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Published: Friday, 01 August 2014 18:20
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Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2014 17:05
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Go outside the wedding present box for your registry with these 5 great ideas.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Rules Virginia’s Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional
Published: Monday, 28 July 2014 18:42
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It seems Virginia really is for lovers, after all.

 

Q Well, we were excited about coming to New York to get married until the judge said he would not perform the ceremony because his Catholic priest cousin warned him against this. We need help! Our families have already made reservations at Holiday Valley. Do we need to scrap these plans?

John

Dear John,

Please don't cancel your wedding because of one homophobic man! New York is a kind and caring oasis of supportive and equality-minded wedding vendors, including officiants. We list several fantastic New York officiants in our Local Resources directory of gay-friendly wedding vendors, but I'm also going to open this up to all our readers so we can find someone perfect for your day. 

EW readers, please comment below with recommendations for wedding officiants in the Western New York area who can help John and his fiance! 

Kirsten Ott Palladino is the co-founder and editor in chief ofEqually Wed, an award-winning wedding and honeymoon magazine for gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, queer and allied couples. Follow Kirsten on Twitter. Connect with her on FacebookThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your gay wedding questions. If she can't answer it, she'll find another expert who can!

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