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Julie Beutel - Gay FriendlyEntertainment in Detroit, MI, USA

Julie Beutel
4985 Gateshead, Detroit, MI, 48236, USA

Phone: 1 313 884-9861
Contact: Julie Beutel

Serving: midwest/east coast
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Entertainment in Detroit, MI, USA. Solo singer/guitarist honored to sing at your sacred ceremony. Have sung at many types of weddings: indoor/outdoor/ Christian/ Buddhist/Secular/ trad./ non-trad./ intimate/large/ gay/straight/ creative. Heartfelt, rich voice. Willing to travel. Can provide references. Don't have website but if you google me you can hear me sing.
USA, MI, Detroit - Gay Friendly

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Detroit, MI, USA

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Dr., Detroit, MI, 48243 , USA

Phone: 1 313 568-8300
Fax: 1 313 568-8129
Contact: Renee Hanna

Serving: Michigan
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Detroit, MI, USA. Soaring 73 floors above the Detroit River, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is an elegant wedding hotel that rises to every occasion. Choose from three distinct ballrooms that offer seating for up to 1,800 guests or take advantage of our outdoor patio to add inspired views to your list of memories. Let the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance make your special day everything that you've imagined and more.
USA, MI, Detroit - Gay Friendly

Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in St. Clair Shores, MI, USA

Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters
400 Maple Park Blvd Ste 404, St. Clair Shores, MI, 48081, USA

Phone: 1 586 778-7030
Fax: 1 586 773-3100
Contact: Sales

Serving: Metro Detroit
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Detroit, MI, USA. Board in Detroit or St. Clair Shores and marry legally in Canadian waters!
USA, MI, Detroit - Gay Friendly

Sans Souci Euro Inn - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in New Buffalo, MI, USA

Sans Souci Euro Inn
19265 S Lakeside Rd, New Buffalo, MI, 49117, USA

Phone: 1 269 756-3141
Contact: angie

Serving: Chicago area
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in New Buffalo, MI, USA. In our gated sanctuary your venue becomes your own creation with our professional assistance. Lake Sans Souci is privately owned accommodating your party in an unmatched serene and natural setting. Contact us for dates and details.
USA, MI, New Buffalo - Gay Friendly

Meeting House Grand Ballroom - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Plymouth, MI, USA

Meeting House Grand Ballroom
499 S. Main St, Plymouth, MI, 48170, USA

Phone: 1 734 416-5100
Contact: Randy or Mary

Serving: Ann Arbor, Plymouth, Detroit
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Plymouth, MI, USA. The Meeting House Grand Ballroom is a victorian inspired single event (totally private) wedding reception and ceremony venue located next to Kellogg park in downtown Plymouth Michigan. Owner operated, 15 years experience.
USA, MI, Plymouth - Gay Friendly

Milhem Images, Inc - Gay FriendlyPhotography / Videography in Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Milhem Images, Inc
243 Mulholland St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48103, USA

Phone: 1 734 997-9118
Contact: Janice Milhem

Serving: Ann Arbor, Detroit
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Photography / Videography in Detroit, MI, USA. Detroit area, visual storyteller uses photo documentary techniques to capture your special celebration in a compelling, and honest way. A visual narrative is created based on your goals and carried throughout the day's / evening's celebration. Video, stills and/or a combination of both will be used to create a lasting impression of your special milestone.
USA, MI, Detroit - Gay Friendly

UniQ Jewelry - Gay OwnedRings in Three Rivers, MI, USA

UniQ Jewelry
33 N Main St, Three Rivers, MI, 49093, USA

Phone: 1 269 278-8647
Contact: Doug Mitchell

Serving: Mid-West
Purple Unions Disc: 15%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS, Not applicable on any other promotions, Art or Pandora.

Gay Wedding Rings in Kalamazoo, MI, USA. UniQ (pronounced: u-nee "Q") is an unparalleled jewelry gallery located in Southwest Michigan in Historic Downtown Three Rivers. Specializing in one-of-a-kind, custom design jewelry, jewelry and watch repair, precious metals buying, UniQ provides an exceptional shopping experience and is Gay Friendly.
USA, MI, Kalamazoo - Gay Owned

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.

Michigan currently does not allow or recognize marriages between gay and lesbian couples, and has both a legal and constitutional ban on gay marriage, but a lawsuit is currently working its way through the courts. The state does allow adoption by married or single individuals, but not by gay and lesbian couples.

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Gay Marriage Laws in Michigan

Relationship Recognition: Constitutional Ban
Out of State Recognition: No
Adoption: No

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Marriage Equality Round-Up - US Supreme Court Edition

Jan 17th, 2015

There's a lot going on around the US Supreme Court's decision to take five marriage equality cases from the Sixth Circuit. Here's a wrap-up of the current news and analysis USA: The hearing will be held in April. full story USA: The ACLU looks at where we're at and how we got here. full story USA: Time Magazine looks... read_more

US Supreme Court Takes Four Marriage Equality Cases

Jan 16th, 2015

This is huge - the Supremes just took all four cases from the Sixth Circuit:

The Supreme Court has just granted certiorari -- i.e. agreed to hear oral arguments -- in the Sixth Circuit marriage cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. They were consolidated. This means that the question of whether or not the United States Constitution protects the freedom... read_more

Michigan Domestic Partnership Ban Overturned

Nov 13th, 2014

A federal judge has finally officially overturned Michigan's ban on getting benefits for couples in domestic partnerships. Think Progress reports:

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the state's law banning the same-sex partners of public employees from receiving benefits is unconstitutional. The law in question was passed just back in 2011. It specifically infringed on municipalities that were already providing benefits... read_more

Sixth Circuit Upholds Marriage Equality Bans

Nov 6th, 2014

My friends, we have a circuit court split - the Sixth Circuit became the first in the nation to uphold a ban on same sex marriage. The Washington Blade reports:

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that bans on same-sex marriage in each of the four states within its jurisdiction are constitutional, once again opening up the possibility for... read_more

New Poll Shows Michigan Voters Evenly Split on Marriage Equality

Oct 5th, 2014

A new poll shows that Michigan voters are about equally split on the marriage equality issue. Mlive.com reports:

Michigan voters appear perfectly split on a potential 2016 ballot proposal to allow same-sex marriage by amending the state constitution. If the issue was on the ballot and the election was held today, 47 percent said they would approve a gay marriage... read_more

In-Depth Analysis of the Sixth Circuit Hearing

Aug 12th, 2014

Sitting in the federal courtroom in Cincinnati, listening to the Sixth Circuit arguments in six same-sex marriage cases, one theme seemed especially prevalent: state defenders of same-sex marriage bans argued that the issue should be left up to "the democratic process", and their concerns were shared by Judge Jeffrey Sutton. Judge Sutton asked the plaintiffs' lawyer in one case, "assuming you... read_more

Will Sixth Circuit Be First to Rule Against Marriage Equality?

Aug 9th, 2014

Andrew Sullivan collects some of the views from pundits who see a possible end to the winning streak for marriage equality in the courts. The Dish reports:

At one rather awkward point, Sutton launched into a strange monologue about the gay rights movement's tactics, one that seemed barely tethered to the merits of the case at hand:
I would've thought the... read_more

Four Under the Radar Gay Travel Destinations

Aug 7th, 2014

We all know by now that places like Fire Island and San Fran's Castro are meccas for gay travelers looking to be met with open arms. And because of that fact, some of these famed locales have become positively packed with other travelers looking for the same experience. But what about the places that fly a bit off the beaten track?... read_more

Sixth Circuit Hears Marriage Equality Cases From Four States

Aug 7th, 2014

The Sixth Circuit heard marriage equality cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee yesterday. Freedom to Marry has a nice collection of quotes from the decisions that got the cases here:

"Once you get married lawfully in one state, another state cannot take your marriage away, because the right t remain married is properly recognized as a fundamental liberty interest... read_more

Sixth Circuit to Hear Six Marriage Equality Cases From Four States Today

Aug 6th, 2014

The Cincinnati-based Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a series of marriage equality cases today from the jurisdiction's four constituent states: Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. It is an unprecedented coming together of marriage equality litigation that has the potential to change the destiny of marriage in the federal courts for several reasons: First, these cases cover... read_more

Michigan Marriage Equality Lawsuit Gets a Boost - From the GOP

Jun 18th, 2014

A group of republicans, including the former House leader who pushed for a ban on Michigan marriage equality, has submitted a brief in favor of it. The Macomb Daily reports:

An unlikely coalition of Republicans, business executives, military officials, religious leaders and the former Michigan Speaker of the House who initially pushed for a ban on gay marriage has filed... read_more

Marriage Equality Monday: August Sixth Hearings for Cases in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee

Jun 17th, 2014

The Sixth circuit is getting set for a Marriage Equality Monday - with hearings on marriage equality cases from four states. The Washington Blade reports:

The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has set August 6 as the single day to hear arguments in the five marriage equality cases pending before the court, setting up a historic day for each... read_more

New Michigan Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Jun 12th, 2014

A gay couple married in new york is suing to force Michigan to recognize their marriage. LGBTQ Nation reports:

Bruce Morgan and Brian Merucci were married in December. They were recently turned down by the Kent County clerk's office when they presented their New York certificate and applied to change the deed on their home. They also want their marriage... read_more

Which US States Are Likely To Move Ahead On Marriage Equality This Summer

Jun 4th, 2014

Our friend Matt Baume speculates on which states will next see movement toward marriage equality. The Huffington Post reports:

Texas, Nevada, Michigan and Idaho: All four are poised to make major strides toward the freedom to marry this summer. Last week multiple courts announced schedules for court dates in all four states.
The first one to watch is Texas, where briefings... read_more

Michigan Marriage Equality Case to Be Heard at Sixth Circuit August 6th

May 24th, 2014

The Michigan marriage equality case is winding its way through the appeals court. On Top Magazine reports:

A federal appeals court will hear arguments in a case challenging Michigan's ban on gay marriage on Wednesday, August 6. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati announced the hearing date on Friday, ABC affiliate WXYZ reported. After holding a 2-week trial... read_more

US Cities and LGBT Rights Ordinances

May 22nd, 2014

We have a few updates about cities across the US and LGBT rights ordinances. We'll start in Topeka, Kansas, which just passed a partnership registry for same sex couples AND an LGBT rights ordinance. Edge Boston reports:

The Topeka City Council approved two ordinances aimed at reducing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, after hearing emotional testimony from both... read_more

USA, Michigan: Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative Planned as State Submits New Brief

May 8th, 2014

The campaign to put marriage equality on the ballot in 2016 will kick off today. The Detroit News reports:

Community activists, religious leaders and other supporters of same-sex marriage in Michigan are expected to kick off a campaign Thursday for a 2016 ballot initiative to legalize gay marriage in the state. The initiative will be called Michigan for Marriage, organizers... read_more

USA, Michigan: Holder Says Federal Government Will Recognize State's New Marriages

Mar 28th, 2014

US Attorney General Eric Holder just released a statement saying the US Government would recognize the 300+ weddinge performed last Saturday in Michigan. Joe.My.God reports:

Just in via White House press release: "I have determined that the same-sex marriages performed last Saturday in Michigan will be recognized by the federal government. These families will be eligible for all relevant federal... read_more

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