Given the nervousness LGBTQ couples are feeling in response to the outcome of the Presidential election here in the USA, many of the wedding professionals who are members of Rainbow Wedding Network are finding pro-active ways to offer support.
One of our longtime allies, Rev. Marian Hale with All Ceremonies Beautifully Done! has come forward with the following announcement:
"During 2017, I have several same sex weddings booked -- and I have made this offer to all of them as I will to any couple who wishes me to officiate their upcoming wedding...
To get your license paperwork taken care of, I will marry an LGBTQ couple any time NOW -- at a Starbucks, or in your home, or in my home. Then we will celebrate together with your big ceremony next year for family and friends. No fee for this, it's just part of your wedding! Let's not take a chance on whatever actions Pence and his like might be planning! Just do it!!!
Blessings to all."
Rev. Marian is based in the Chicago area, and she invites any couple who is seeking an officiant to reach out to her with questions. She has actively supported the LGBTQ community for decades!
Rev. Marian, All Ceremonies Beautifully Done phone 847-491-0603 www.RevMarian.com
Other wedding professionals and LGBTQ advocates are finding similar ways to support the community. It is heartening, and I invite us all to extend thanks whenever possible: Throughout the next few years, it will become that much more important for those of us who are like-minded, with regard to true equality, to uplift and inspire one another!
Last Updated on Monday, 21 November 2016 13:06
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I have no doubt we'll be adding many more posts to our blog in the upcoming months regarding concerns we have for the LGBT community, now that Mr. Trump has been elected as President. It is a sobering time, to say the least.
As we all reel from this election outcome, I encourage you to give yourself time to process what's happened, grieve, gather with others who are safe and likeminded, and breathe. After that, I encourage you to find ways that are meaningful to you in which you feel you can remain active and vigilant: If we all work together, uplift one another, and find ways to continue to forward our rights as a minority in America, we will get through this period more easily and more successfully.
Take heart, you are not alone.
However... it is important to remain informed. Here is one tidbit of information. Again, it is sobering:
Trump picks anti-LGBT hate group to run domestic policy transition:
Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 15:29
Marianne & Cindy, the founders of RainbowWeddingNetwork.com, adopted their daughter ten years ago, and are now in the process of adopting once again through open adoption. Marianne recently posted this article to their agency's blog, and we thought it fitting to share here as well.
Enjoy the article! And thank you for spreading the word that these two great moms are searching for their next precious baby :)
Last Updated on Friday, 07 October 2016 16:26
12-year-old boy in Mexico stands against 11,000 anti-gay protesters. Such courage!
Image courtesy Manuel Rodriguez
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 16:37