Where Can I Get Married?
When we founded this business back in 1999, no states -- zero, zilch, nada -- offered legal marriage recognition for same sex couples. At the time, we were simply doing our best to innovate by being a voice for change while providing hard-to-find products for couples who were creating ceremonies for themselves, without the help of lawmakers.
But, at last! The day we have dreamed of is upon us! Couples may now choose to live in one of several states which offers legal recognition for same sex couples.
Legal requirements differ in each of these states & countries, but many GayWeddings.com clients want to learn more about how to get legally married or seek a Civil Union and where they can go.
Here are a few resources, including links to find information for registering for a civil union or marriage license in applicable jurisdictions:
Freedom to Marry's Roadmap to Victory
Getting a license in Maryland
Getting a license in Washington state
Getting a License in New York City
District of Columbia
How to apply for a marriage license in D.C.
GLAD's How To Get Married Guide
How to get married
Hawaii (Civil Unions):
Delaware (Civil Unions):
Civil union license (New Castle, DE)
Information for a New Jersey Civil Union License
Tying the knot in California, 2008
Proposition 8 has nullified gay marriage, has been found unconstitutional, and is in the appeals process.
Getting married in Canada
As always, we encourage you to contact a lawyer to discuss your personal situation, local laws, and how this decision in unchartered territory may or may not affect you!
(Credit: Lys Wilcox)