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.
South Dakota had both a legal and constitutional ban on gay marriage.
The ruling from the US Supreme Court threw the doors open, and marriage equality arrived here on June 26th, 2015.
The state also allows adoption by gay and lesbian couples.
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Marriage Equality Round-Up - August 27th
Aug 27th, 2015
Here's our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don't warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn't have time to add. We're able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day - enjoy!
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Marriage Equality Ruling in South Dakota
Jan 13th, 2015
A Federal Judge struck down South Dakota's marriage equality ban yesterday.
The Washington Blade reports:
In a 28-page decision, U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier, a Clinton appointee, grants summary judgement to plaintiff same-sex couples in the case, saying the South Dakota's marriage ban runs contrary to their rights to equal protection and due process under the U.S. Constitution. "In Loving,... read_more