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Note: Listings are ordered by vendor type, then by city.

Country Lakes Party Center - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Broadview Heights, OH, USA

Country Lakes Party Center
8626 Broadview Rd, Broadview Heights, OH, 44147, USA

Phone: 1 440 526-0216
Fax: 1 440 526-3056
Contact: Pam Parker

Serving: Cleveland area
Purple Unions Disc: 5%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Event Location in Broadview Heights, OH, USA. Your own place in the country. Country Lakes Party Center. Enjoy a fine tradition of special occasions, served with impeccable taste. A well trained staff offers personal attention to you and your guests. Have your ceremony at the Gazebo by the glistening lake and the reception in our beautiful and classic event rooms with seating accommodations for 350.
USA, OH, Broadview Heights - Gay Friendly

Venue 222 - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Cincinnati, OH, USA

Venue 222
222 East 14th St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202, USA

Phone: 1 513 684-9283
Fax: 1 513 834-9000
Contact: Debbie Dent

Serving: tri-state cincinnati
Purple Unions Disc: 5%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS, rental rate only

Gay Wedding Event Location in Cincinnati, OH, USA. We're a unique meeting and social event center, located on a quiet street in OTR. Built in 1868, the building has been restored and remodeled to fit today's urban landscape, while retaining the character and styling of the original architecture. The open, loft environment enables flexible and creative arrangement options, making it an ideal venue to meet, greet, play, celebrate and party in downtown Cincinnati. It's perfect for dinners, ceremonies and celebrations for smaller groups.
USA, OH, Cincinnati - Gay Friendly

Embassy Suites Columbus - Dublin - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Dublin, OH, USA

Embassy Suites Columbus - Dublin
5100 Upper Metro Pl, Dublin, OH, 43017, USA

Phone: 1 614 790-9000
Toll Free: 1 800 EMBASSY
Contact: Sue Bellan

Serving: Columbus
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Dublin, OH, USA. You pick the date....we'll do the rest! Embassy Suites Columbus - Dublin offers 6,100 square feet of event space that can accommodate anything from small, private ceremonies to lavish affairs. Our award-winning staff will help take the stress out of planning and assist you in handling every last detail. Guests are invited to take advantage of our all-suite accommodations and amenities such as complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and evening manager's reception.
USA, OH, Dublin - Gay Friendly

Grand Oaks Event & Business Center - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Grove City, OH, USA

Grand Oaks Event & Business Center
1801 Gateway Cir, Grove City, OH, 43123, USA

Phone: 1 614 539-0199
Fax: 1 614 539-0162
Contact: Peggy Mosher

Serving: Central Ohio
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Grove City, OH, USA. Come see why everyone says we have "Everything you want, All in one place"! Enjoy exclusive use of our beautiful & classic facility, where we devote ourselves to you and your guests for the entire event. Multiple settings for your wedding, union/vow ceremony: at the gorgeous gazebo on the lawn, in front of our stunning fireplace, or at our stage (lots of wow appeal), then dance the night away in our ballroom.
USA, OH, Grove City - Gay Friendly

Tri-State Unique Ceremonies - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Cincinnati, OH, USA

Tri-State Unique Ceremonies
672 Totten Way, Cincinnati, OH, 45226, USA

Phone: 1 513 533-3399
Contact: Gay Glasscott

Serving: Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Officiants in Cincinnati, OH, USA. Your wedding, commitment ceremony, civil union or now renewal should reflect your love and devotion to each other. Your ceremony will be unlike any other because your story is yours alone. Working together, we will create your ceremony using poems, music, readings, rituals, and ethnic customs. Gay looks forward to setting up a no obligation, informal meeting so you can share with her your love story and ceremony vision.
USA, OH, Cincinnati - Gay Friendly

Colleen Good Ceremonies - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Bethel, OH, USA

Colleen Good Ceremonies
2899 South Bantam Rd, Bethel, OH, 45106, USA

Phone: 1 513 310-9046
Contact: Colleen Good

Serving: OH, IN, KY
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Officiants in Cincinnati, OH, USA. What an exciting time in history and in your life! Celebrate your love with a Wedding or Commitment Ceremony that reflects the special unique couple that you are. Together we'll create a powerful and meaningful ceremony with a blending of your love story, poems, readings, music and rituals. As a Life-Cycle Celebrant(R), I'll work with you to bring your vision to life. I offer a no-obligation meeting to discuss your plans and vision.
USA, OH, Cincinnati - Gay Friendly

Rev. Richard Young - Gay OwnedOfficiants in Kettering, OH, USA

Rev. Richard Young
2260 Berrycreek Dr. , Kettering, OH, 45440, USA

Phone: 1 937-648-5607
Contact: Richard Young

Serving: Ohio
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Officiants in Kettering, OH, USA. I am available to officiate at same-sex unions/weddings. I am highly experienced, having been ordained over 35 years and having been in a committed same-sex relationship for over 25 years. I work with the couple to plan a ceremony that is meaningful to them, regardless of their religious background.
USA, OH, Kettering - 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.

Ohio currently does not allow or recognize marriages between gay and lesbian couples, and has both a constitutional and legal ban to gay marriage. A marriage equality lawsuit is working its way through the courts. The state also bans joint adoption by gay and lesbian couples.

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Relationship Recognition: Constitutional Ban
Out of State Recognition: No
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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 43% in Ohio Support Marriage Equality Referendum

Nov 4th, 2014

There's a new marriage equality poll out in Ohio, asking Ohioans if they support or oppose a proposed referendum to legalize marriage equality. The Columbus Dispatch reports:

By 3 percentage points -- 46 to 43 percent -- they oppose a gay-marriage proposal currently getting signatures to appear on the statewide ballot, probably in two years. Of course, that's still a... 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

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

Ohio Hospital Denies Woman Her Deceased Wife's Medical Records

Aug 4th, 2014

A hospital in Ohio is hiding behind "state and federal privacy laws" and will not release a deceased woman's medical records to her wife. Towleroad.com reports:

Marcia Gallas, a woman from Blue Ash, Ohio, has been denied access to her recently deceased spouse's medical records. While Gallas and her attorney have a federal injunction that is based on a similar... read_more

New Ohio Marriage Equality Ad to Air

Jul 30th, 2014

For the first time in a decade, a new Ohio marriage equality ad will air in the state. ABC6 reports:

Starting Wednesday an ad supporting gay marriage will begin running statewide. The TV spot tells the story of George and Henry - they're two Ohioans who have been together fifty years. Although their marriage license says New York, here's how... read_more

Ohio Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative Cancelled for 2014

Jun 20th, 2014

Looks like Ohio marriage equality won't make the ballot this November. LGBTQ Nation reports:

A key organizer in the ballot effort to overturn Ohio's same-sex marriage ban says a revised proposal lacks the required signatures to go before voters this fall. FreedomOhio's executive director Ian James also said Thursday the campaign would not have had enough money to run an... 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

Ohio Marriage Equality Poll Shows 50% Support

May 16th, 2014

There's a new Ohio marriage equality poll out from Quinnipac University. LGBTQ Nation reports:

The poll released Friday by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut found Ohio voters support allowing same-sex couples to wed by a 50 percent to 43 percent margin. A Quinnipiac poll in February showed nearly the same margins. The poll also found that women, young people and Democrats... read_more

USA, Ohio: New Marriage Equality Lawsuit Planned

Apr 30th, 2014

Another lawsuit is planned to push for marriage equality in Ohio. Edge Boston reports:

Civil rights attorneys filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to strike down Ohio's gay marriage ban and to allow same-sex couples to marry in the state. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Cincinnati on behalf of six gay Ohio couples who say they are in... read_more

USA, Ohio: Judge Stays Most of Marriage Equality Ruling

Apr 17th, 2014

A federal judge stayed most of his monday ruling that had told the state to recognize out of state same sex weddings. Edge Boston reports:

Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature... read_more

USA, Ohio: AG Mike DeWine Approves Language for Ballot Repeal of Marriage Equality Ban

Apr 15th, 2014

In our second big story out of Ohio for the day, the state's Attorney General has approved the language for a ballot initiative to repeal the state's ban on marriage equality. Towleroad.com reports:

The language for a proposed ballot initiative aimed at overturning Ohio's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage has been approved by the state's Attorney General Mike DeWine. The... read_more

USA, Ohio: Ballot Initiative Put on Hold; Gubernatorial Candidate Supports Ruling

Apr 6th, 2014

A couple new stories coming out of Ohio on marriage equality. First off, FreedomOhio is putting its referendum on overturning the state's ban on hold pending the upcoming ruling. On Top Magazine reports:

FreedomOhio, the group working on a ballot initiative to repeal Ohio's ban on gay marriage, announced Friday that it is placing its initiative on hold. FreedomOhio... read_more

USA, Ohio: Federal Judge to Strike Down Marriage Equality Ban

Apr 5th, 2014

A federal judge has indicated he will strike down Ohio's gay marriage ban in ten days. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports:

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black informed lawyers of his intentions at a hearing, which set off a joyous celebration in the courtroom among four same-sex couples and their supporters, said attorney Al Gerhardstein... Black's statement read: "I intend... read_more

USA, Ohio: Gay Couple Gets Health Policy, Drops Lawsuit

Mar 29th, 2014

A gay couple who sued to force Ohio to recognize their New York wedding dropped their lawsuit yesterday. On Top Magazine reports:

A gay couple married in New York said Friday that they have dropped their federal lawsuit seeking to force Ohio to recognize their marriage...The couple said in their lawsuit filed last month that because Ohio would not recognize... read_more

USA: Right to Discriminate Bills in Trouble in Georgia, Oklahoma, Indiana, Ohio; Missouri, Montana Introduce New Bills

Feb 25th, 2014

As the Right to Discriminate movement proliferates, more and more states are running into trouble trying to pass them. Joe.My.God reports:

The Georgia House was supposed to hear an Arizona-style hate bill today, but it was put off until tomorrow and now that's been canceled. The House version of the bill might be dead for the current legislative session. Critics... read_more

USA, Ohio: Marriage Equality Support Reaches 50%

Feb 24th, 2014

Support for marriage equality in Ohio has reached a new high, a Quinnipac poll shows. The Columbus Dispatch reports:

For the first time, support for gay marriage in Ohio has reached the 50 percent threshold in the Quinnipiac Poll, a new survey released today shows. Led by support among young voters, exactly half of Ohioans back same-sex marriage, compared to... read_more

USA, Ohio: Another Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Feb 20th, 2014

A gay couple in Ohio is suing to have the state's marriage equality ban overturned because it's blocking their attempts to add their family to a health plan. LGBTQ Nation reports:

Cowger and Wesley, who've been together for 28 years and live in Gates Mills in suburban Cleveland, married in upstate New York in June 2012 and have a 7-year-old... read_more

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