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Mendocino Magic - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Laytonville, CA, USA

Mendocino Magic
3000 Branscomb Rd, Laytonville, CA, 95454, USA

Phone: 1 415 407-4418
Fax: 1 415 435-9323
Contact: Stacy Holland

Serving: SF, No Bay
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Gay Wedding Event Location in Laytonville, CA, USA. Unplug! Enjoy your guests and your special time on our totally private 600 acre site. We offer accommodations for 24 in several residences and unlimited camping for your other guests. Feel a million miles away 3 hrs. from the GG Bridge. Very affordable packages. We have one of the largest private reservoirs in the region. Swim, run, kayak, nap ... without a neighbor in site. Music til dawn on our 50' X 60' stage.
USA, CA, Laytonville - Gay Friendly

Stanford Inn - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Mendocino, CA, USA

Stanford Inn
44850 Comptche Ukiah Road, Mendocino, CA, 95460, USA

Phone: 1 707 937-5615
Toll Free: 1 800 331-8884
Fax: 1 707 937-0305
Contact: Jeff Stanford

Serving: Mendocino Coast
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Gay Wedding Event Location in Mendocino, CA, USA. Mendocino's romantic vegan resort set in organic gardens overlooking the Pacific. The Stanford Inn is the site of one of rural California's first same-sex marriages in June, 2008. Accommodations include wood burning fireplaces telephones, HDTVs, and complimentary WiFi. Guests enjoy complimentary gourmet breakfasts cooked to order; canoeing, mountain biking; a complete wellness center and the award winning Ravens Restaurant for vegan dining and a full bar with organic spirits and wines.
USA, CA, Mendocino - Gay Friendly

Elope Mendocino - Gay FriendlyPlanners in Fort Bragg, CA, USA

Elope Mendocino
17235 Franklin Rd., Fort Bragg, CA, 95437, USA

Phone: 1 707 962-9125
Contact: Vanna Freeberg

Serving: Mendocino North Coast
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Gay Wedding Planners in Mendocino, CA, USA. Forget Paris, come to Mendocino where our mission is to provide the intimate ceremony you have always dreamed of. From finding the perfect location to ensuring your cake, flowers & lodging are truly the creme de la creme the coast has to offer. My place is to ensure your ceremony is joyous, memorable, stress free, affordable, and guaranteed to be infused with Mendocino elegance.
USA, CA, Mendocino - Gay Friendly

As a gay couple together since 1992, we believe that marriage and all the responsibilities and benefits that come with it should be available to committed gay and lesbian couples everywhere. So we created Purple Unions, a place where gay and lesbian couples can find gay friendly wedding vendors to help them plan their perfect wedding day.

California passed a domestic partnership bill in 1999, and expanded it in 2001 and 2003. In 2000, Proposition 22, a legal ban on gay marriage, passed. In 2004, San Francisco welcomed gay and lesbian couples, and 4,000+ couples married, but the CA Supreme Court shut down the weddings. In June 2008, the State Supreme Court brought marriage equality California. Thousands married, but then Prop 8 passed in November. A lawsuit ultimately reached the US Supreme Court, and in June 2013 Prop 8 was repealed.

Gay and lesbian couples can also adopt in California.

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Gay Marriage Laws in California's North Coast

Relationship Recognition: Full Marriage Equality
Out of State Recognition: Yes
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California Conversion Therapy Ban Survives Challenge

Jul 1st, 2014

The California conversion therapy ban survived a legal challenge as the US Supreme Court refused to take on the case. LGBTQ Nation reports:

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for enforcement of a first-of-its-kind California law that bars psychological counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight. The justices turned aside a legal challenge brought by supporters of so-called... read_more

The Case Against 8 Premieres Tonight

Jun 23rd, 2014

HBO's documentary "The Case Against 8" premiers tonight on HBO. The documentary covers the legal fight against Prop 8, and some have accused the documentary of being too one-sided. HBO's been on a bit of a gay tear lately, withBehind the Candelabra, The Normal Heart, and now this show. Here's the trailer:

... read_more

USA, California: The Case Against 8 Trailer Released

May 2nd, 2014

The new trailer for the Case Against 8 has been released. Dot 429 reports: "The Case Against 8" takes an inside look at the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that overturned Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. Five years in the making, with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the powerhouse legal team of Ted Olson and David Boies, who previously faced... read_more

Prop 8 Defense Lawyer Evolving on Marriage Equality

Apr 17th, 2014

The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman. Attorney Charles Cooper says his view of same-sex marriage is evolving after having argued in court that gay... read_more

Silicon Valley's Prop 8 Donations By Company

Apr 5th, 2014

In the wake of Mozilla CEO Brandon Eich's departure, gay uber statistician Nate Silver breaks down how Silicon Valley donated its money in the Prop 8 initiative race. Joe.My.God reports:

The list includes Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Cisco Systems, Apple, Google, Sun Microsystems, eBay, Oracle, Yahoo, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Symantec. I limited the search to donors who listed California as... read_more

USA: Ninth Circuit May Re-Hear Gay Juror Case

Mar 28th, 2014

OK, so it sounds a little boring, but this is important - apparently at least one judge in the Ninth Circuit wants a re-hearing on the "gay juror" case. Equality in Trial explains:

The Ninth Circuit is asking all the parties in SmithKline Beecham v. Abbott Laboratories to file briefs telling the court whether it should rehear the case en banc,... read_more

USA, California: Anti Gay Group Goes to Court to Revive Anti Transgender Initiative

Mar 26th, 2014

An anti gay group is going to court to challenge the state's count of signatures for an initiative to repeal the bill that offers protections to transgender kids in schools. LGBTQ Nation reports:

The Pacific Justice Institute, a Christian legal group, announced Tuesday that it has filed papers in Sacramento Superior Court seeking a court order that would compel Secretary... read_more

USA, California: Opponents of Transgender Kids Law Not Giving Up

Mar 17th, 2014

Opponents of the new law to protect transgender kids in California are still trying to find a way to quality for the ballot. SDGLN reports:

Opponents of a new law that allows transgender students a choice of which restroom and locker room to use are scouring thousands of signatures that were tossed out in San Diego County and elsewhere, hoping... read_more

USA, California: Effort to Repeal Transgender Kids Law Failing So Far

Feb 20th, 2014

This just in from Equality California: -------- All kids should have the opportunity to do well in school and graduate. It's that simple, really. We promised to keep you updated on the status of a referendum attempt to overturn the School Success and Opportunity Act, or AB 1266, the law that came into effect on January 1 and ensures all kids can go... read_more

USA, California: Seventh Grader Makes Adordable Stop-Motion Marriage Equality Video

Feb 12th, 2014

A seventh grader in Los Angeles made this adorable animation video about marriage equality. Towleroad.com reports:

Scarlett Dennis, a 7th grader from Los Angeles, has created an artistic statement in support of same-sex marriage that demands to be seen. HuffPost reported on the young artist, whose minute-long stop-motion animated film, "The Story of Larry and Gerald," is a poignant and... read_more

USA, California: Ex-Gay Ban Appealed to Supreme Court

Feb 5th, 2014

California's ex-gay therapy ban will remain on hold as opponents file an appeal to the US Supreme Court. Joe.My.God reports:

Last week the Ninth Circuit Court refused to consider the Liberty Counsel's en banc appeal to overturn California's ban on the "ex-gay" torture of LGBT youth. But the Ninth has now delayed the implementation of the ban while the Liberty... read_more

USA, California: Ninth Circuit Again Upholds Ex Gay Therapy Ban

Jan 30th, 2014

The full ninth circuit has upheld the legality of a ban on "conversion therapy" for minors that a 3 judge panel previously upheld. The BAR reports:

California's ban on gay conversion therapy for minors will remain in place after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday (January 29) denied a rehearing by the full court. A three-judge panel of... read_more

USA, Utah: Prop 8 Documentary Wins Prize at Sundance

Jan 26th, 2014

Great news out of Utah (what is it with Utah and marriage equality news these days?). Joe.My.God reports:

Yesterday The Case Against 8 won the Best Documentary Direction prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The Case Against 8 / U.S.A. (Directors: Ben Cotner, Ryan White) -- A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. Shot... read_more

USA, California: Caterer Who Discriminated Against Gay Couple Could Escape Consequences

Jan 9th, 2014

A California caterer who refuse to serve a gay couple for their wedding might be small enough to avoid any consequences. On Top Magazine reports:

A California catering business that refused to serve a gay couple might be small enough to avoid the state's anti-discrimination laws... Zimmerman's catering company, Janet Zimmerman Catering, operates mainly on Facebook, possibly making her outfit... read_more

USA, California: Effort to Repeal Transgender Kids Law Survives First Count

Jan 9th, 2014

Although an initial count of signatures revealed the effort to repeal California's new law that protects transgender kids in schools didn't have enough signatures to qualify, it did eke out enough for full recount. The Advocate reports:

Since the deadline for turning in signatures this past November, the office of California’s secretary of state has been performing a spot-check to... read_more

USA, California: Christian Caterer Refuses to Serve Gay Couple

Jan 8th, 2014

A same-sex couple got a rude surprise when they tried to book the services of a California caterer for their wedding. The Advocate reports:

On November 26, Kama Kaina contacted Janet Zimmerman Catering with a request to cater his wedding to his longtime partner, Mathew Rivera. Zimmerman, who had been recommended by the couple's planned venue in Big Bear, Calif.,... read_more

Prop 8 Ruling Could Be Just Days Away

Jun 10th, 2013

We're counting down the days to a Supreme Court ruling on Prop 8. Marriage may go to voters in Ohio, but there's some dispute over timing. New polls show ongoing progress in California and across the nation. And New Mexico's Attorney General addresses the challenges to the state's marriage ban. Authored By Matt Baume - See the Full Story... read_more

California: Governor Brown Signs Bill Protecting Churches' Religious Rights on Marriage Equality

Oct 1st, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 1140 (Religious Freedom in Marriage Solemnization), authored by Sen. Mark Leno and co-sponsored by Equality California and California Council of Churches IMPACT. The new law, which will go into effect Jan. 1, 2013, reaffirms the freedom of clergy to make faith-based decisions regarding which marriages they solemnize and clarifies that those decisions have... read_more

Love Honor Cherish Begins Gathering Signatures to Repeal Prop 8

Jan 18th, 2012

As the fight to repeal Proposition 8 on the November ballot begins, Love Honor Cherish has partnered with the NOH8 Campaign to create a public education campaign telling voters why marriage equality is important. The partnership will launch at a party being organized by nonprofit group "Reason to Party" in San Francisco this Sunday, Jan. 22. Love Honor Cherish was formed in... read_more

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