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  • Man-child Andrew Cuomo throws hissy fit to prevent Trump-appointed federal judges from officiating at weddings

    12/23/2019 1:33:20 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies
    New York’s TDS-addled governor Andrew Cuomo (D) vetoed a bill that would have permitted federal judges to officiate at weddings because Trump. The bill was innocuous and passed both NY state’s senate and assembly with overwhelming and bipartisan support. Cuomo’s veto memo specified that Trump-appointed federal judges should not be allowed to perform weddings in the state . . . because Trump appointed them.
  • NY gov (Cuomo) blocks some federal judges from officiating at weddings - because they might be Trump nominees

    12/23/2019 7:26:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 12/23/19 | Allan Smith
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a non-controversial bipartisan bill that would have allowed all federal judges to officiate weddings in the state because some might have been nominated to the bench by President Donald Trump. "I cannot in good conscience support legislation that would authorize such actions by federal judges who are appointed by this federal administration," Cuomo's veto message stated, the New York Post reported. "President Trump does not embody who we are as New Yorkers," the Democratic governor added on Friday. "The cornerstones that built our great state are diversity, tolerance, and inclusion. Based on these...
  • Pinterest and The Knot Pledge to Stop Promoting Plantation Weddings

    12/07/2019 12:52:55 PM PST · by Drew68 · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/05/2019 | Heather Murphy
    Five major websites often used for wedding planning have pledged to cut back on promoting and romanticizing weddings at former slave plantations. Pinterest, The Knot Worldwide — which owns The Knot and WeddingWire — and Brides announced Wednesday that they would make a variety of changes, including removing all references to plantations on their sites and prohibiting adjectives like “charming” to describe venues where many Americans’ ancestors were once enslaved, tortured and raped. And on Thursday, Zola said it would remove plantations from its venue listings. The developments, a number of which were reported by BuzzFeed News, came in response...
  • Couple's MAGA-themed wedding pays tribute to President Trump (Michigan)

    07/11/2019 4:52:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    KOAA-TV ^ | July 11, 2019 | Scripps National
    A Michigan couple says in addition to celebrating their love, they decided to use their wedding day as an opportunity to celebrate President Donald Trump. The bride, Audra Johnson, says the idea for the “Make America Great Again” wedding came when the couple decided on a patriotic-themed celebration. “We both love our country,” Audra says. Audra and her husband, Jeff Johnson, tied the knot in front of friends and family on July 4 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Audra’s wedding dress was sure to capture everyone’s attention. The bride wore a white dress with the words "Make America Great Again" in red...
  • Austin wedding business feeling impact of government shutdown

    01/25/2019 2:46:22 PM PST · by bgill · 19 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 25, 2019 | Matthew Prendergast
    A small wedding business in Austin is taking a huge blow due to the government shutdown. Lorelei Starbuck, owner of "Elope in Austin" says federal employees trying to get married through her company have had to back out because of the lack of money. Starbuck says her business has seen a 50-percent drop in calls and inquiries in the last two weeks. The slow bookings have impacted everyone that takes a part in the wedding including caterers, officiants, photographers, and florists. “It's going to take some time to rebuild the business we've lost. But it will definitely impact our bottom...
  • Chill: It’s Not Time To Get All Wee-weed Up Yet

    07/22/2018 5:17:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-22-18 | MOTUS
    Maybe it’s because it was the third of three weddings since May; maybe it’s just because we’re getting old. The night was a whirl of deafening music, wild little children chasing laser lights on the dance floor like a herd of cats while young adults and near-adults danced to the oldies (it’s amazing how many really old songs, recycled by new artists, make their way into the modern wedding repertoire) well into the wee hours.Of course it was lovely, all weddings are: the bride was radiantly gorgeous, the parents understandably misty-eyed (she is their first, he is their last) and...
  • Woman goes broke attending 20 weddings in 4 years

    04/17/2018 5:20:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Sun ^ | April 16, 2018 | Jenny Francis
    “We’re engaged!” The phrase can cause excitement … or fear. Once the joy wears off after hearing your pals are getting hitched, you realize your bank ­balance is about to take a massive hit. Georgina Childs, 30, has had enough of forking out as a result of being a wedding guest… The PR account manager from Essex, England, got herself into Ł2,000 (almost $2,900) of debt and had to move back in with her with her parents after attending 20 weddings and 12 hen dos (bachelorette parties) in four years.
  • The Bonds of Traditions in America's Melting Pots

    11/28/2017 4:05:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 28, 2017 | Salena Zito
    PITTSBURGH -- Barb Yavorcik's husband jokes that when he called his mother to tell her they were engaged, she hung up the phone and turned the oven on to preheat. Why? "To bake the cookies for the wedding, of course," she said. In certain parts of the country, particularly in Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Pennsylvania, where the Yavorcik family came from, if you do not have a cookie table at your wedding reception -- actually, several tables ready to greet your guests -- you may as well expect nothing short of a revolt. Or at least lifelong judgment and gossip about...
  • Ultimate bridezilla? Woman makes her friends BID in an auction for a place in her bridal party [TR}

    07/30/2017 2:17:23 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2017 | Bianca London
    It's natural for any bride to feel stressed in the run up to their big day but walking down the aisle can often turn women into demanding bridezillas. And one lady, thought to be from the US, believes her sister is the biggest bridezilla of them all - after revealing she made her friends bid in an auction to secure a spot in her bridal party. Writing on Reddit, the 33-year-old dubbed her sister 'self-absorbed' as she revealed the bride-to-be was holding an auction for her potential bridesmaids to compete in for a place in her wedding. The sister explained...
  • Why do modern brides insist on weddings so lavish they leave guests BROKE? [tr]

    03/29/2017 6:38:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 113 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 29, 2017 | Lauren Libbert
    As chief bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding, Claire Duke knew a certain amount of responsibility and planning would fall to her. What she didn’t imagine was that it would cost her so much money to attend the lavish ceremony that her debt would last longer than her friend’s marriage. Claire’s friend, Siobhan, chose a Caribbean beach setting for her big day four years ago. Claire, 33, a chef from the Isle of Man, says: ‘They wanted us to be there no matter what.’
  • Conservative group ousts rabbi for performing intermarriages

    12/20/2016 12:33:28 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 5 replies
    JTA ^ | December 19, 2016 | Ben Sales
    EW YORK (JTA) – Conservative Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom has been expelled from the Rabbinical Assembly, the movement’s rabbis’ association, for performing interfaith weddings. An ordained Conservative rabbi for 44 years, Rosenbloom was expelled by unanimous vote last month after a hearing of the R.A.’s Executive Council. Since 1972, the Conservative movement has prohibited its rabbis from officiating at or even attending intermarriages. Rosenbloom told JTA the council offered to retain his membership in exchange for a promise not to perform any more intermarriages. Rosenbloom declined the offer.
  • Dakota Fred Hurt marries Jennifer Sheets, may be returning to Gold Rush?

    10/16/2016 2:14:56 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 15 replies
    Starcasm ^ | August 7, 2016 | Asa Hawks
    We have some great news to report for old school fans of Gold Rush as former star Dakota Fred Hurt has married Jennifer Sheets, his Executive Assistant and cook for his mining crew! In attendance at the wedding was fellow Gold Rush star Tony Beets and his wife Minnie Beets. [snip] Dakota Fred and son Dustin Hurt announced back in February that they were looking for crew members to run “a swift water suction dredge gold mine high up in the mountains of S E Alaska,” and the job posting included the sentence: “You will also need to be happy...
  • Humanist Weddings Outstrip Church of Scotland Ceremonies for First Time

    08/19/2016 8:26:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    The number of weddings being performed by the Church of Scotland slipped below the number of humanist ceremonies taking place for the first time last year, latest figures have shown. The decline in church weddings is yet another indication of declining support for the increasingly liberal Kirk. According to figures from the National Records of Scotland 4,290 Humanist wedding ceremonies took place in Scotland in 2015, of which approximately 80 percent (3,378) were conducted by the Humanist Society Scotland (HSS).
  • And Out You Go! Why Fainting Is So Common in Church

    05/25/2016 8:40:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-24-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    And Out You Go! Why Fainting Is So Common in Church Msgr. Charles Pope • May 24, 2016 • In my over 26 years as a priest (even longer serving in some capacity at the Holy Liturgy) I have witnessed more than a few people faint. Some just slump over; others go out with a real bang. Weddings are a big source of fainting spells, but just about any long Mass produces its share of “lights out” experiences. Some years ago, when I was serving as First Assistant Deacon for a Pontifical Solemn High Mass in the Basilica, we...
  • Texas Judge James R. DePiazza Has Bizarre New Wedding Requirement

    07/14/2015 11:40:03 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 14, 2015 | Ed Mazza
    A Texas judge is so opposed to same-sex weddings that he wants every couple he marries -- straight or gay -- to sign a document acknowledging his views. The agreement required by Judge James R. DePiazza, of The Colony, which is just north of Dallas, states that he doesn't want to perform same-sex weddings but will do so if asked ... "I think it's an interesting innovation in trying to hold your nose and do your job by making everybody else hold your nose as well," Katherine Franke, the director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project at Columbia University's law...
  • Should the Presidency Hang on a Hypothetical Gay Wedding Invitation?

    04/24/2015 7:09:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | April 24, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    In a year and a half, Americans will elect a new president. What issues will be foremost in their minds? Allow me to set the table for you: The U.S. economic recovery is anemic at best, with long-term joblessness still a major problem confronting millions of Americans. Income inequality has widened, and poverty has increased. In the past six years, scandal has shaken the VA, the IRS, ATF, the Justice Department and most recently the DEA, which is why it's not surprising that Americans name "government" the most important problem facing the country today, according to Gallup. Overseas, the Islamic...
  • Critics of Indiana’s religious freedom law are trying to have their cake and eat it, too

    04/05/2015 10:40:31 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    After all the heated rhetoric over Indiana’s controversial religious freedom law, this rights debate could ultimately come down to a cake war. Just as diners were at the epicenter of the fight over racial desegregation, bakeries have become a flashpoint today. Conservatives in Indiana and elsewhere have objected to bakers (and florists and photographers) being “forced by the government to participate in a homosexual wedding.” While those conservatives have been rightly ridiculed for failing to explain how the Indiana law as originally formulated would not license bigotry, critics can be equally chastised for failing to explain where to draw the...
  • Three Florida Counties Put an End to Courthouse Weddings to Avoid Performing Gay Marriage Ceramonies

    01/01/2015 11:01:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/01/2015 | Samuel Smith
    In response to the likelihood that a federal judge will rule that a lift on the state's gay marriage ban will apply to all Florida counties, three Jacksonville-area counties have decided that they'll stop conducting courthouse weddings. In order to avoid having to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies, clerks of courts in Duval County, Baker County and Clay County have decided to put an end to all courthouse weddings in their counties, The Florida Times-Union reported Wednesday. Although the report states that the clerks listed multiple reasons for their decision, with the state's limbo over gay marriage being one of them,...
  • City Threatens to Arrest Ministers Who Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Weddings

    10/20/2014 12:08:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/14 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to $1,000 in fines, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court.</p> <p>Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.</p>
  • Vatican weddings a signal of “progressivism” at upcoming synod?

    09/15/2014 2:06:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/15/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    With the Vatican’s Synod on the Family fast approaching and Pope Francis’ call to the Catholic Church to be a “field hospital for sinners” more focused on mercy than rules, lots of people are looking for hints at what the gathering of bishops will urge at the extraordinary synod next month. A wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter’s Square, some of whom cohabited prior to marriage, has CBS News hailing the “progressive Pope,” who’s progressively progressive. Or something: Many had been living together prior to getting married, which is forbidden in Catholicism. Some even have children.But none of...