louis, Missouri

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

St. Louis Big Band

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.

With a retro mix of hot jazz, swing, and rock-n-roll the St. Louis Big Band features Joe Scalzitti as a young Sinatra and is home to the exclusive Gatsby wedding package. Traveling nationwide & offering a 9-18 piece configuration The St. Louis Big Band fills the dance floors for the nation’s most discerning clients. Whether your event will be traditional, east-coast or a unique style of your own The St. Louis Big Band has the experience to bring your vision to life

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Ruth Ellen Hasser, St. Louis, Missouri

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Ruth Ellen Hasser

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.

As a Celebrant, I create beautiful and customized ceremonies with couples who want their wedding to be a reflection of their love, their beliefs, their hopes and their dreams for a life together. Long or short, formal or informal, civil or spiritual, interfaith or non-religious, I will work with you to create a unique and personalized ceremony at your location of choice, and I will officiate at your wedding with professionalism, warmth, and joy!

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Judge Opens Door for Marriage Equality in St. Louis, State Appeals

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

St. Louis Arch - MissouriA state judge yesterday ruled that the ban on marriage equality was illegal, opening the door for same-sex couples to start marrying immediately in St. Louis.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison said in a written ruling that Missouri’s measure recognizing marriage only between a man and woman violates the due process and equal protection rights of the U.S. Constitution. The decision — which applies only in the city of St. Louis where Burlison has jurisdiction — mirrored ones handed down recently in several other states.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster immediately appealed the ruling to the state Supreme Court, saying the constitutional challenge “must be presented to and resolved” at that level. But he said that his office wouldn’t seek a stay of the order, noting that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to grant stays after same-sex marriage decisions in Idaho and Alaska. Koster previously chose not to appeal a ruling requiring Missouri to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

Couples rushed to take advantage of the opportunity. Towleroad.com reports:

Following St. Louis, Missouri Circuit Judge Rex Burlison’s ruling today that officials in that city can issue marriage licenses to gay couples, same-sex couples turned up at city hall to say “I do.”… Check out some incredible images of marriage equality arriving in St. Louis, courtesy of CBS reporter Michael Calhoun’s incredible Twitter feed.

Happy day in St. Louis!!!

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St. Louis Marriage Equality – Four Marriage Licenses Issued to Same Sex Couples

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

St. Louis Weddings!

St. Louis marriage equality is breaking out… the city issued marriage licenses to four same sex couples yesterday!

LGBTQ Nation reports:

St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay announced Thursday that marriage licenses were issued to four same-sex couples by St. Louis Recorder of Deeds Sharon Carpenter on Wednesday evening, coinciding with the one year anniversary of the Defense of Marriage Act being struck down. The four couples were then married at City Hall as St. Louis mounts a direct challenge to the state’s same-sex marriage ban. “St. Louis is a city that doesn’t tolerate discrimination,” said Slay, standing beside the couples. “We are sending a message on what’s right, and I can’t think of anything more right than this.”

We’re seeing more and more clerks and mayors taking marriage equality into their own hands – that’s what set off the fight in New Mexico that ultimately brought marriage equality to the state. I don’t see how the Supreme Court holds off deciding this thing nationwide much longer…

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Carolyn Burke – Wedding Liaison, St. Louis

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

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.

Carolyn Burke - Wedding Liaison - St. LouisCarolyn Burke is a St. Louis area wedding planner and celebrant – she would love to work with you to arrange an event that you and your guests will never forget.

Carolyn is available in both St. Louis, Missouri, and in Metro East Illinois.

If you’re planning a civil union in Illinois, here are a few things you should know. The Illinois civil unions law says that any two people who are 18 or older can be joined, including straight couples. Under these civil unions. same-sex couples get access to state-created rights, including tax relief, medical decision-making power in an emergency, connections to domestic relations laws and procedure, state spousal perks including workers’ compensation, estate rights and benefits, spousal testimonial advantages, and the right to control the disposal of remains after death.

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