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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: Kristina Ninivaggi

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

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Gay Marriage Laws in Michigan

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

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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

USA, Michigan: Day Seven of the Marriage Equality Trial

Mar 6th, 2014

Like Marg Regnerus before him, Loren Marks, an associate professor at Louisiana State University, acknowledged that more research would be needed to validate his anti-gay views. Freep.com reports: [Attorney Carol] Stanyar was questioning Loren Marks, an associate professor at Louisiana State University, who wrote an article criticizing a statement from the American Psychological Association about the children of gay parents.... read_more

USA, Michigan: Day 6 of the Michigan Marriage Equality Trial

Mar 5th, 2014

The state presented its second day of testimony yesterday in the marriage equality case. USA Today reports:

The state's theory is that kids thrive best when raised by married moms and dads -- a point that two academic experts hammered during testimony Tuesday. One of them was Brigham Young University economist Joseph Price, who testified that children of... read_more

USA, Michigan: Day 5 of the Marriage Equality Trial

Mar 4th, 2014

Yesterday was the fifth day of the marriage equality trial in Michigan. The first witness for the defense was tossed out. Towleroad.com reports:

The state had planned on having its first witness - Sherif Girgis - on the stand for up to two hours. Prior to getting dismissed, Girgis spent about 20 minutes on the stand listing his credentials, most of... read_more

USA, Michigan: Day 4 of the Marriage Equality Trial

Mar 1st, 2014

Yesterday was day four in the trial for marriage equality in Michigan. Mlive reports:

The trial in a Hazel Park couple's challenge of Michigan's gay marriage ban continues Friday with more testimony from Nancy Cott, a Harvard University history professor who specializes in gender and sexuality.U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman is presiding over a trial that began Tuesday after he... read_more

USA, Michigan: Day 3 of the Marriage Equality Trial

Feb 28th, 2014

Yesterday was day three of the trial for marriage equality in Michigan. LGBTQ Nation reports:

Gary Gates of the Williams Institute at UCLA law school co-authored a book on demographics of the gay and lesbian population. He's used census data to study the characteristics of same-sex couples. Gates is expected to testify Thursday in Detroit federal court. Detroit-area nurses Jayne... read_more

USA, Michigan: Marriage Equality Trial, Day Two

Feb 27th, 2014

Yesterday was day two of the trial for adoption and marriage equality in Michigan. WLNS reports:

Wednesday marked day two of Michigan's same-sex marriage trial. The case was first brought to federal court by two Detroit area nurses to fight Michigan's adoption code. The judge says the case is really an issue of gay marriage. Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer... read_more

USA, Michigan: Marriage Equality Trial, Day One

Feb 26th, 2014

The marriage equality lawsuit trial started in Michigan yesterday. MLive has a recap:

The points for both sides of the debate are fairly simple. The state argues that voters made a rational decision in banning gay marriage "to encourage the raising of children by a man and a woman." Attorneys for DeBoer and Rowse argue that numerous studies indicate same-sex... 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.

Michigan currently does not allow or recognize marriages between gay and lesbian couples, and has both a legal and constitutional ban on gay marriage. The state does allow adoption by married or single individuals, but not by gay and lesbian couples.

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