Martha Stewart: “I Don’t Care Who The Person Is; I Care About What The Person Does”
Martha Stewart recently had an interview with PrideSource to talk about Gay Weddings. It’s no secret that Martha carries a deep love and connection with the LGBTQ community. Many gay men perceive her as a motherly figure and perhaps that’s due in large part to her perfection and how she simply creates a work of art with practically everything she touches. Martha Stewart has had her fair share of attending same-sex weddings and she stated that they are much more similar to opposite-sex weddings than most people even realize. Stewart has been there since the beginning fighting for same-sex marital rights, long before the laws changed in 2015. In fact, it was her own magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, who featured for the first time in mainstream media, a same-sex couples wedding ceremony. Stewart, 76, is quoted by PrideSource as saying “I don’t differentiate a gay wedding from a straight wedding,” The issue now that many are focusing on is the decision the Supreme Courts will come to regarding whether business owners have the right to refuse their services to same-sex couples based on their religious views. It is decisions like this that helped form the creation of Gay-Unions so that same-sex couples don’t […]
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More than 25% of Gay Couples feel Rejected by Wedding Vendors
You’ve read so much about marriage equality in the news lately yet many wedding vendors just aren’t getting the memo. Are you aware over 30% of lesbian couples and 10% of gay men feel rejected when trying to find a wedding vendor? More than 2 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality couples are still being discriminated against. This, by the way, is one of our primary driving forces behind Gay-unions.com. We purposefully invite gay-friendly and gay-owned wedding vendors onto our site. This helps make the decision easier, less stressful and more welcoming to you the newlyweds. The problem many same-sex couples face in today’s search for a vendor is that they all may share the same traditional need for a particular wedding professional but within their needs arises a break in tradition. Perhaps the cake topper needs to be created with two men instead of the traditional bride & groom, that gown fitting might be for two, the DJ might need to adjust his/her traditional grand entrance announcements. Some vendors just don’t want to make this change, and often times for their personal beliefs. Unfortunately, this comes at a cost that you the couple often pay. This is why many […]
Where Are All The Vendors?
So perhaps you just found our recently launched brand new Gay-Friendly & Gay-Owned Wedding Vendor Directory and now you’re wondering…Where is everyone? Yes well, you see as a new internet start up these things take a little bit of time to populate and for the word to spread about our new site. We are a small staff of a few very diligent people and we are working feverishly to bring you some of the best vendors out there. In fact, we will be at our first wedding show on Monday at the Wedding MBA in Las Vegas, Nevada. We certainly hope to meet lots of wedding vendors there and we will be getting many of them to sign up on our new site. So be sure to check back in the weeks to come for a huge update on our membership. We are so excited to see how much Gay-Unions.com is going to grow over the next few weeks and the months to follow. We have lots of exciting additions in store for you. We have a blog writer coming on board, we will be featuring real Gay weddings, the photos from them and the stories behind each big day. We […]
First Gay Couple to Marry in Germany
For most Germans, they are in the midst of celebrating an age-old tradition of drinking kegs of beer at Oktoberfest, but for two lucky fellows, it’s the biggest day of their lives. Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende have become the first men to marry in Germany on the day that gay marriage has been legalized. The blissful couple said their nuptials to each other in the town hall ofSchöneberg, Berlin. Usually the registry offices are closed on Sundays, however, many German cities opened up for this special occasion making it possible for the first time ever to get married as a gay couple. Prior to today’s inaugural day, Germany has previously allowed same-sex partners to enter into what they call a registered partnership. This has been the case for the last 16 years since 2001, however, it still denied them the same status and legal rights as those that are legally married.
Co-Ed Scouts? Boy Scouts Now Allowing Girls To Join
FAMILY, NEWS by Chad Gibbs If you have been following all of the news coming out of this long-standing organization, then you probably have heard the latest. It was just announced that the Boy Scouts of America will soon be allowing girls to enter its program. While this may come as a shock to many, and perhaps controversial, what most people don’t know is that the BSA has actually already had a co-ed program that goes back to 1971. Following what amounted to some negative press, the BSA had already made a big announcement earlier this year that they would begin accepting transgender boys. It was only soon after did the first transgender child officially become a member of the Boy Scouts of America. Now on the heels of that change in policy, they are stepping up yet again to make a major change and they are now welcoming girls into their club. What will that mean for the girl scouts and more importantly how are they going to react to this possible poaching of their members, one may certainly wonder. Now you might be asking, well does this mean they’re going to be co-mingling the boys and girls. (gasp) How is […]
Playboy Features First Transgender Playmate
In other groundbreaking news, the world of Playboy who recently lost it’s founding father Hugh Hefner has just announced that it will have it’s first ever transgender playmate. Ines Rau will grace the pages of Playboy in the November spread. Rau is a 26-year-old model from Paris, France, and she says… “I will always fight for LGBTQ rights and women’s rights,” Rau tells Playboy, “but above everything else, my cause is the environment. Nothing touches me more than fighting against global warming. I was made to fight for the planet—the forest, the animals, the air. If I get famous, that’s my first battle.” Naturally, when you do something different like this, there will always be backlash, but Playboy is fighting back on social media noting that in the 1991 September issue they featured transgender model Tula and prior to that they faced much resistance in 1965 with their first black Playmate. Facing adversity is certainly nothing new to this powerhouse magazine, and keeping up with the change in times is something they never seem to be afraid of and have no issues with embracing.
Recent Study Says Kids Raised By Gay Parents Are Fine…DUH!
To think that a study was even warranted for this logical conclusion is just ridiculous, but worse studies have been commisioned. The haters in this world who proclaim to know all this parenting have just been proved wrong. These anti-gay parenting advocates just don’t get it. Not everything is onesided and narrowminded. It’s time to stop the condemnation of love for our children because of your political and hidden agenda’s. The Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics conducted by Wolters Kluwer actually proved that children with queer parents were in no way, shape, or form disadvantaged growing up for having less “traditional” parents. They also go on to say “Our findings suggested that children with same-sex parents farewell, both in terms of psychological adjustment and prosocial behavior,” said Professor Roberto Baiocco, PhD, from the Sapienza University of Rome. The study looked at Italian families, ranging from gay dads, lesbian moms, and straight couples as parents of children aged three to 11. The parents all took a survey, indicating their own levels of success as a family. “The present study warns policy-makers against making assumptions on the basis of sexual orientation about people who are more suited than others to be parents or about […]
Politics as usual in Washington – Clinton vs Kavanaugh
Last Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford recounted many details at the Senate Judiciary Hearing regarding the night Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her when they were in high school in 1982, Kavanaugh responded with anger, tears, deflection, dissembling, and blame. With conspiracy theories being tossed around that there was some sort of plotted revenge on behalf of the Clintons for losing the Presidency. This kind of scene is usually found on prime time on NBC. At The Atlantic Festival in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughed off the accusation before offering up sobering thoughts about Kavanaugh’s possible ascension to the Supreme Court, according to CNN. “It was just part of the whole of his defensive and unconvincing presentation,” Clinton replied after laughing when The Atlantic’s editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg asked about Kavanaugh’s blame-throwing at the Clintons. “They give us a lot of credit. Thirty-six years ago we started this against him,” Clinton joked. “Back at Yale,” Goldberg suggested. “Even before. In high school, apparently,” Clinton replied. Kavanaugh’s open remarks were certainly quite heated and a bit far-fetched. Although in the political realm we constantly find ourselves in, it would seem nothing is impossible. He is quoted as saying “A calculated and orchestrated political […]