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Gay Friendly Michigan Wedding Vendors

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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

Twin Gables Inn - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Saugatuck, MI, USA

Twin Gables Inn
900 Lake St, Saugatuck, MI, 49453, USA

Phone: 1 269 277-0482
Contact: Nicole Muyskens

Serving: Chicago, West MI
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS, 2-nights lodging/couple.

Gay Wedding Event Location in Saugatuck, MI, USA. Award winning family wwned in open community on private 2-arce woods w/garden & large waterfall pond. Ceremonies; beach/lakeside/pond/winery. Outdoor Reception choice for 3 all-inclusive tented packages (70-225 guests). Indoor reception 5-course dinner receptions (30-55 guests). Event planner on site. Lodging: Inn has 15 rooms & 3 cottages, lodging for 45 guests, served 3-course homemade breakfast, outdoor swimming pool, indoor hot tub.
USA, MI, Saugatuck - 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

If we know about any local marriage equality events, we'll list them here.

Novi: Aug 09, 2014, LGBT Fall Wedding Expo, Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel, 9:00 AM. Details

Cincinnati: Aug 06, 2014, Michigan Marriage Equality Hearing at 6th Circuit, 6th Circuit Court. Details


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Gay Marriage News in Michigan

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

USA, Michigan: ACLU May Sue State to Force Recognition of 300 Married Couples

Mar 27th, 2014

OK, that was fast - the ACLU may take the state to court to force it to recognize the 300+ new same sex marriages that the Governor called legal and valid, but said he won't recognize.

Now the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the state of Michigan, slammed the Governor for his position, and the organisation is talking to couples... read_more

USA, Michigan: State Won't Recognize 300+ Same Sex Weddings

Mar 27th, 2014

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says the state will not recognize the more than 300 same sex weddings performed last weekend, for now. Mlive reports:

More than 300 same-sex couples were legally married this weekend in Michigan, according to Gov. Rick Snyder, but the state will not recognize those marriages while Attorney General Bill Schuette appeals a federal ruling that struck... read_more

USA, Michigan: Marriage Equality Ruling Stay to Remain in Place

Mar 26th, 2014

The brief window when same sex couples could marry will not be repeated any time soon in Michigan. Gay City News reports:

Ruling on March 25, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has extended the stay on last week's marriage equality ruling in Michigan to allow the state to bring its appeal before the circuit. In an order that ran... read_more

USA, Michigan: Marriage Equality Lawsuit Updates

Mar 25th, 2014

As we wait for the Sixth Circuit to decide if it will extend its temporary stay in the marriage equality case, we have some other updates for you. First off, the state apparently spent $40,000 on its "expert" witnesses. Edge Boston reports:

The state of Michigan says it has spent $40,000 on witnesses who testified as experts at a recent trial... read_more

USA, Michigan: Governor Snyder Calls 300 Same Sex Marriages "Moot"

Mar 24th, 2014

Showing contempt and disregard for his state's LGBT citizens, Michigan's Governor says the state will not recognize the 300 same sex weddings performed saturday. Think Progress reports:

About 300 Michigan same-sex couples tied the knot this weekend during a short window before Friday's marriage equality ruling was temporarily stayed. Because of that stay, Gov. Rick Snyder (R) believes those marriages... read_more

USA, Michigan: Analysis of the Marriage Equality Ruling

Mar 23rd, 2014

Ari Ezra Waldman does his usual excellent job breaking down the Michigan marriage equality ruling from Friday. Towleroad.com reports:

The state tried to argue the standard, yet hopeless case--namely, that the ban promotes the "optimal child-rearing environment," allows the state to "proceed with caution" in an area of great social change, and expresses the collective "tradition and morality" of the... read_more

USA, Michigan: More Than 300 Couples Married Before Stay - What Now?

Mar 22nd, 2014

It looks like more than 300 Michigan couples got married under the wire before the sixth circuit shut things down. LGBTQ Nation reports:

Clerks in four Michigan counties have issued more than 300 licenses to same-sex couples. The first to do so Saturday was Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum, who approved 57 in all. The licenses also issued in Washtenaw,... read_more

USA, Michigan: Federal Appeals Court Stays Ruling

Mar 22nd, 2014

Just hours after same sex couples started marrying in Michigan, the Sixth Circuit stayed the ruling. The New York Times reports:

The stay was issued by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, which said it needed more time to consider an appeal by Michigan's attorney general of Friday's annulment of the marriage ban by Judge Bernard A. Friedman... read_more

USA Michigan: Counties Prepare to Wed Gays As AG Pushes for Stay

Mar 22nd, 2014

In the wake of the marriage equality ruling yesterday striking down the ban, several counties are already moving to give out licenses to same sex couples today. Equality on Trial reports:

As EqualityOnTrial noted in its report earlier, Washtenaw County's clerk will open their office tomorrow (Saturday) from 9AM - 1PM to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples... But other... read_more

USA, Michigan: Episcopal Bishop Wendell Gibbs Supports Marriage Equality

Mar 21st, 2014

A Bishop in the Episcopal Church offered his strong support for marriage equality in Michigan. Pink News reports:

Bishop Wendell Gibbs is the head of the Episcopal church in southeastern Michigan, and offered the opinion to more than 80 churches in his remit. The announcement does not mean that same-sex marriage can immediately take place in Episcopal churches in the... read_more

USA, Michigan: Marriage Equality Ruling Due Within Two Weeks

Mar 8th, 2014

We'll get the answer in Michigan soon, the judge says. Edge Boston reports:

A federal judge said he expects to make a decision within two weeks after Friday’s closing arguments in a challenge to Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. Science, data, expert testimony and constitutional protections were among the various points attorneys presented before Judge Bernard Friedman in the case... read_more

USA, Michigan: Day 8 of the Marriage Equality Trial

Mar 6th, 2014

Today was Day 8 of the trial for marriage equality in Michigan, and the final day of testimony. Things ended with a bang. LGBTQ Nation reports:

Douglas Allen, a Canadian economist who has researched 60 same-sex parenting studies during a 15-year period, warned that Michigan should uphold its ban on same-sex marriage because there “is no evidence on the... read_more

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