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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Ludwig Photo & Video, Cincinnati, Ohio

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Ludwig Photos

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.

Around 1980 I was just starting my photography career when my cousin, who is gay, ask me to photograph a commitment ceremony. I was raised to be very accepting of people so I happily said yes. I borrowed some camera equipment from the photo studio I worked for so I could get some great images. When the photos came back through the studio I almost lost my job because my boss said I shouldn’t have used his cameras for such an event. It was difficult for me to understand why he was upset.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Clair Pruett Photo and Video, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Clair Pruett Photo and Video

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.

We are an 83 year old 3rd generation family owned studio that service Philadelphia and Suburban areas, as well as Delaware and South Jersey areas. We specialize in Photography and Video services., Award winning, Clair Pruett Studios is the area’s leader in the wedding and social event industry specializing in wedding and event photography and video.

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Rhode Island, USA: Final House Vote on Marriage Equality Due Thursday

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

you tube bigAfter the Rhode Island Senate made some minor changes to the marriage equality bill last week, the House will take the bill up for a final vote on Thursday, sending it to the governor for his signature. Boston.com reports:

House members voted overwhelmingly in January to approve the bill and now must vote again only to sign off on small changes made by the Senate, which passed the legislation 26-12 last week. “We’ll have that bill on the House floor on Thursday and then we’ll make history,” said House Speaker Gordon Fox, D-Providence. Fox is gay and helped push the legislation through his chamber. Asked whether anything could derail the bill at this point, he smiled, saying, “I think it’s a pretty good outlook.”

Once the bill is signed into law, it will take effect on August 1, and civil unions will no longer be available in the state.

Over at On Top Magazine, they have a series of nine videos that document Rhode Island’s journey to marriage equality:

A series of 9 videos produced by the Providence Journal documents Rhode Island’s long journey to becoming the 10th state to legalize gay marriage. Passage of a marriage equality bill cleared the Rhode Island Senate on Wednesday, three months after clearing the House. Gay and lesbian couples might get the right to marry as early as August 1.

The video below looks at the civil unions compromise of 2010. For all the videos, click here.

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Rhode Island, USA: Marriage Equality Group Releases Online Ads

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

you tube bigAs the battle for marriage equality heats up in the Rhode Island Senate, a local gay marriage advocacy group has released two online ads. The Providence Journal reports:

Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, a local group advocating for legislation to granting same-sex couples the right to marry, released two new online advertisements Monday. One focuses on the story of a local couple, Martha Holt Castle and Patty Castle, who were married in Massachusetts recently and have a son, Tobin.

We are still waiting for a promised Senate vote sometime this month.

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Eight Great Marriage Equality Videos From 2012

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

It’s been a banner year for the LGBT community. Check out these eight videos that helped push equality forward in 2012.

–Republican State Representative Maureen Walsh discusses her love for her daughter and the importance of marriage equality in her home state of Washington.

–Shane Bitney-Crone shares the heartbreaking loss of his partner, Tom, and the harms of marriage discrimination.

Authored By Seth Adams – See the Full Story at SDGLN

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The Ten Best Marriage Equality Videos Worldwide

Friday, August 10th, 2012

1) With the release of the viral “It’s Time” marriage-equality PSA rending hearts across Australia and the world, we thought it might be time to collect some of the world’s best pro-gay-marriage videos. If these moving pieces doesn’t convince your friends to support marriage equality, we don’t know what to do for them.

2) Canada has legalized gay marriage for over five years now, and this adorable love story between an Ontario mountie and a Quebecois officer celebrates that. Note the ad wasn’t actually sanctioned by the Canadian government. It’s something of a joke placed between shows on Canadian television chronicling notable bits of Canuck history.

3) *This is a MUST see!* This touching piece shows the heart-wrenching effects of not allowing non-biological children to visit their LGBT mothers or fathers in the hospital.

See the Full Story at the Democratic Underground

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NC, USA: New Pro and Anti Amendment One Ads

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Big old Bible shot. Talks about “redefining marriage” when the Amendment does no such thing, gratuitous use of black families. “Protecting marriage” — every cliche imaginable. Vote for Marriage NC really doesn’t make the case for this amendment for those outside of the base of people who would have voted for it anyway.

And I have a video that is a perfect juxtaposition to the above nonsense. Filmmaker Eric Preston put together a fantastic response to the bible-based bigotry arguments, ahem, LIES about Amendment One that are being tossed about. Point-by-point, using an unbelievable sermon by a local pastor, Preston deconstructs the garbage:

Full Story from Pam’s House Blend

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Queerty’s Top 8 Marriage Equality Videos

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

With the release of the viral “It’s Time” marriage-equality PSA rending hearts across Australia and the world, we thought it might be time to collect some of the world’s best pro-gay-marriage videos. If these moving pieces doesn’t convince your friends to support marriage equality, we don’t know what to do for them.

Full Story from Queerty

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NY: HRC Releases Final Video for Marriage Equality Effort

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

HRC released its 51st and final video featuring iconic and everyday New Yorkers for marriage equality. The video tells the story of what this campaign is, has been, and continues to be all about — using a montage of actors, sports figures, politicians, and everyday people who have appeared previously in the group’s video campaign.

“This has been an incredible campaign. We are in the home stretch. We are grateful to all New Yorkers who lent their voices to the fight for equality,” said HRC Senior New York Strategist, Brian Ellner. “Their efforts and participation helped people realize that support for marriage equality is about basic fairness for all New Yorkers.”

Featured in the videos: WWII Veteran Edward Hinz, Uma Thurman, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Tisch, Harold Ford, Jr., Michael Strahan, Ben & Jerry, Broadway Actors, Vanessa Williams, Anna Wintour, Larry King, Sean Avery, Julianna Margulies, Bill T. Jones, Sam Waterston, Christopher Meloni, Mario Batali, David Chang, Tom Colicchio, Lucy Liu, Bill Bratton and Rikki Klieman, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Former New York City Mayors Ed Koch and David Dinkins, Russell Simmons, Mark and Sunrise Ruffalo, John Slattery, Joan Rivers, Barbara Bush, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, Fran Drescher, Moby, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Julianne Moore and Kenneth Cole.

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NOH8 Launches “I Am Human” Video Campaign

Friday, June 18th, 2010

This week saw the closing arguments in the federal trial over California’s Proposition 8 being delivered. One of the results of California’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was the creation of The NOH8 Campaign, a photographic project started by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley who wanted to protest the same-sex marriage ban and at the same time allow people to show their support for gay rights.

Notable subjects that have been photographed for the NOH8 campaign include Cindy McCain and Meghan McCain, wife and daughter of Senator John McCain, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal campaigner Lt. Dan Choi and recently Glee star Jane Lynch.

Now, NOH8 has launched a new PSA called “I Am Human” in which subjects of varying ethnicities, national origins, faiths, shapes and sexualities have come together to encourage people to look beyond the differences that separates us and, like in other NOH8 campaigns, emphasize the importance of starting a dialog and being visible in advocating for equal rights.

Full Story from Care2

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