With Same Sex Marriage Now Legal In More Than Half Of American States, Wedding Industry Has Whole New Market To Service
Same sex marriage is now legal in more than 30 states, Pennsylvania and New Jersey included. With this new development, many in the wedding planning industry are trying to figure out to reach these new potential customers.
“I did not expect to see this in my lifetime,” said Malcolm Lazin, founder of the Philadelphia-based Equality Forum.
The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions.
A federal court bucked a trend set by 20 other courts this week when it upheld Louisiana’s ban on same sex marriage. It could push the US Supreme Court to rule on marriage equality sooner than originally thought.
The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied Schuylkill County Orphans Court Clerk Theresa Santai-Gaffney’s request to intervene in the case.
Former state representative Sam Rohrer is president of the American Pastors Network and the Pennsylvania Pastors Network, both based in Elverson, Pa.
Montgomery County clerk Bruce Hanes can resume issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Now that same sex marriage is a reality in Pennsylvania, LGBT advocates says they will now focus their efforts on gaining civil rights protection.
Eyewitness News reporter Steve Patterson shows us how Philadelphia could benefit in a big way from same-sex marriage.
“I now pronounce you husband and husband — you may seal your vows with a kiss!” Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper told Oscar Cabrera and Chris DiCapua, the first same-sex couple to marry at Philadelphia City Hall since the ban was overturned.
The legalization of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania is a huge win not only for the LGBT community, but also for the wedding industry.
Mayor Michael Nutter plans to officiate a string of same-sex weddings Friday.
Now that marriage equality is a reality in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Montco register of wills D. Bruce Hanes is still feeling the pain of his insubordination.
Chris covers the latest on the VA scandal, Allyson Schwartz’ reaction to losing the Gubernatorial Primary in Pennsylvania, and Jon Stewart’s attack on Philadelphia. He talks to Dr. Ben Carson about his new book, One Nation.
Governor Tom Corbett announced that he is giving up his fight to restore the state’s “Defense of Marriage” law.