We're here to help you keep moving forward , no matter what your plans are. Check these out! Choosing special ceremony readings from songs, books, movies or poems is one of the most fun parts of building your LGBTQ wedding ceremony. Here are some really beautiful pieces about love — culled from a variety of sources — to inspire your gay wedding vows. Of course, your wedding officiant will help you create your ceremony and may have additional ideas for readings to personalize your wedding.
We're here to help you keep moving forward , no matter what your plans are. Listen to 25 of our favorite gay wedding songs for first-dance inspiration! King Slow, sweet and perfect for swaying, this classic has stayed relevant for decades of couples. Sparse words and an intense theme make this ode to undying love great for the first twirl. Others will appreciate the tender message of this timeless love song. This classic 60s ballad is one of our all-time favorite gay wedding songs.
The case began back in January , when Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the since-closed Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery just outside Portland, Oregon, cited their religious beliefs when declining to make a wedding cake for Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer. Following the incident, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found the Kleins in violation of a state law that protects the rights of LGBTQ people in employment, housing and public accommodations. In , the couple was ordered to pay the Bowman-Cryers emotional distress damages. On Thursday, nearly five years after the incident that ignited the case, the Oregon Court of Appeals sided with the state and upheld the penalty against the Kleins. Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer applauded the ruling through a statement released by their attorney.
And we promise—these super stunning snapshots will hit you straight in the feels. A victory for love, same-sex weddings are currently legally recognized in 30 countries and territories. Getting married is undeniably one emotional and celebratory affair —but to be able to tie the knot with the love of your life after being denied the right to do so? Now that is a whole different kind of celebration, bringing a new meaning to the monumental milestone.