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Celebrating Civil Unions in Illinois!!

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Couples register and recieve gift bags at our 2009 event in Chicago. Photo ©Larry Burrows.
Celebrating Civil Unions in Illinois!!

The team of Same Love, Same Rights® is thrilled to return for our 3rd Annual LGBT Wedding Expo in Chicago!  Join us as we celebrate the landmark legislation just prior to enactment of marriage rights, on Sunday March 27th, 2011.  This special event once again will be hosted by the elegantly appointed Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, with a signature view of the river.

New Year, New Excitement!
This year's Expo will be better than ever, presented in conjunction with Equality Illinois.  Approximately 30 select gay-friendly exhibitors will participate, featuring wedding planners, officiants, musicians and deejays, photographers, caterers, floral artists and more!  Travel, health, home and family-planning businesses will also be represented.  Fresh Giveaways -including a luxurious 2 night stay at the Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island- Samples and 2011 Planning Trends, all await you & your partner as you plan the Ceremony of Your Dreams!

Advance Tickets are available for free; however we do suggest a $5 donation per person.  25% of proceeds will be donated to Equality Illinois.  Click the above banner for more info and to RSVP!

JOIN US on Sunday, March 27th as we celebrate Illinois' recent civil union legislation!

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IMPORTANT UPDATE:  As of 2011, admission to the Same Love, Same Rights™ LGBT Wedding Expos remains free but we do ask that you RSVP in advance.  Also, a donation of $5 per person is suggested.  WHY DONATE??  Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expos provide a high degree of legitimacy for our community, on behalf of couples and also through bringing these important events to the attention of the press & general public, locally and nationally.  Being visible is a vital bridge toward full equality!  Your contribution of $5 helps our organization continue to produce the LGBT Wedding Expos, and we thank you for your participation & joyful support!  Click the "FREE ADVANCE TIX" banner above to RSVP today, and if you wish - make your donation as well.  We'll see you at the Expo!

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       eqil        Mission Point Resort     Rick Aguilar
        Ron Harris Music        Burrows Photography