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More Than 500 Couples Gather in Miami To Renew Vows: VIDEO


Since same-sex marriage began in Florida on Monday, there have been many joyous celebrations had by newlyweds in the Sunshine State. However, as is often the case in states that at one time banned same-sex marriage, many gay couples in Florida had married outside the state in places where same-sex marriage was legal since they could not due so at home. Yesterday, over 500 such couples gathered in Miami to renew their vows and make it official in Florida. Miami New Times reports:

The atmosphere at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden was ecstatic as the couples -- who all had previously married in other states where gay unions were legal -- officially re-tied the knot in South Beach.

More than 500 attended the event, where Mayor Phillip Levine promised to make Miami Beach an international LGBT destination where weddings are now part of the agenda.

"In Miami Beach, when it comes to LGBT rights, there's no question," he told the Miami Herald. "It's a yes vote."

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Out Chef Art Smith to Throw 101 Gay Weddings At Miami Beach Hotel


With same-sex marriage now legal in Florida, out celebrity chef Art Smith has announced he will be joining forces with the James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami to throw a special wedding officiated by a mystery celebrity on Saturday, February 21st for 101 lucky gay couples, NewTimes Miami reports:

The event, coinciding with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, where Chef Smith cohosted the Big Gay Ice Cream Social, will feature food by some of Miami's best chefs, a party with a celebrity DJ, and a special cake created by Duff Goldman, star of Food Network's Ace of Cakes. 

The first 101 couples to tweet to @ChefArtSmith using #101GayWeddings will be invited to participate in the free wedding, complete with a celebrity minister to officiate the ceremony. Although the officiant has yet to be announced, it was assured that the person will be a "really big name." 

Each couple will be able to invite two guests to share the big day. Couples do not have to be Florida residents to enter but will have pay for travel to Miami if they're from out of town. 

An afterparty, in lieu of the Big Gay Ice Cream Social, is also being planned, with proceeds benefiting local LBGT charities. More info when that's announced.

Smith married his partner back in 2010 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Say 'I Do' To These 20 Twitter Pics of Marriage Equality Arriving in Florida: PHOTOS


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Yesterday we brought you news of the first same-sex couples to say "I do" in the Sunshine State. Today, same-sex couples have continued to wed across the state while Republican officials have largely either given up (e.g. Pam Bondi) or remained silent. As wedding bells ring in Florida, check out 20 of the best Twitter pics showing what equality looks like, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's Daughter Announces Engagement to Girlfriend

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Katherine Patrick (above left), Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s daughter, has announced her upcoming wedding to girlfriend Alisha Lemieux. The couple currently reside in the San Francisco Bay area where Patrick is pursuing her doctorate in psychology and Lemieux is studying sociology.

“The Governor and Mrs. Patrick joyfully announce the engagement of their daughter Katherine Wintersmith Patrick to Alisha Marie Lemieux of New Bedford,” Patrick’s office said in a press release:

"Ms. Patrick is a graduate of Smith College and is studying for her doctorate in psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California.  Ms. Lemieux is studying for her bachelor's degree in sociology at Mills College in Oakland, California.  The couple reside in the Bay Area."

Katherine Patrick has been active in her father’s campaigns, contributing to its social media presence and and appearing with the Governor in a number of LGBT events throughout Massachusetts.

Elton John and David Furnish Are Married!

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As expected, Elton John and David Furnish celebrated 21 years together with an intimate wedding ceremony at the couple's Windsor home on Sunday. 

Wrote Elton on the caption to the above photo: "That's the legal bit done. Now on to the ceremony! 
#ShareTheLove @DavidFurnish"

The 67-year-old singer set up an Instagram account for fans to share in the special day's celebration. Sons Zachary and Elijah were the ring bearers.

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Lance Bass and Michael Turchin Tie the Knot!


After three years together, Lance Bass and Michael Turchin officially exchanged vows last night at the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. 

People reports:

Wedding planner Sharon Sacks – who did Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's nuptials – produced a unique ceremony with a wedding party that included supermodel flower girls and the couple's three dogs, but also incorporated classic traditions from Bass's southern Baptist upbringing and Turchin's Jewish heritage. 

Bass says the approximately 300 guests – including Lisa Vanderpump and Bass's former 'NSYNC bandmates JC Chasez,Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick – were asked to come dressed as though they were attending "a royal wedding but at the Met Ball." 

Justin Timberlake is currently on tour and was unable to attend.

E! will be ariing a 90-minute special on the ceremony, Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding, on February 5. 

Congrats gents!


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