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17
Oct 14

United States court shoots off same sex wedding bans in 5 more states

A United States federal court wiped out bans on gay and lesbian weddings in 5 more United States’ states, bringing the number where same sex weddings are permissible, or very soon would be, to thirty five.
In great news for gay and lesbian wedding supporters, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal handed down rulings covering Idaho and Nevada yesterday, but their findings also cover places like Arizona, Montana and Alaska.
The ruling read: “Intentional discrimination on the basis of gender by state actors violates the Equal Protection Clause,”
“Idaho and Nevada’s same-sex marriage proscriptions are sex based, and these bans do serve to preserve ‘invidious, archaic, and overbroad stereotypes’ concerning gender roles,”
“The bans therefore must fail as impermissible gender discrimination.”
The campaigners of same sex wedding welcomed the move and stated that this means sixty four percent of the Americans now live in places where same sex wedding is legally possible or soon be possible.
Freedom to Marry’s chief Evan Wolfson stated that they expect that the other federal appellate courts would move swiftly to end the disparity and unfair denial that too many loving and committed couples in the fifteen remaining states endure.
The newest ruling came a day after Supreme Court, earlier on Monday, denied to consider, a countrywide ruling on the divisive matter. In a sudden move, the top United States court ignored appeals from states like Oklahoma, Utah, Indiana, Wisconsin and Virginia where state level bans on gay weddings had been deemed unconstitutional.

A United States federal court wiped out bans on gay and lesbian weddings in 5 more United States’ states, bringing the number where same sex weddings are permissible, or very soon would be, to thirty five.

In great news for gay and lesbian wedding supporters, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal handed down rulings covering Idaho and Nevada yesterday, but their findings also cover places like Arizona, Montana and Alaska.

The ruling read: “Intentional discrimination on the basis of gender by state actors violates the Equal Protection Clause,”

“Idaho and Nevada’s same-sex marriage proscriptions are sex based, and these bans do serve to preserve ‘invidious, archaic, and overbroad stereotypes’ concerning gender roles,”

“The bans therefore must fail as impermissible gender discrimination.”

The campaigners of same sex wedding welcomed the move and stated that this means sixty four percent of the Americans now live in places where same sex wedding is legally possible or soon be possible.

Freedom to Marry’s chief Evan Wolfson stated that they expect that the other federal appellate courts would move swiftly to end the disparity and unfair denial that too many loving and committed couples in the fifteen remaining states endure.

The newest ruling came a day after Supreme Court, earlier on Monday, denied to consider, a countrywide ruling on the divisive matter. In a sudden move, the top United States court ignored appeals from states like Oklahoma, Utah, Indiana, Wisconsin and Virginia where state level bans on gay weddings had been deemed unconstitutional.


2
Sep 14

Eltham CFA pair Graeme and Sarah Gibson’s wedding snaps reach thousands after uploaded on Facebook

The wedding ceremony of Eltham couple Graeme Gibson and Sarah was a real firey affair. Encircled by close friends and family members, the volunteer firefighters took their wedding vows earlier on Saturday. The celebrations did not miss a beat, even at the time when a fire truck came during a photo session.
Mrs Gibson, Lieutenants at Eltham CFA, told that they met at the brigade in the year 2006, with things becoming more and more heated the following year. She added that because the CFA is such a huge part of both their lives, they always thought it would be good to include it in their wedding. The day was fun from the word go.
The celebration of the couple reached thousands and thousands after Eltham CFA uploaded wedding snaps — one of the snaps showed the bride as well as attendants acting to hose down the groom and groomsmen — on their Facebook page.
One poster told that the union would make sure the future recruiting of the brigade, when another expected that the pair would one day relish lots of happy little fairies. Mrs Gibson told that Eltham CFA was like a family for the couple, who share a passion for emergency services. Mrs Gibson’s job is at CFA’s State Control Centre. On the other hand her new husband works at the fire protection industry.

The wedding ceremony of Eltham couple Graeme Gibson and Sarah was a real firey affair. Encircled by close friends and family members, the volunteer firefighters took their wedding vows earlier on Saturday. The celebrations did not miss a beat, even at the time when a fire truck came during a photo session.

Mrs Gibson, Lieutenants at Eltham CFA, told that they met at the brigade in the year 2006, with things becoming more and more heated the following year. She added that because the CFA is such a huge part of both their lives, they always thought it would be good to include it in their wedding. The day was fun from the word go.

The celebration of the couple reached thousands and thousands after Eltham CFA uploaded wedding snaps — one of the snaps showed the bride as well as attendants acting to hose down the groom and groomsmen — on their Facebook page.

One poster told that the union would make sure the future recruiting of the brigade, when another expected that the pair would one day relish lots of happy little fairies. Mrs Gibson told that Eltham CFA was like a family for the couple, who share a passion for emergency services. Mrs Gibson’s job is at CFA’s State Control Centre. On the other hand her new husband works at the fire protection industry.


20
Jun 14

Emirati lady gets her Filipina housemaid married

Filipina house-help Nouri Tozar Torres is all set to tie the knot with Valerio on 25th April. She is now over the moon as she is getting ready to take her marriage vows. What made this event more special was the kind gesture of her employer – an Emirati woman, who has decided to show her heartfelt appreciation to her house-help of 8 and a half years by spending all the expenses of her marriage ceremony.
Jamila Abdul-Aziz Shafia, the employer, has booked a wedding hall, printed marriage invitation cards and even bought a great wedding for Nouri Tozar Torres. Nouri Tozar Torres would tie the knot with Mark Lowe Valerio.
Jamila Abdul-Aziz Shafia told that he have also purchased a crown to adorn the head of the bride. His daughter-in-law is a beauty expert and she would do the full make-up for Nouri. She said Emarat Al Youm that Nouri sought his advice when Mark proposed to her and she asked her to immediately consult her parents in the Philippines before taking any step. She confirmed that she was really very pleased for her; therefore, she decided to help.
She also added that she would not just give all the wedding expenses; but she would share the ceremony with her family members. Even housemaid Nouri expressed her pleasure as she joined the Jamila family where they treat her with tenderness and love. Nouri added that she has already sent wedding invitation to her family members and close friends in Philippines. They would attend the wedding in Dubai.

Filipina house-help Nouri Tozar Torres is all set to tie the knot with Valerio on 25th April. She is now over the moon as she is getting ready to take her marriage vows. What made this event more special was the kind gesture of her employer – an Emirati woman, who has decided to show her heartfelt appreciation to her house-help of 8 and a half years by spending all the expenses of her marriage ceremony.

Jamila Abdul-Aziz Shafia, the employer, has booked a wedding hall, printed marriage invitation cards and even bought a great wedding for Nouri Tozar Torres. Nouri Tozar Torres would tie the knot with Mark Lowe Valerio.

Jamila Abdul-Aziz Shafia told that he have also purchased a crown to adorn the head of the bride. His daughter-in-law is a beauty expert and she would do the full make-up for Nouri. She said Emarat Al Youm that Nouri sought his advice when Mark proposed to her and she asked her to immediately consult her parents in the Philippines before taking any step. She confirmed that she was really very pleased for her; therefore, she decided to help.

She also added that she would not just give all the wedding expenses; but she would share the ceremony with her family members. Even housemaid Nouri expressed her pleasure as she joined the Jamila family where they treat her with tenderness and love. Nouri added that she has already sent wedding invitation to her family members and close friends in Philippines. They would attend the wedding in Dubai.


12
Feb 14

Giudice and Lowe wedding shower

Catherine Giudice and Sean Lowe selected the more comprehensive wedding shower to celebrate their forthcoming weddings and get gifts from their loved ones. The Bachelor pair clicked a picture in front of their nuptial loot which included some boxes from the Crate & Barrell along with several other large wrapped gifts.

The groom-to-be Sean blinked a shy smile but his beloved was all giggles, offering a wide mouthed look at the camera. Catherine and Sean celebrated with friends and family members at Lowe house. Giudice uploaded a more formal snap of them later on her Instagram page. Continue reading →


2
Jan 14

United Methodist defrocks Rev. Frank Schaefer

The church officials of the United Methodist defrocked a Pennsylvania pastor back on Thursday who earlier officiated his son’s gay marriage ceremony in Massachusetts. Lebanon’s Rev. Frank Schaefer had already been debarred when he talked with the church officials to know whether he would carry on as a pastor.

He had been asked to step down if he wishes not to continue the denomination’s Book of Discipline as they the church bears gay members but refuses the practice of homosexuality. Fifty one year old Schaefer forestalled that the book knows apart against gays and it is filled with contradictory and competing statements. Continue reading →


17
Oct 13

Washington opens up about her secret wedding

Finally, Kerry Washington is revealing things regarding her secret wedding ceremony to National Football League superstar Nnamdi Asomugha. During the Paley Center for Media Q&A in New York city earlier today, the Scandal superstar was questioned about getting married in the summer. Interestingly she replied that she hates to keep secrets; that is the worst thing for her, because she always want to speak regarding about it. It was also reported that she told that she was really very private regarding her private life.

A leading entertainment news house broke the news earlier that Nnamdi Asomugha and Kerry Washington secretly tied the knot in July at an Idaho wedding ceremony. Without elaborating anything else about the wedding, she quickly changed the topic and went on to speak about her craft.

She told that she tries to be really naked emotionally in her work, and she is not holding back at all when it comes to her work suggesting a clear distinction between the private view of her personal life and the public nature of her work. She added that she is giving all that she could in her work. Therefore, her works belongs to all because that is the option he made and her own life belongs to her only.

We would have to wait and see whether the couple decided to have a baby in recent future. But there was a question what Washington’s alter ego Olivia Pope would be engaged to if she got pregnant. She told that she does not have any idea regarding that and those are Shonda questions. She never knew where the show is going.


28
Aug 13

Kodiak pair ties the knot in river wedding

Kodiak has been the scene of interesting marriage ceremonies before, but the wedding of Kadie Walsh and Dake Schmidt might take the top prize. On Saturday, the couple tied the knot in the middle of the Buskin River, companioned by their wedding party.

For MemoryMakers Tour and Guide service operators, the scene was a reminder of how they play and work. After coming out from the water, Schmidt told that that is about as Kodiak as it gets.

Dake Schmidt is a photographer and a fishing guide. On the other hand, Kadie Walsh runs Smarty Pants Graphics. The couple met 9 years ago at the Buskin River Inn, which is a restaurant and hotel situated on the banks of the river.

Since that time, they have worked with each other as well as lived together as Dake started a photo studio and started his fishing guide business. Kadie begun her very own graphic design business and go forward to serve with the guiding operation.

A 1 year hiatus in their friendship cemented their bond and love for each other. In reacting to the announcement, Dake told that it was a long time coming. Bridesmaids and groomsmen alike carried fishing rods into the river.

The marriage couple’s rings arrived in the mouths of a pair of fresh-caught king salmon kept in a cooler for the purpose. After the couple exchanged vows, plighting to stick together in huge homes and small, fish slime and all they exited the river below a ceremonial archway made by fishing rods held by the marriage party.


5
Jun 13

LGBT parade in Hanoi

On 17th May, tens of Hanoi youths donned wedding dresses and attended a parade to exhibit their support for gay wedding. The participants included Information Connecting and Sharing Center volunteers. Information Connecting and Sharing Center is an organization that supports LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender) community’s rights in Vietnam. The local LGBT community as well as the people who support them took part in the parade.

The long parade went through the big streets, parks and shopping malls with the slogan “Yeu La Cuoi – Chung Toi Ung Ho Hon Nhan Dong Gioi” that means love is to marry and they support same sex wedding.

One groom to be told that honoring the diversity of human genders as well as emotion, he and his friend attended to take wedding snaps and went to purchsase wedding rings in front of the curious eyes of many people. The ring seller even hesitated at first when she saw a female couple sporting wedding dresses come to find rings, but later she turned friendly and welcome us.

A transgender woman told that she was really afraid of coming out in public because of discrimination, but she sported a bride dress on the day. She told that she expect people would slowly erase the stigma of transgender people and would no longer call them “pe de” which is discriminating word used to describe transgender people.

Another person who made a trip across Vietnam to show her support for LGBT community, told that several people asked her if she is a homosexual or  not. Now she added that she is willing to say that she is ally of LGBT people. In her message to LGBT people, she told that thay have to live positively, as they are not alone on this journey.


24
Apr 13

Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne’s wedding

Recently it was reported that Steel Panther have kind of been asked to wreak havoc on a big celeb marriage ceremony. That is right, Steel Panther are now reportedly asking to perform at the marriage ceremony of Nickelback member Chad Kroeger and US pop singer Avril Lavigne.

A news that unsettled music fans across the world, Chad Kroeger popped the question to Avril Lavigne in August 2012, just 6 months after the pair began dating. Chad busted out an expensive fourteen carat diamond for the proposal to Avril, but this newest update on the duo’s marriage is just priceless.

Steel Panther had written romantic ballads like – Weenie Ride, Gold-Digging Whore and Asian Hooker, and now it appears that they could divertimento the future Mr. and Mrs. Kroeger at the celebration of their union. And it is also possible that Chad Kroeger himself might join the Steel Panther during their wedding performance, as the Nickelback member offered guest vocals on the track ‘It Won’t Suck Itself’ from Steel Panther’s album Balls Out that was released in 2011.

Bassist Lexxi Foxx and guitarist Satchel took to Steel Panther’s YouTube account to reveal the happy news. The duo told that they are going to a wedding. They are going to play at ‘Chaz’ as well as Avril Lavigne’s marriage. Satchel continued that they have never been to a marriage before. No one in their band has ever tied the knot, none of their parents ever tied the not.


15
Mar 13

Wedding show in Everett

Here comes the Lynnwood-Everett Wedding Show. The event would take place at The Manor’s Zahn Event Center from 10 am to 4 pm. More than thirty vendors will be present at the event – cake designers, photographers, flower, caterers as well as bridal fashion to help couples with their plans.

This is also a scope to see The Manor for the wedding day. there are no entrance fee for the show. Another wedding show will also take place at The Manor on 16th March. the name of the show is Alternative Wedding Show. to know more about the event, you can visit their website – www.manor-events.com.

even though the Carnival Triumph did not came back to Galveston this past Sunday as it was planned, a pair decided to tie the knot on a yacht in Kemah in Texas since the cruise ship forced them to cancel their actual marriage plans, 10 years in the making.

It was the really perfect marriage on the FantaSea. Summer Gallagher became Mrs. Luke Cash. The couple told that they had been planning their marriage in Cozumel, Mexico for around 8 months. Gallagher, on Sunday, saw the Carnival Triumph would not come back to Galveston

Gallagher told that it was probably the most heart-breaking thing that he has ever been through. Cash told that when they said that they had finally canceled the trip, Summer just fell apart.