Some Wedding Controversy..
A controversial wedding in Beverley Hills? What’s new? Well, State law gave this one its blessing. Two women, from North Hills, made history in front of a courthouse last week when they commemorated their love for each other.
The Beverly Hills courthouse issued a marriage license to Robin Tyler, 66, and Diane Olson, 55. They had previously been victorious in their challenge of the state's ban on same-sex marriage. People cheered as the two walked out of the courthouse along with high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred. All were dressed in cream-colored suits. Rabbi Eger officiated the wedding under a white canopy.
As they exchanged wedding rings, Eger said, "I now pronounce you spouses for life," and the crowd cheered to congratulate the first same-sex couple married in Los Angeles County since the California Supreme Court struck down a previous ban on such nuptials a month ago. Tyler and Olson broke glass together with their feet, which in a Jewish wedding signifies the end of the ceremony.
Beverly Hills Mayor Barry Brucker, said, "We share this wonderful moment in our country and state. We want to thank you for leading the way for couples in the future." But not everyone it seems was exactly happy and the same-sex marriage was not without detractors. Protestors showed up at the wedding to let the people in attendance know that marriage is sacrosanct. In fact, an anti-gay marriage amendment was recently put on the November 4 ballot. If passed, it would amend California's state constitution to recognize marriage as between a man and a woman.
Debra Miller, a wedding guest who knows the couple from the West Hollywood-based Kol Ami synagogue, said, "I think they are very brave and pioneers." "I'm very proud of them," Miller said. "I'm quite certain, come November, with the help of the intelligent youth of America, we will defeat the anti-gay marriage amendment." "They will still be legally married, but they are going to have to fight it," Allred said. "We believe their marriage will continue to be valued, so no matter what will happen in November … it will not be retroactive to this marriage."
If you want to celebrate your gay marriage, wedding or ceremony in style, at HireLimos we have the limo for you. For advice on how to make your nuptials a truly unique experience contact Hire Limos.