A Sweet Evening with Two Brides

On a beautiful evening I married two lady loves on the pool deck at the Crowne Royal on Jacksonville, FL’s southbank in downtown on the shores of the St. John river. Congratulations dear friends!!

Sand pouring ceremony

Sand pouring ceremony

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WXJT Discusses Economic Impact of Gay Marriage

Recently interviewed by WXJT’s Alicia Booth, That Wedding Lady, Rachel McMurray shares her thoughts on the economic impact of gay marriage and same sex weddings in Florida particularly to Jacksonville’s Duval County.

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Gay marriage economic impact to Florida

Jacksonville Business Journal Interview with That Wedding Lady

Gay wedding provider, That Wedding Lady shares thoughts with the Jacksonville Business Journal on January 6, 2015 as she weds Duval County’s first same sex couple on the first day gay weddings become legal in Florida. TWL married two men on the steps of Duval County’s main branch.

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Washington Post Coverage of That Wedding Lady, Rachel McMurray

I’ve gone national Baby! Same sex weddings and gay marriage have become legal in Florida. Read this Washington Post article citing Rachel Smith McMurray as she conducts the first gay wedding in Duval County, Florida in Jacksonville.

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Washington Post Coverage of That Wedding Lady


Legal Gay Marriage Comes to Florida

On January 6, 2015, I married the very first gay couple in Duval County, Florida. Tim and Garlyn Purcell took their vows with tears in their eyes, the sun on their shoulders and the whole world watching on the steps of the courthouse. It gave me tremendous pride to be a part of this historic moment in Jacksonville and I’m humbled to have made them so very happy.

Same Sex Marriage Economic Impact Interview with That Wedding Lady

Same sex marriage is coming to Florida in a big way. Today the first gay wedding was performed in the state and I perform my first legal gay wedding tomorrow morning on the steps of the courthouse in Jacksonville. Take a peek at my January 5, 2015 interview where I talk with a reporter from WXJT about the economic impact to Duval and other local counties.

Dolly Parton on Gay Marriage

Gay marriage in Florida is a red hot topic right now, and I just love Dolly Parton’s response to gay hating conservatives admonishing her over the high number of LGBT visitors to Dollywood, her amusement park in Tennessee.

Best line in the article in support of gay marriage, “I think everyone should be with who they love,’ she said. “I think gay couples should be allowed to marry. They should suffer just like us heterosexuals.”

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That Wedding Lady In The News

Inevitably whenever same-sex marriages are in the news, I know my phone will ring with the next reporter looking for an interview. It gives me great joy to share my knowledge with others in hopes of shortening the time line allowing all those in love to legitimately marry.

I recently spoke with Catherine Byerly of the Jacksonville Business Journal about the economic impact of allowing same sex marriages in Florida.

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Gay Weddings in Florida – The Day is Coming!

The day is coming my friends when Florida lawmakers will no longer be able to dictate whom can marry whom. Whether Florida goes kicking and screaming like an tantrummy 3 year old, or somehow manages to salvage some grace and class by making this change without all the anticipated ugliness the issue ignites remains to be seen. My guess is the first option is most likely. Scroll down to read further op-ed.

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Florida Same Sex Commitment Ceremony

Pride! Not gay. Not straight. Not anything else. Just pride….in who we are and the people we love.

Florida’s southern contingent, infinitely more tolerant and embracing the live and let live philosophy has gained so much ground that approximately 72% of Floridians now believe that gay people should be allowed to marry. Northeast Florida by contrast still exhibits a stubbornness to change as evidenced by their much lower numbers of support. Despite this, approval numbers for gay marriage are creeping up in this region.

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Can you feel the love?

Once again the issue circles round and should enough signatures be obtained on a petition I myself recently signed, Tallahassee will again be putting this up for a vote in the next battle for supremacy. Eventually this bill WILL pass and gay people will be allowed to marry whom they choose just like everyone else.

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Taking vows

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My darling friends, Jay and Yanira on their wedding day.

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