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Getting Married in Detroit
While Detroit has been in the news a lot (and not always for great reasons), it is bouncing back from economic hardship, showing its resilience and hometown pride. From historic buildings to open-air art exhibitions, Detroit will surprise you.
Get your history at the Motown Museum and the Detroit Historical Society, then have some fun at The Majestic with bowling and live music.
The History of Same-Sex Marriages in Detroit
Same-sex marriage was illegal in Michigan starting in 1995, and a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality was approved in 2004. This amendment was challenged in the US court system, and eventually, that case helped make marriage equality the law throughout the United States.
Motor City Pride takes place in Detroit every June. Hotter Than July, a Pride celebration for the Black community, takes place every July. According to the Williams Institute, Michigan has 14,598 same-sex couples – that’s 3.77 households out of every 1000.
Obtaining a Marriage License in Detroit
To get a marriage license in Detroit, at least one of you much appear in person at the Wayne County Clerk’s office. The fee is $20 for Wayne County residents and $30 for non-residents. Not all locations take credit cards, so bring cash.
There is a three-day waiting period before the license can be issued and used. It is valid for 33 days.
Pridezillas wedding vendors all celebrate pride, love and equality. We only promote LGBT-friendly wedding vendors who support marriage equality. When you contact one of these businesses, you can be assured that they will be excited to help you orchestrate one of the most memorable days of your life.
Mention Pridezillas when contacting the vendors below for potential and occasional discounts or offers for your wedding.