Marriage Myth

Unite Virginia, LLC

According to the American Psychological Association, 90% of people marry by the age of 50, but 40-50% of marriages end in divorce. We’ve all heard these statistics, and same-sex couples aren’t immune to them, but somehow they have become normalized. more

Sep 9, 2016 9:15 AM Wedding

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court made it legal for LGBT couples to marry. It’s been a little over a year since then and many LGBT couples are now wondering just how they'd like to tie the knot. more

Aug 23, 2016 8:35 AM Wedding

Cameron was just beginning to transition from female to male when Melanie met him. Though she spent her whole life dating cisgender men, Melanie began to feel a strong attraction towards Cameron. more

Apr 15, 2016 9:00 AM Wedding

Wedding ceremonies can be fairly complex with lots of things happening seemingly all at once! To clear up some of the confusion, we've put together this basic timeline of events that outlines what happens & when during the typical wedding ceremony. more

Apr 11, 2016 9:20 AM Wedding

While there has been a surge of LGBTQ+ resources helping many come out of the closet, it is important not to forget the straight spouses that also suffer from the consequences of homophobia. more

Apr 8, 2016 10:15 AM Wedding

OneLoveRoanoke's mission is to provide a tangible reference for LGBT couples seeking wedding vendors in Southwest Virginia and beyond. more

Apr 4, 2016 12:00 PM Wedding

When you and your partner talk about what your wedding will look like, the conversation probably ends with more questions than answers. Engaged!--Virginia's First Statewide LGBTQ Wedding Show--is a resource to help you plan that perfect day! more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 AM Wedding

On February, 28th Freddie's Beach Bar hosted its first gay wedding! Jay Seligman and Jeff Davie tied the knot at their favorite LGBTQ establishment in front of friends, family and the community. Unite Virginia had a front row seat to the celebration! more

Mar 16, 2016 12:25 PM Wedding

To help you prepare for your big day, we've put together a must-have checklist of things to consider before you approach the alter. While this list is not exhaustive, it's a good blueprint as you begin to plan for your wedding. more

Mar 15, 2016 3:55 PM Wedding

Dustin & Eric

Tara Lilly Photography & Design | bridebook

Facebook helped bring Dustin and Eric together. Dustin even proposed to Eric by posting on his Facebook wall. Then, the couple had Roanoke's first traditional "non-traditional" wedding complete with mainstream vendors and "groomsmaids!" more

Mar 14, 2016 1:20 PM Wedding

A Daughter’s College Entrance Essay Brings the Battle for Marriage Equality Home

Emily Townley Speaking at Richmond Courthouse

Carol Schall and Mary Townley

In her college application essay, Emily Townley recounts how her family’s battle for marriage equality in Virginia shaped her character, gave her strength and helped her find her true voice.

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