Marriage Equality Coming to Taiwan?

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Taiwan may be the first place in Asia to have marriage equality should the Constitutional Court rule in favor of marriage equality in a case they are hearing today.

AFP reports:

A panel of 14 grand justices will hear a debate over a disputed law that critics say is unconstitutional because it prevents unions between gay couples.

Campaigners for change gathered with rainbow flags outside the court in Taipei, which was heavily guarded on Friday morning.

Two petitions for an interpretation of Taiwan’s Civil Code have been brought by veteran gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei and the Taipei city government, which has been receiving a growing number of requests to register gay marriages.

Lawyers for Chi, legal experts and government officials will take part in the court debate, with a ruling expected within two months.

Full Story at Towleroad.com

Sara+Ryan – Los Angeles, California

Sara+Ryan

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

We wholeheartedly see all love as equal, and we’re proud to photograph ALL couples, gay and straight.

Our photographic style combines the aesthetics of photo journalism, creative fine art, and lifestyle photography. We love the candid, emotional and objective nature of photojournalism, the creative uniqueness and beauty of fine art, and the story and reflection of lifestyle photography.

Our personal working style is relaxed, free flowing, genuine, fun, and intimate. We take great pride and responsibility in knowing our subjects before a photo is ever taken.

We treat every session as if we are photographing our closest friends. Often times, our subjects become our closest friends!

If you’re looking for a gay friendly wedding photographer in greater Los Angeles, give us a call.

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Osage Nation in Oklahoma Recognizes Marriage Equality

Osage Nation

An Oklahoma-based Native American tribe has voted to approve same-sex marriage. The Osage Nation tribe in northern Oklahoma voted on Monday in a special election to approve same-sex marriage.

As a Native American sovereign state, tribes are not affected by the 2015 Supreme Court ruling in favour of same-sex marriage. 52 percent of people in the special election voted to approve the change of definition of marriage to include same-sex couples.

The results of the election, published by Reuters, means the tribe’s judicial branch can issue marriage licences to same-sex couples.

Authored By – See the Full Story at Pink News

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florist&baker – San Francisco, California

florist&baker

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florist&baker is a boutique business offering stunning floral design and ridiculously delicious chocolate truffles in San Francisco.
We specialize in same sex weddings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

No two weddings are exactly alike – why should they be? Every wedding is completely custom from “scratch”, and uniquely your own.

As a small business, we’re personally involved in every aspect of our weddings. We book only one wedding a day, so we can be there from the planning stage to the pinning of the last boutonniere.

We use farm-fresh, locally grown flowers with intricate details and personal touches. Let florist&baker exceed your expectations!

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Amazing Alterations – Minenapolis

Amazing Alterations

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Amazing Alterations is a Minneapolis bridal and formal wear alterations company, specializing in making your dream wedding dress or suit fit you perfectly! We can even custom-make dresses, veils and accessories.

We offer wedding rings and jewelry, and lots of bling!

We can handle all wedding gown alterations, including bodice fitting, hemming, all styles of bustling of the train, and even custom embellishment with Swarovski crystals. We can also do dress reconstruction for vintage wedding gowns.

We can provide our services for the bridal party too – bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and groom, and even the grooms! Let us custom-tailor your suits, and even your military attire, including military patch placement.

If you and your partner are planning your wedding day, let us help make the two of you look your best.

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Ziebro DJ Services – Houston, Texas

Ziebro DJ Services

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All our packages include unlimited song requests, event planning, wireless microphones, and enough sound for a room of 300. Let’s get the party started!
Your celebration is a time to fully enjoy being alive. A time to gather cherished friends together, a time to celebrate, a time to enjoy great music. A A time when nothing is shortchanged, nothing is left to chance, and a time for only the most thorough and thoughtful service.

Ziebro DJ Services was created for these times. It started with a love of music that drove two giddy college students buy their first turntables in 2001.

From humble attempts at beatmixing in their college apartment, they would go on to dj at College Station’s most prominent music festival, host a radio show, be sponsored by EA Sports, and ultimately find their way to hosting the most sacred of events, the wedding ceremony.

Ziebro DJ Services is and always remains committed to one thing: being the best possible dj/mc for your wedding day. That’s why we have existed for 15 years and only have three djs in our crew. That’s why we are 5 star rated no matter which review site you choose. We believe that DJing done well is an art form, and we would love the opportunity to work with you to create an event to remember.

Several elements in our approach set us apart from our competition.Fully customized playlist and event planning – We work for you and we will meet with you as many times as needed to ensure your event is djed and MCed just how you like it. We combine our experience with your vision to craft an itinerary that will keep the dance floor rocking all night long!

Top of the line equipment – We use only the finest names in the industry (Pioneer DDJ-SSX, Serato DJ) to ensure that your music is delivered with clarity and reliability.

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO – We have djed around the state in a huge variety of settings. We have hosted multiple radio shows, held several residencies, and pour tremendous energy into everything we do. Hang out with us and have a great time!

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La Bonne Cuisine Catering and Events – San Francisco

La Bonne Cuisine Catering and Events
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Welcome to La Bonne Catering in the San Francisco Bay Area. Your wedding day together is the most important day of your lives – and if La Bonne caters your reception, it will be ours too. Our entire team will dedicate themselves to your needs.
Like other major milestones in your life, your wedding day is a precious moment, and we will work hard to ensure that your vision for this special day comes true.

We promise the finest cuisine and service for your wedding day, and offer our professional experience and style to make this a day your friends, family and the two of you will remember for a lifetime.

La Bonne is gay owned and operated, with more than 800 wedding experiences. Finally, as gays and lesbians, WE can also say yes to one other, and that makes our owner and all of our planners happy.

Let us provide you and your partner with the unforgettable experience our couples have been getting for the past twenty years – come in and have a tasting and meet our team.

My name is Christophe, and I was finally able to say YES to my own partner of seventeen years.

Together, we can make a difference.

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JBP Jewelry – Los Angeles

JBP Jewelry

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At Jewelry by Ponce, we specialize in CUSTOM wedding rings! If you’re not familiar with JBP from our local and national advertising, you should know that we have been creating fine jewelry for our own customers and for more than two hundred gay and lesbian owned or gay-friendly stores around the world since 1983.

At JBP, we offer a huge selection of jewelry, including wedding/commitment/marriage equality rings, pendants, charms, and earrings, in all metals.

You should have wedding rings as unique as the two of you – contact us and let us show you what we can do for you!

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Majority of Northern Ireland Politicians Now Support Marriage Equality

Belfast

There is now a majority in favour of legalising gay marriage in Northern Ireland. That’s the claim of a campaign group, who say most Northern Ireland Assembly members support the move.

Clare Moore, from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, said: “A decisive majority of new MLAs (Members of the Legislative Assembly) to support marriage equality”, at a press conference in Belfast organised by the Love Equality coalition.

The Democratic Unionists Party (DUP), who have a staunch conservative wing, have blocked same-sex marriages in the region for some years. They used a mechanism called ‘petition of concern’ to stop the measure being debated.

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Gardens of Paradise – Santa Clarita, California

Gardens of Paradise

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At Santa Clarita’s Gardens of Paradise, we offer 91 acres of lush gardens, which includes three romantic setting venues. Enjoy our Rose Garden, Paradise Island or the Grand Marque – our venues can handle between 50 and 1,000 guests.

We welcome all who want to enjoy a secluded, romantic atmosphere on their special day, and are thrilled to be able to work with same sex couples.

Our beautiful Bridal Suites, Man’s cave and unlimited and diverse photo shoot options have brought us a lot of media attention, too – our venue has appeared on the David Tutera show as well as many other TV and Movie shows.

Feel free to bring you own caterer and entertainers, or use our vendor list.

Our staff is fay friendly and welcoming – if you’re looking for an enchanting San Francisco Bay Area wedding venue, come see us at the Gardens of Paradise.

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