Find Gay-Friendly Wedding Vendors in Houston
Hosting Your Same-Sex Wedding in Houston
Houston is well known for its frontier spirit and its famous Space Center. (Did you know the first word spoken on the Moon was ìHouston?î) Today, it is the fourth largest city in the United States and is a center of commerce in the American South. Because todayís Houston is a sophisticated metropolis, it boasts a thriving gay scene and many progressive places to hang out.
You can do so much in Houston. Spend the morning checking out the Museum District, have lunch with an astronaut, then catch a movie at the River Oaks Theatre. The area around Houston is stunning ó check out the gardens and art collection at Bayou Bend.
The History of Same-Sex Marriages in Houston
Marriage equality has been an contentious issue in Texas since the 1970s, when a state attorney raised the question with the attorney general. Shortly after that, the Texas legislature changed the law to explicitly state that marriage was between a man and a woman. Other changes to law explicitly banning marriage equality were passed in 1997 and 2003, and the constitution was amended in 2005. After many court battles, marriage equality became the law of the land in June 2015 with the Supreme Courtís decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.
Houston Pride takes place in June. According to the Williams Institute, Texas has 46,401 same-sex couples, which is 5.2 in every thousand households.
Obtaining a Marriage License in Houston
To get a marriage license in Houston, you both must appear at the [Harris County Clerkís Office}(http://www.cclerk.hctx.net/PersonalRec/MarriageLicenseInformationFAQs.aspx).
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.
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