Friday, January 18, 2013

Awesome Giveaway in Support of Marriage Equality!

Are you engaged?
Do you live in Maryland?
If so, I have some really great news for you! 

Capitol Romance and Maggie Winters Photography want to give YOU a free 2-hour photoshoot. The photoshoot will be shot by Maggie of Maggie Winters photography and styled by the incredibly creative Bree of Capitol Romance.

Trust me. You want to win this!

Okay, enough's the scoop on how to land this great prize:

  1. Mosey on over to Capitol Romance (here is the full link:
  2. Leave a comment on the Capitol Romance blog (not ours) with your creative idea for a photography session
  3. Be sure to tell 'em Say I Do! sent you. This won't boost your chances of winning but will score you brownie points with me :-)
  4. The giveaway closes Jan 31st. So expect a winners announcement shortly thereafter
And that's it! Do enter and please share!

Thank you and may the odds be ever in your favor!!

Fort Bragg Army Spouses Club Discriminates (Again) Against Lesbian Couple

A few months ago the story broke about The Association of Bragg Officers' Spouses (ABOS) denying Ashley Broadway, wife of Lt. Col. Heather Mack membership in their organization. The reason? They cited some rule that never existed to keep Ashley out of the club. Though the couple have been together for 15 years and married since November of 2012, ABOS refused to grant membership. 

After much backlash, we learned the club offered Ashley "special guest membership" which allows her to attend club activities but will not be afforded voting privileges. 

To me, what ABOS essentially is telling Ashley is to sit in the back of the bus, to drink from the water fountain around the back and to sit in the designated "gay only" area. This is discrimination and segregation and we simply cannot continue to stand for it.

This is ridiculous, honestly, if I were Ashley I don't know if I would even be interested in hanging around with a group of women like that. Even though, the fact remains there is not reason she should not be afforded membership other than discriminatory reasons and I believe she should continue to fight unfairness. 

To get the full story visit:

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WE DO Campaign Marches for Marriage Equality on Jan 17 2013

The Campaign for Southern Equality will be in Arlington, Virginia tomorrow, Jan 17th. 16 same-sex couples from several Southern states will attempt to apply for a marriage license and subsequently be denied. "The actions on January 17 are intended to highlight the lives and stories of LGBT people from across the South; the powerful reality that in our nation’s capital LGBT people have the right to marry; and the injustice that legal marriages between same-sex couples are not recognized in the South." (via the WE DO site). 

You are able to RSVP by filling out the Get Involved form here: 

If you would like to participate, meet at the Arlington Courthouse at 10am.

After all couples have attempted to apply for (and be denied) a marriage license, the group will take a 4.5 march to the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC the estimated time of arrival is 1:15. However, this may take longer due to a number of factors, so a realistic expectation is between 1:15-2:30.

If you can not make it to the courthouse in Arlington, feel free to join the group at the Jefferson Memorial. If you work in DC please come out and show your support.

I strongly urge everyone to get involved with this remarkable event. Southern states like Virginia have long been held as completely anti-marriage equality. Yes, we have been dealt set backs, but that is no reason to give up and stop moving forward.

To join or to learn more visit: Be sure to RSVP and the team will send out additional information.