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Rachel Avery, celtic harpist - Lesbian OwnedEntertainment in Madison, WI, USA

Rachel Avery, celtic harpist
Madison, WI, 53704, USA

Phone: 1 608 663-2912
Contact: Rachel Avery

Serving: Southern Wisconsin
Purple Unions Disc: 5%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Entertainment in Madison, WI, USA. Experienced celtic harpist can offer a variety of music, from celtic to classical, pop, and romantic. Special requests welcome! Harp and violin also available. If you visit my website and fill out the official quote form, be sure to mention PURPLE UNIONS in the description section so you can get your discount!
USA, WI, Madison - Lesbian Owned

Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Park Place - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Milwaukee, WI, USA

Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Park Place
11600 West Park Place, Milwaukee, WI, 53224, USA

Phone: 1 414 577-5003
Contact: Samantha Catena

Serving: Northwest Milwaukee
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Milwaukee, WI, USA. The luxurious Hilton Garden Inn Park Place Hotel in Milwaukee is the perfect location for your special day. Personalized attention, exceptional service, and world-class accommodations await you and your wedding guests. From their brand new Grand Ballroom, to their amazing culinary creations, the Hilton anxiously awaits the opportunity to help you plan the wedding of your dreams! Grand Ballroom & Outdoor Pavillion.
USA, WI, Milwaukee - Gay Friendly

DeKoven Center - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Racine, WI, USA

DeKoven Center
600 21st St., Racine, WI, 53403, USA

Phone: 1 262 633-6401
Fax: 1 262 898-1644
Contact: Samantha Lauf

Serving: Southeast Wisconsin
Purple Unions Disc: $25, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Event Location in Racine, WI, USA. The DeKoven Center is a historic campus, founded in 1852. We have fantastic lake views, beautiful gardens and stunning architecture. Ceremonies and Receptions with seating for up to 250. ,
USA, WI, Racine - Gay Friendly

Milwaukee Marriott West - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Waukesha , WI, USA

Milwaukee Marriott West
W231 N1600 Corporate Ct., Waukesha , WI, 53186, USA

Phone: 1 262 574-0888
Fax: 1 262 574-7599
Contact: John Wilson

Serving: Milwaukee Area
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Waukesha, WI, USA. At the Milwaukee Marriott West Hotel you can be confident your wedding will be just the way you imagined it. Picture perfect. Let our certified wedding planner assist you along your journey to the perfect wedding. Relax and enjoy your wedding reception while our professional and experienced service and culinary staff attend to every detail. You say 'I Do' and we'll do the rest.
USA, WI, Waukesha - Gay Friendly

JBe Photography - Bisexual OwnedPhotography / Videography in Milwaukee, WI, USA

JBe Photography
133 W Pittsburgh Ave #410, Milwaukee, WI, 53204, USA

Phone: 1 414 217-9014
Contact: Jennifer Brindley

Serving: Midwest
Purple Unions Disc: 5%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Photography / Videography in Milwaukee, WI, USA. JBe Photography is Milwaukee's premier destination for eclectic individuals and their photography needs. Specializing in weddings and boudoir, and general gorgeous kickassery.
USA, WI, Milwaukee - Bisexual Owned

Reminisce Studio by Miranda & Adam - Gay FriendlyPhotography / Videography in Oak Creek, WI, USA

Reminisce Studio by Miranda & Adam
7464 S. Logan Ave., Oak Creek, WI, 53154, USA

Phone: 1 414 405-6693
Contact: Miranda & Adam

Serving: Wisconsin
Purple Unions Disc: 5%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Photography / Videography in Milwaukee, WI, USA. We love life, laughter, people, art... and combining them all into what we do best: being your photographers. Fresh, fun, contemporary, romantic and artistic images. We enjoy getting to know our clients and creating photos that reflect their personalities and connection.
USA, WI, Milwaukee - Gay Friendly

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.

Marriage equality arrived in Wisconsin on October 6th, 2014, when the US Supreme Court refused tohear the state's marriage equality case.

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Marriage Equality Updates: Wisconsin

Oct 7th, 2014

We're running down some of the updates in the aftermath of the shocking Supreme Court decision to turn down all the pending marriage equality cases. Next, Wisconsin. Wisconsin was also one of the states waiting on a Supreme Court decision. The state's Attorney General has conceded defeat, allowing counties to begin to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Joe.My.God read_more

Wisconsin Lesbian Couple Granted Adoption Rights. Marriage Recognition

Sep 13th, 2014

In yet another ruling, a lesbian couple in Madison, Wisconsin has been granted the right to adopt each other's biological children and have their marriage recognized by the state. The Advocate reports:

The Madison-based couple, Teresa and Kat Riley, who were registered as domestic partners in Wisconsin, then traveled to Iowa last year, where they were legally married. Together, they... read_more

Indiana, Wisconsin Marriage Equality Decision Strikes Down Bans

Sep 5th, 2014

Three judges at the Seventh Circuit struck down Indiana and Wisconsin bans in a striking pro marriage equality decision, calling the bans "totally implausible". Equality on Trial reports:

In an opinion by Judge Richard Posner, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in Wolf v. Walker and Baskin v. Bogan that same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are... read_more

Seven Great Moments From Tuesday's Indiana / Wisconsin Marriage Equality Hearing

Aug 28th, 2014

Sean mandell has collected seven great moments from Judge Posner's questioning in the Wisconsin and Indiana cases this week. Towleroad.com reports:

Yesterday, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard two cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin. There was a lot of speculation as to who would be on the three judge panel that would hear the... read_more

Seventh Circuit Hears Indiana, Wisconsin Marriage Equality Cases

Aug 27th, 2014

Although the Seventh Circuit is comprised of seven Republicans and three Democrats, the three-judge panel randomly chosen to hear the Indiana and Wisconsin marriage equality cases leans Democrat. Think Progress reports:

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is a very conservative court. Seven of its ten active judges are Republicans, and these Republicans include some... read_more

Indiana, Wisconsin Marriage Equality Hearing Tomorrow

Aug 25th, 2014

Two more states, Indiana and Wisconsin, will go before an appeals court this next week. WLFI reports:

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the Indiana gay marriage case in a Chicago courtroom Tuesday morning beginning at 10:30 Lafayette time. There will be 20 minutes set aside for attorneys for same sex couples and another 20 minutes... read_more

Wisconsin Domestic Partner Registry Upheld By State Supreme Court

Aug 1st, 2014

The Wisconsin Domestic Partner Registry was upheld as constitutional by the state Supreme Court yesterday. Gay Star News reports:

Same-sex couples still can't get married in Wisconsin but they can continue to register to have some of the rights heterosexual married couples automatically have. The state's supreme court ruled Thursday (31 July) that a 2009 that established a registry for... read_more

Wisconsin Marriage Equality Poll Shows 56% Support

Jul 24th, 2014

A new Wisconsin marriage equality poll shows majority support. Fox11 reports:

The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows a majority of public support repealing Wisconsinís same-sex marriage ban. The latest poll released Wednesday shows 56 percent of voters support repealing the stateís constitutional ban on gay marriages. The poll of 804 registered voters was done between July 17 and... read_more

Indiana and Wisconsin Marriage Equality Cases Combined, Fast Tracked in Seventh Circuit

Jul 12th, 2014

Two marriage equality cases have been combined and expedited by a US appeals court. The Journal-Sentinel reports:

A federal appeals court put Wisconsin's fight over gay marriage on a fast track Friday and combined the case with one from Indiana. Expediting the case will mean the issue could be decided by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago before... read_more

Wisconsin Marriage Equality Updates: ACLU Edition

Jul 4th, 2014

Although Wisconsin marriage equality is on hold, the ACLU is taking several actions in the state. First, it plans to file a lawsuit on behalf of the 500 same sex couples who married before the stay was enacted. Pink News reports:

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the US state of Wisconsin is preparing to file a lawsuit which will... read_more

Wisconsin Marriage Equality Lawsuits Expected Over Validity of Marriages

Jun 18th, 2014

Now that a federal judge has stayed her Wisconsin marriage equality ruling, lawsuits are expected to enforce the validity of weddings performed before the stay. Edge Boston reports:

Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union in Wisconsin are looking at whether to file lawsuits on behalf of same-sex couples who got married after a federal judge struck down the state's... read_more

Wisconsin Marriage Equality Updates 6/14/14

Jun 14th, 2014

Some big news out of Wisconsin yesterday. The same Federal Judge who overturned the ban on marriage equality just enacted a stay pending appeal. LGBTQ Nation reports:

A federal judge on Friday put same-sex marriages in Wisconsin on hold, a week after she struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, a move that allowed more than 500... read_more

Wisconsin Marriage Equality Updates 6/13/14

Jun 13th, 2014

A few more developments in the Wisconsin marriage equality fight. First off, Governor Scott Walker continues to dodge the issue. The Huffington Post reports:

Walker joined with 59 percent of voters statewide to add the ban to the state constitution in 2006. Even though he pushed for it to be approved then, Walker now says his position is irrelevant. "My position... read_more

Marriage Equality Round-Up 6/12/14

Jun 12th, 2014

Things are still chugging along in the Wisconsin marriage equality fight. First off, the state has changed its mind and is now processing the marriage licenses of same sex couples. The Journal-Sentinel reports:

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Office of Vital Records will fulfill all administrative duties required with regard to registering vital records. Once there is an ultimate decision... read_more

Wisconsin Marriage Equality Updates

Jun 11th, 2014

The battle over Wisconsin marriage equality marches on. A few new developments: The Seventh Circuit muddied the waters a bit yesterday/ The Journal-Sentinel reports:

...the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago issued two orders that canceled one another out. In so doing, the appellate court underlined the fact that for now it is up to county and state... read_more

Wisconsin Updates: Pizzeria Covers Newlyweds' Bill; ACLU Files for Injunction Against Ban

Jun 10th, 2014

A couple more updates out of Wisconsin this morning. First off, a Pizzeria picked up the tab for a gay couple celebrating their wedding. Towleroad.com reports:

A gay Wisconsin couple likely weren't expecting to have the day they had last Friday. First, a judge ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Second, they were married hours later. Third, the pizzeria... read_more

Wisconsin Marriage Equality Updates

Jun 9th, 2014

Although many counties in Wisconsin are now issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, some are not. Edge Boston reports:

Clerks in several counties said they would not issue licenses until they have received directions from the Wisconsin Vital Records Office, which keeps marriage records. Jennifer Miller, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health Services, which oversees vital statistics, said... read_more

Wisconsin Marriage Equality Rolls On - 41 Counties Now Issuing Marriage Licenses

Jun 9th, 2014

Same sex couples continue to marry in Wisconsin today after the judge refused to stay her ruling. The New Civil Rights Movement reports:

A U.S. District Court Judge today refused to stay or halt her Friday ruling that found Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage is illegal, paving the way for the majority of county clerk offices to offer licenses. When... read_more

Wisconsin Marriage Equality Updates

Jun 9th, 2014

Three days after a federal judge overturned the Wisconsin marriage equality ban. things are still moving rapidly. First off, the state ACLU is urging same sex couples to continue marrying as long as they can. Pink News reports:

The American Civil Liberties Union has urged same-sex couples to continue marrying, despite fears that a marriage ban could be put back in... read_more

Wisconsin Marriage Equality Continues As Couples Marry in Two Counties Saturday

Jun 8th, 2014

Same sex couples married in two counties for a second day after Friday's Wosconsin marriage equality ruling. Edge Boston reports:

Judges in Milwaukee and Dane counties are marrying gay couples for a second day following a federal judge's ruling overturning Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban. More than 60 couples were married in each county Friday, as courthouses stayed open late following... read_more

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