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Gay Friendly Big Island, Hawaii Wedding Vendors

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Horizon Guest House - Gay OwnedEvent Location in Honaunau, HI, USA

Horizon Guest House
POB 268, Honaunau, Big Island, HI, 96726, USA

Phone: 1 808 328-2540
Toll Free: 1 888 328-8301
Contact: Clemens Classen

Serving: Big Island
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Kona, Big Island, HI, USA. One of the most spectacular settings in Hawaii. 20 mile Pacific Coast views surrounded by pastures and forest.
USA, HI, Kona, Big Island - Gay Owned

Caryl's Ohana - Gay FriendlyHoneymoon Lodging in Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

Caryl's Ohana
73-1014 Ahulani St, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740, USA

Phone: 1 808 938-8165
Contact: Caryl Burns

Serving: Kona Big Island
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Honeymoon Lodging in Kailua-Kona, Big Island, HI, USA. Celebrate your honeymoon or anniversary at Caryl's Ohana, and enjoy aloha of Hawaii at our large, tropically furnished hideaway at 900' elevation in a quiet neighborhood. A short drive to everything, but a world apart. Relax in the spacious, restful bedroom-sitting room. prepare meals and snacks in our fully stocked, well-equipped kitchen. And dine at the glass-top tables inside or out in the garden.
USA, HI, Kailua-Kona, Big Island - Gay Friendly

Holualoa Inn - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Holualoa, HI, USA

Holualoa Inn
76-5932 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, HI, 96725, USA

Phone: 1 808 324-1121
Toll Free: 1 800 392-1812
Fax: 1 808 322-2472
Contact: Cassandra Hazen

Serving: Kona
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Holualoa, HI, USA. A 6-room Polynesian-inspired boutique B&B that sleeps 14 guests and sits on a 30-acre estate of Kona coffee trees, fruit orchards, tropical flower and vegetable gardens. Fifteen minutes by car from Kona International Airport, intimate elopement and wedding options available with an open-air pavilion, Malulani. The expansive lawn fronting the Malulani Pavilion has sweeping coastal views and stunning sunsets. A romantic cottage is nestled a short walk away from Malulani Pavilion.
USA, HI, Holualoa - Gay Friendly

Kona Beach House - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

Kona Beach House
Kailua-Kona, Big Island, HI, 96740, USA

Phone: 1 510 547-0447
Toll Free: 1 800 400-5662
Fax: 1 808 735-4311
Contact: Valerie Ossipoff

Serving: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Kailua-Kona, Big Island, HI, USA. Two beautiful beach-front homes in Kona that have all the perfect ambiance for your special wedding, honeymoon or other special event. Renting either or both is an option. Private, spectacular location sited on more than an acre of grounds landscaped with native and endemic Hawaiian plants. We would love to work with you to make your stay at our home a memory you will cherish forever. Please review our website.,
USA, HI, Kailua-Kona, Big Island - Gay Friendly

Horizon Guest House - Gay OwnedEvent Location in Honaunau, HI, USA

Horizon Guest House
POB 268, Honaunau, Big Island, HI, 96726, USA

Phone: 1 808 328-2540
Toll Free: 1 888 328-8301
Contact: Clemens Classen

Serving: Big Island
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Kona, Big Island, HI, USA. One of the most spectacular settings in Hawaii. 20 mile Pacific Coast views surrounded by pastures and forest.
USA, HI, Kona, Big Island - Gay Owned

Kona Sweets - Gay FriendlyFood & Beverage in Kealakekua, HI, USA

Kona Sweets
PO Box 1718, Kealakekua, HI, 96750, USA

Phone: 1 808 895-8139
Contact: Janel Panek

Serving: Kona, Big Island
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Food & Beverage in Captain Cook, HI, USA. Kona Sweets provides beautiful & delicious handcrafted cakes using quality ingredients for events serving up to 100 guests.
USA, HI, Captain Cook - Gay Friendly

Caryl's Ohana - Gay FriendlyHoneymoon Lodging in Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

Caryl's Ohana
73-1014 Ahulani St, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740, USA

Phone: 1 808 938-8165
Contact: Caryl Burns

Serving: Kona Big Island
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Honeymoon Lodging in Kailua-Kona, Big Island, HI, USA. Celebrate your honeymoon or anniversary at Caryl's Ohana, and enjoy aloha of Hawaii at our large, tropically furnished hideaway at 900' elevation in a quiet neighborhood. A short drive to everything, but a world apart. Relax in the spacious, restful bedroom-sitting room. prepare meals and snacks in our fully stocked, well-equipped kitchen. And dine at the glass-top tables inside or out in the garden.
USA, HI, Kailua-Kona, Big Island - Gay Friendly

Horizon Guest House - Gay OwnedHoneymoon Lodging in Honaunau, HI, USA

Horizon Guest House
POB 268, Honaunau, Big Island, HI, 96726, USA

Phone: 1 808 328-2540
Toll Free: 1 888 328-8301
Fax: 1 808 328-8707
Contact: Clemens Classen

Serving: Kona
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Honeymoon Lodging in Kona, Big Island, HI, USA. One of the most spectacular settings in Hawaii. 20 mile Pacific Coast views surrounded by pastures and forest.
USA, HI, Kona, Big Island - Gay Owned

Bali Cottage at Kehena Beach - Gay FriendlyHoneymoon Lodging in Pahoa, HI, USA

Bali Cottage at Kehena Beach
12-7198 Kalapana Kapoho rd., Pahoa, Big Island, HI, 96778, USA

Phone: 1 808 965-2361
Contact: Iliahi

Serving: Puna Dist, Big Island, Hawaii
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Honeymoon Lodging in Pahoa, Big Island, HI, USA. Romantic 2 story oceanfront Balinese Cottage at Kehena Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii
USA, HI, Pahoa, Big Island - Gay Friendly

Coconut Cottage B&B - Gay OwnedHoneymoon Lodging in Pahoa, HI, USA

Coconut Cottage B&B
13-1139 Leilani Ave, Pahoa, Big Island, HI, 96778, USA

Phone: 1 808 965-0973
Toll Free: 1 866 204-7444
Contact: Jerry Cooksey or Todd Horton

Serving: Puna, Hilo
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS, not valid during Merrie Monarch

Gay Wedding Honeymoon Lodging in Pahoa, Big Island, HI, USA. Experience a time when warm trade winds, the sweet smell of fresh plumeria leis and the distant sounds of native ukuleles graced the islands. 1940's Hawaii is yours to experience among our one acre of lush tropical paradise. Our estate is surrounded by palms, fruit trees, native flowers, a waterfall and a genuine Bali hot tub with grass roof gazebo!
USA, HI, Pahoa, Big Island - Gay Owned

Weddings A La Heart - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

Weddings A La Heart
P.O. Box 4965, Kailua-Kona, Big Island, HI, 96745, USA

Phone: 1 808 322-3322
Toll Free: 1 866 321-3321
Fax: 1 808 327-3445
Contact: Libby Kelson-Fulcher, D.D.

Serving: Hawaii
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Officiants in Kailua-Kona, Big Island, HI, USA. Aloha Gay beloveds. I warmly welcome you to Weddings A La Heart and eagerly await creating a one-of-a kind sunset soul ceremony for you both, to touch your hearts deeply. Complete wedding services and civil unions with gracious personal service from beginning to end. Gorgeous private and public Hawaiian beach venues. We also travel anywhere in the world bringing the sacred and romantic traditions of the gay Hawaiian ceremony to you.
USA, HI, Kailua-Kona, Big Island - Gay Friendly

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USA, Hawaii: Court Challenge to New Marriage Equality Law Fails

Jan 31st, 2014

A last-ditch attempt to derail Hawaii's new marriage equality law has failed. Towleroad.com reports:

A challenge to Hawaii's marriage equality law from leading bigot Rep. Bob McDermott has failed, Big Island Now reports: LouieFirst Circuit Judge Karl Sakamoto ruled Wednesday that the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013 is constitutional under both the state and federal constitutions. Hawaii Attorney General... read_more

USA, Hawaii: First Same-Sex Couples Married

Dec 2nd, 2013

The first same-sex couples just got married in Hawaii, just after midnight. Joe.My.God reports:

45 minutes after midnight, six gay couples began exchanging their vows at the first possible moment on the 30th florr of the Sheraton Waikiki, Chad Blair of Civil Beat reports: The newlyweds are Donna Gedge and Monica Montgomery (together for 35 years and counting), Paul Perry... read_more

USA, Hawaii: Marriage Equality FAQ

Dec 1st, 2013

With same sex weddings beginning in Hawaii at midnight, the state has put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions. Honolulu Civil Beat reports:

In anticipation of the legalization of same-sex marriages, which begins Monday, the state has put together a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013.
What will happen to civil unions now... read_more

USA, Hawaii: 19 Lawmakers Who Voted Against Marriage Equality Receive Lumps of Coal

Nov 25th, 2013

Lawmakers voted against the marriage equality bill got a surprise in their mailboxes. Gay Star News reports: Nineteen lawmakers received a black box with with green tissue paper. Inside was a red pouch, with the coal and the following typed note: 'You left a piece of your heart at the State Building when you voted on SB-1,' the note said,... read_more

Will Marriage Equality Boost Hawaii Gay Tourism?

Nov 15th, 2013

A gay couple of 14 years stayed up late Friday night in Texas to watch the live stream of the Hawaii House of Representatives voting to approve same-sex marriage after a heated, days-long debate in the Aloha state legislature. Though the same-sex marriage bill passed by the state Senate on Tuesday was set to be signed by the governor on Wednesday,... read_more

USA, Hawaii: Judge Shuts Down Lawsuit Against Marriage Equality Law

Nov 15th, 2013

Well, that was fast. The lawsuit that Republican lawmakers had brought against the newly passed marriage equality law in Hawaii was thrown out of court the same day. LGBTQ Nation reports:

A Hawaii judge on Thursday ruled the state’s brand new gay marriage law is legal, despite a challenge saying voters thought they barred same-sex marriage 15 years ago in... read_more

USA, Hawaii: Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill, Lawsuit Looms

Nov 14th, 2013

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie signed the marriage equality bill into law yesterday. On Top Magazine reports:

The Democratic governor signed the legislation during a signing ceremony held at the Hawaii Convention Center. Among those in attendance was Evan Wolfson, president and founder of Freedom to Marry, the nation's largest group devoted to expanding marriage rights for gay couples. Speakers at... read_more

USA, Hawaii: Governor to Sign Marriage Equality Bill Today

Nov 13th, 2013

After the Senate passed the amended marriage equality bill by a 20-4 vote yesterday, Governor Neil Abercrombie plans to sign it today. Joe.My.God reports:

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is expected to sign a bill Wednesday legalizing gay marriage, expanding the state's aloha spirit and positioning the islands for more newlywed tourists. Abercrombie was expected to sign the bill Wednesday morning... read_more

USA, Hawaii: Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill 19-3

Nov 12th, 2013

After almost three hours of testimony, including half an hour by the Senate minority leader inveighing against marriage equality, the Senate just passed the marriage equality bill by 19-3, with three abstentions. It will now go to the Governor to sign, and same sex couples in the state can begin to marry on 12/2. The GOP will likely challenge the law in... read_more

USA, Hawaii: Marriage Equality Bill Likely to Be Finalized by Senate Today

Nov 12th, 2013

The Senate is likely to make it official in Hawaii today. Towleroad reports: Hawaii's Senate addresses the marriage equality bill today and its House amendments. The bill is expected to easily pass and could be signed by Wednesday, Hawaii News Now reports: The jubilation is expected to continue for same sex marriage supporters. The Senate already voted 20 to 4... read_more

USA, Hawaii: State Senate to Pass Marriage Equality Bill Tuesday

Nov 10th, 2013

It looks like the amended marriage equality bill in Hawaii is pretty much assured to pass the Senate Tuesday. Towleroad.com reports:

Marriage equality is pretty much assured in Hawaii next week, the Star Advertiser reports: The state Senate on Tuesday will agree to the state House's version of a marriage equality bill and send it to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for... read_more

USA, Hawaii: Judge Says It's Too Soon for Lawsuit Over Marriage Equality Bill

Nov 8th, 2013

A Republican attempt to stop the marriage equality bill in its tracks in court failed yesterday when the judge said they have to wait until the bill is actually passed and signed into law. LGBTQ Nation reports:

A Hawaii judge has rejected a move to block lawmakers from legalizing gay marriage in a special session, but said he'll hear... read_more

USA, Hawaii: House Moves Marriage Equality Bill Forward 30-18, Final Vote Friday

Nov 7th, 2013

The Hawaii House voted to advance the marriage equality bill by almost a 2-1 margin Wednesday night, setting up a final vote for Friday. LGBTQ Nation reports:

The Hawaii House on Wednesday night moved forward a bill to legalize gay marriage to the chamber's final vote after a nearly 11-hour hearing that featured political maneuvering and chanting crowds outside the... read_more

USA, Hawaii: House Hears Fourth Day of Public Testimony

Nov 5th, 2013

Marriage equality hearing in the house ground on for fourth day on Monday. Honolulu Civil Beat reports reports:

Legislative progress on same-sex marriage had to wait another day. The Hawaii House Judiciary and Finance committees decided at 10:30 p.m. Monday to defer any decision-making on legislation granting same-sex couples the right to marry until Tuesday, at the earliest. The 30-member... read_more

USA: Hawaii: Some Marriage Equality Opponents May Be Cheating

Nov 4th, 2013

Accusations surfaced today that some opponents of the marriage equality bill may be speaking under others' names to draw out a public hearing on the bill. Pink News reports:

Officials at the Capitol in Hawaii have confirmed that they are looking into who took a list of registered names and numbers from the check-in desk on Saturday. Several reports suggest... read_more

USA, Hawaii: Far Right Christians Attempting Citizens' Filibuster of Marriage Equality Bill

Nov 4th, 2013

We suspected this, and now it's official – "Christians" in Hawaii are attempting to talk the marriage equality bill to death. Towleroad reports:

Public testimony continued in the Hawaii House until 11:00 p.m. Saturday night. The hearing will resume on Monday, November 4, at 11:00 a.m. in the Capitol Auditorium. Monday’s hearing will continue to be broadcast live by Capitol... read_more

USA, Hawaii: House Marriage Equality Hearing Drags On Into Third Day

Nov 3rd, 2013

With more than 5,000 signing up to testify about the marriage equality bill, the Hawaii House held a third day of hearings yesterday. Joe.My.God reports:

Day three of the batshit crazy testimony in the Hawaii House has just begun and we've already heard references to Sodom and Gomorrah and a demand that gay couples "give up their children." Oh, and... read_more

USA: Hawaii: Another Day of Public Testimony on the Marriage Equality Bill

Nov 2nd, 2013

The House went through another long day of public testimony in the House after mote than 5,000 people signed up for 2 minute slots each to testify. Edge Boston reports:

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee took a strict stance as a joint committee hearing resumed Friday morning, saying people absent when their number is called will not get... read_more

USA, Hawaii: House Lawmakers Hear Arguments For, Against Marriage Equality Bill

Nov 1st, 2013

After the hawaii state Senate approved the marriage equality bill in the landslide, the House took up the bill yesterday. LGBTQ Nation reports:

House spokeswoman Carolyn Tanaka said 15,000 pieces of written testimony have been received by the judiciary and finance committees. Proponents and opponents of gay marriage packed a basement hallway in the Capitol ahead of the hearing, while... read_more

USA, Hawaii: State Senate Approves Marriage Equality Bill 20-4

Oct 31st, 2013

An overwhelming majority in the Hawaiian state Senate just passed the marriage equality bill. The Washington Blade reports:

The 20-4 vote took place a day after the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee backed the measure after it heard testimony from supporters and opponents of nuptials for gays and lesbians for nearly 12 hours. “This is a defining moment in all... read_more

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At Purple Unions, we take marriage equality seriously. As a gay couple who have been together since 1992, we know that gay and lesbian couples can and do form long-term, stable, supportive relationships, and we believe the institution of marriage and all the responsabilities and benefits that come with it should be opened up to committed gay and lesbian couples everywhere. To this end, we created Purple Unions as a place where gay and lesbian couples can find gay friendly wedding vendors to help them plan their perfect wedding day.

Hawaii passed a civil unions law in 2011. In 2013, Governor Neil Abercrombie convened a special session to consider the marriage equality bill. It passed in the Senate by a huge margin, and then went on to racous hearings in the House. After five long days of hearings, the House amended the bill with some additional religious protections, and then sent it back to the Senate. The amended bill was passed again, and then signed by the Governor on 11/13/13, with a start date of 12/2/13.

The state also allows adoption by gay and lesbian couples.

We hope that you find these resources useful, and that you'll join us in the fight for marriage equality!

--Scott & Mark, Purple Unions