Press and Media

Read press coverage and media interviews and view galleries of That Wedding Lady, Rachel McMurray.

Video Interview with That Wedding Lady on the Economic Benefit to Gay Marriage in Florida
http://www.news4jax.com/news/more-marriages-leads-to-more-money/30509710

First Coast News coverage and video of the first gay wedding performed in Duval County, Jacksonville, FL by Rachel Smith McMurray, That Wedding Lady on January 6, 2015
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/media/cinematic/video/21352817/watch-same-sex-couples-get-hitched-in-duval-county/

Jacksonville Business Journal interview discussing economic impact of gay marriage to the Florida economy.
http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2015/01/06/as-jacksonville-ends-courthouse-ceremonies-same.html

Jacksonville Business Journal Economic Outcomes, August 2014
http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2014/08/20/same-sex-weddings-could-bring-182-million-to-the.html

I made the lead article on the front page of the Florida Times Union newspaper and they even included a great photo of the back of me (hahaha) but I’m quoted extensively.
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2015-01-06/story/same-sex-weddings-held-inside-outside-duval-courthouse-gay-marriage-ban

Action News posts a photo of That Wedding Lady on its Twitter Feed
https://twitter.com/RussellANjax/status/552459185217355777

Sun Sentinel News includes photos of That Wedding Lady

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/pictures/sofla-ugc-photo-that-wedding-lady-2015-01-16-photo.html
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/pictures/sofla-ugc-photo-gay-day-wedding-sign-2015-01-16-photo.html

The Daily Record
http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=544647

Allison Griner, Freelance Journalist, Vimeo Feed
http://vimeo.com/116217335

WXJT News Print Article and Related Video (I am not in the video)
http://www.news4jax.com/news/samesex-marriage-ruling-could-help-jacksonville-economy/30508142

Read article and scroll to bottom to view related photo gallery in First Coast News
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/st-augustine/2015/01/06/gay-marriage-courthouse-st-johns-county/21322435/

On January 6, 2015, national coverage of Florida’s first day for legal gay marriage was provided by the Associated Press and picked up by most major news outlets throughout the US. Below is a list of organizations that carried the article:

The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/01/06/us/ap-fl-gay-marriage-florida.html?_r=1

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/fla-could-become-deep-souths-prime-gay-wedding-destination/2015/01/06/6ef74bdc-95dc-11e4-8385-866293322c2f_story.html

US News and World Report
http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2015/01/06/fla-could-become-deep-souths-prime-gay-wedding-destination

Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/06/florida-gay-destination-weddings_n_6425646.html?utm_hp_ref=weddings&ir=Weddings

Greenwich Times
http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/texas/article/Fla-could-become-Deep-South-s-prime-gay-wedding-5997202.php

Boston Edge
http://www.edgeboston.com/news/national/news/170087/fla_could_become_deep_south%27s_prime_gay_wedding_destination_

WAVY News
http://wavy.com/ap/fla-could-become-deep-souths-prime-gay-wedding-destination/

Brattleboro Reformer
http://www.reformer.com/nation/ci_27267670/fla-could-become-deep-souths-prime-gay-wedding

The Gayly
http://www.gayly.com/fla-could-become-deep-souths-prime-gay-wedding-destination

The Oympian
http://www.theolympian.com/2015/01/06/3511307_fla-could-become-deep-souths-prime.html?rh=1

Ohio Courier
http://thecourier.com/national-news/2015/01/06/fla-could-become-deep-souths-prime-gay-wedding-destination-2/

Indiana Greenfield Courier
http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/6924d140a3a14a9dab8a90a744df71df/US–Gay-Marriage-Florida

GazetteNet.Com
http://www.gazettenet.com/home/15112367-95/fla-becomes-magnet-in-wake-of-gay-marriage-ruling?print=true

The Columbian
http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/jan/06/florida-gay-weddings-a-tourist-attraction/

CBS Miami
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/01/06/fla-could-become-deep-souths-prime-gay-wedding-destination/

Columbus Dispatch
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2015/01/06/southern-gay-couples-head-to-florida-to-wed.htm

Boston Globe
http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2015/01/06/fla-could-become-deep-south-prime-gay-wedding-destination/UCX6HF0dPnimlvp4GPhBpM/story.html

ABC
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/fla-deep-souths-prime-gay-wedding-destination-28034083

WINK News
http://www.winknews.com/2015/01/06/fla-could-become-deep-souths-prime-gay-wedding-destination/

Lexington, Kentucky
http://www.lex18.com/story/27774205/fla-could-become-deep-souths-prime-gay-wedding-destination

Denver Post
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_27265347/after-miamis-kickoff-gays-marry-across-florida

Salon.com
http://www.salon.com/2015/0/06/fla_could_become_deep_souths_prime_gay_wedding_destination/

Las Vegas Sun
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2015/jan/06/fla-could-become-deep-souths-prime-gay-wedding-des/

Roanoke News
http://www.roanoke.com/news/virginia/wire/fla-could-become-deep-south-s-prime-gay-wedding-destination/article_54295bf8-8216-5eed-873f-94999fa0934f.html

While this article doesn’t mention me, this is the gay couple I married on the steps of the Duval County Courthouse making it the first gay marriage performed in Northeast Florida.
http://news.wjct.org/post/jacksonville-same-sex-couples-wed-first-day-after-ban-ends (the Purcells were married by me!!)