Same Sex Wedding Ceremonies this Saturday, July 6, 2013, 12-8pm First Unitarian Church of Oakland 685 14th Street, Oakland, CA

Ministers will be available to perform simple and beautiful wedding ceremonies all day long. A celebratory reception is also being hosted in Wendte Hall from 12-8.

No appointments necessary. Come with your marriage license from the County Clerk's office.


Each couple will receive a certificate of Holy Matrimony and a keepsake candle.

There is a sliding scale of $50.00 to $250.00 to support our discretionary fund for people in need. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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All are welcome this Tuesday evening, July 2 at 6 PM in front of Oakland City Hall for a community-wide celebration of love, equality and justice as we welcome same-sex marriage back to California!

If you know of anyone who would like to come and get married - all loving couples are welcome to come down to City Hall to get married starting at 6 PM! Mayor Jean Quan, Assemblymeman Rob Bonta, Judge Tara Flanagan, other elected officials to be confirmed, and clergy of different ...faiths will be in attendance to officiate marriage ceremonies if so desired. There is no cost (other than for the marriage license you must get in advance from the county: and couples will have the opportunity to be married in front of your entire community at beautiful City Hall. If you or someone you know is interested in getting married at this event, please email me at Also, please help spread the word!

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Now that folks CAN get married, can you help marry them? Oakland needs folks for our Week of Weddings starting as soon as late July. You can become ordained to perform marriages for free online - see below for links - it only takes a minute
Volunteers can sign up online at:…/

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and the City of Oakland will be opening up Oakland City Hall for same-sex weddings as soon as they are allowed to resume. We anticipate other East Bay cities may follow suit...

Sing it Supremes and party with us tonight starting at 5:30pm!

The One Love Queerbilee celebration is Wed, June 26th from 5:30-8pm at the Uptown Art Park on Telegraph at 19th St with After-Party at Bench and Bar, 510 17th St, 8pm-whenever!

We need all 152 of you and all your friends and their friends and their friends to be at the sculpture park tomorrow!! Wear a shirt that is one of the colors from the rainbow, bring signs, bring your voices and your celebratory spirits! POWER IN NUMBERS MY FRIENDS!!!!

Join us on Decision Day as we gather as a community on the day of the Supreme Court rulings on both the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 marriage equality cases.

Wednesday, June 26
After Party at Bench and Bar, 510 17th St


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Uptown Art Sculpture Park, 19th and Telegraph
DJ Olga T, Food Trucks, Married for a Day Photo Booth sponsored by Here Comes the Pride

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We will gather regardless of the type of decision.

For more information contact: Karen Hester, 510-654-6346,

This event is part of the national United for Marriage - Decision Day coalition. Find more information and other Decision Day events across the country at

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Wed 5:30 PM PDTUptown Art Sculpture Park, 19th and Telegraph, Oakland
188 people went

Wed, June 26th is Decision Day for Better or For Worse starting at 5:30pm. See our poster here for all the details and visualize the right decision--please spread the word far and wide and bring your rainbow flags and colored t-shirts for painting and home made signs as there will be lots of media there!

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We got another "To Be Continued" episode today. You'd think this was a scripted TV drama to get even more viewers for the final episode!

No ruling issued Monday, more rulings expected Tuesday morning as nation waits for decisions in challenges to Proposition 8 and federal Defense of Marriage Act

Great Infographic which describes the 5 ways we can win (and one way we can lose) on Supreme Court ruling

For the first time in history, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing two gay rights cases in one term. One case challenges California's Prop 8, which revoked same-sex couples' freedom to marry in that state. The other challenges the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bars the federal govern...

We've just heard that the Supreme Court will wait until Monday to announce which additional days next week, if any, it will issue decisions. So for now, Monday is the only day we know of, though we expect them to add more since there are 11 decisions still outstanding, including the #Prop8 and #DOMA cases.

#SCOTUS #MarriageEquality #Equalmarriage #time4marriage #marriage4all

Your friends around the country can find out where their nearest Decision Day event is happening. Hope they can come to ours in Oaktown, they should get to enjoy whatever event they can make it to and show support.

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If the decision comes down on a Thursday, After Party at Club 21 - 2111 Franklin Street, starting at 8pm

If the decision comes down on a Monday, After Party at the Bench and Bar - 510 17th Street, starting at 8pm

But first we party in the street at 19th and Telegraph starting at 5:30. Food trucks hopefully as well.


Thanks to Bench and Bar for hosting us!

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Purple, blue, green, red, orange, yellow-on Decision Day, bring a solid-color t-shirt in a color of the rainbow for us to stencil our graphic on it

HELL YEAH!!! WE HIT 100 LIKES!!! Preeti! I think you hit the 100th mark!!! Power in numbers my friends! Let's stand together! HELLA represent Oakland!!!!!!

SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!!! Lets get that like number over 100 by morning!!!!!!!