The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Monday will hear arguments about marriage equality in four states on August 6. The same three-judge panel will hear all four cases. Only one state, Michigan, asks the court to overturn the state’s ban on marriage equality. Cases in the other three states—Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee—are recognition of out-of-state marriages.
If you’re planning to get married, you might want to head out to Seattle. You have a chance to get married by Mayor Ed Murray and get wedding services from more than 50 local companies. The Marry Me in Seattle campaign starts July 1 has a sweepstakes package for same-sex couples who live outside Washington state with a flight into the city on Alaska Airlines, a four-night stay at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, a wedding ceremony at Canlis restaurant, DJ and music, wedding photography, champagne courtesy of Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, beer from Hilliard’s Brewery & Taproom and dessert from Trophy Cupcakes. Uber Seattle will pay for guest accommodation and transportation to and from the ceremony. Ceremonies take place on the first Wednesday of the month from September through December; Murray will officiate the first wedding on September 3.