Our rainbow themed wedding 9/22/2012 <3
I wanna share this again since I have and following a lot more lesbians :)
Location: Brawner Hall Smyrna, Gerogia (10 mins outside Atlanta)
All our girls/Boi’s and my wife wore a color depicting the rainbow and we bought them all high top Nike’s to match :)
photography by K. L o v e P h o t o g r a p h y https://www.facebook.com/K.Love.Photo
My 76 year-old grandmother (left) married her partner of thirty years today. They have both been in my life since I was born, but now Yvonne is “legally” a part of the family. I love them both so much and wish them the best marriage ever, to accompany the best relationship ever!
In December 2008 B and I decided that we wanted to throw a party and find an excuse to have drinks with our family and friends. Initially we were going to throw a joint birthday party, but after a few drinks we decided that we should get hitched. Being the politically incorrect dykes that we are we decided to NEVER refer to the celebration as a “commitment ceremony”, and we re-named it our “Lesbo Love Fest”.
We decided that we would set the date for January 7th, 2010 - which was the 3rd anniversary of us officially becoming a couple. We wanted to keep the celebration small, and intimate, and chose to only invite the people who knew (and loved) us as a couple. We also wanted it all to take place somewhere that held special meaning to us. So we booked out the entire Monreale Estate in the Dandenongs, which was the place where we had spent our first anniversary weekend (totally not taking into consideration that the Dandenongs are at high risk of bush fires in January but you know, YOLO!).
For the next 13months we planned every single detail together (with the exception of B’s dress - I wasn’t allowed to see it before our special day), and we decided that we wouldn’t scrimp on anything. If we wanted it, we had it.
What ensued was 3 days of love and laughter with our nearest and dearest, followed by one hell of a hangover!
And one day, when it’s FINALLY legal, we plan on doing it all over again!EDIT: for some reason YouTube has set the video to desktop only, and I can’t seem to change it.
I love this description. So funny!
Marriages around the region show that the desire to wed is not just a part of the Western LGBT rights struggle.
This is such an interesting article. Many of the Asian countries minus China tend be forgotten in this part of the world but stories like these let us know they exist, too.
The First-Ever Same-Sex Marriage In Illinois Has Occurred: Congratulations Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert
Illinois today saw its first-ever same-sex wedding after a terminally ill lesbian was granted permission to marry months before the law goes into effect.When Illinois became the 16th state to legalize gay marriage earlier this month, it was bittersweet for the couple, in their mid-60s. They feared that Vernita Gray might not live until the law would allow them to wed. They filed a lawsuit, and a federal judge allowed the two women, in their mid-60s, to get an expedited marriage license. “She went from one day being as full of energy as she could be to being completely bedridden,” Patricia Ewert said of her partner’s deterioration. As for waiting until June, Ewert said: “It’s a long time in the cancer world.” But the mood was cheerful and festive Wednesday; Ewert wore leopard print and Gray donned a dark leather jacket. They quick signed the papers after the ceremony. “It’s a great day for Vernita and Pat, and an historic day for Illinois, for a deserving and loving couple to have the chance to be married on an expedited basis,” John Knight, LGBT Project Director at the ACLU of Illinois, said in a statement. “Their love and commitment to each other has been demonstrated over time, and we’re thrilled they didn’t have to wait.”
Click over to Windy City Times for many great photos by Hal Balm.
I am writing this post in response to a whole bunch of arguments for and against gay marriage and civil unions in the hopes that I will not be just another whisper in all the noise. The fact that we are still having this discussion just boggles my brain. I would like to make a few points.
First of all, you can’t force your religion on people in a country that boasts freedom of religion. Maybe your god says homosexuality is wrong, but maybe someone else’s god says homosexuality is okay. Homosexuality is going to be practiced whether or not there are laws in place to stop same-sex couples from getting married. Who is anyone to say that someone should not be able to do something just because a group of people not being affected by it do not like it? Most states currently ban same-sex couples joining altogether, while a few states throw same-sex couples a bone by saying “you can join together, we’re just going to call it a civil union instead of a marriage.”
This brings me to my next point: a civil union is not the same as a marriage. A civil union is a step toward gay marriage. Civil unions do have legal protections at the state level. However, there are many rights (as stated above) that a marriage has but a civil union does not. Civil unions were created as “separate but equal” institutions to marriage but as you can see, they are not equal. In addition to not having the same rights, same-sex couples have to give up a bit of dignity to get a civil union. Legal forms asking “married, divorced, widowed, or single” generally do not have a place for civil unions forcing same-sex couples in civil unions to check “single”. Marriage is something that is universally understood and recognized while a civil union is not.
All of this being said, some religious people still get bent out of shape about using the word “marriage” when it comes to gay couples. The word carries with it a religious connotation and America strives to keep church and state separate. I read an article recently that actually made some good points about what we could do about that. Make all legal unions, gay and straight alike, “civil unions” instead of “marriages”. Give all civil unions equal rights. If anyone wants to call it a marriage, they can get religiously married instead of legally married.
I hope my points made some sense to you, and I also hope you will click on the links to read some other articles for more information about this issue. I’m not an expert on the subject, I just believe in equal rights for all people.