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Most Influential 2015: Neel Lane

In February 2014, Neel Lane, along with litigation partner Barry Chasnoff, led a team from the San Antonio office of Akin Gump on behalf of clients Nicole Dimetman and Cleopatra De Leon and Victor Holmes and Mark Phariss. The two couples were seeking a preliminary injunction to bar Texas from enforcing its same-sex marriage ban.

Most Influential 2015: Robert Salcido

On the afternoon of June 26, the day the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land, Robert Salcido, Jr. was standing at the pulpit of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd speaking at what would be the first church wedding in San Antonio. He was there as a representative of Equality

Most Influential 2015: Gerard Rickhoff

Bexar County Clerk Gerry Rickhoff could have just said he was prepared to follow the Supreme Court’s ruling. He’s a Republican after all, and an elected one at that. In fact, elected to a position where he’s not had much competition in his two-decade career, in part because it’s the sort of job no one

Christus Health opens benefits to employees in same-sex marriages

The Christus Health system announced this week that it will now offer employee benefits to same-sex couples who are legally married. Christus has hospitals in Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas. In the San Antonio area, Christus operates nine hospitals and clinics including the soon-to-open Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Last summer before

Celebrating July Fourth with a church wedding

In observance of Independence Day and the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, Unity Church of San Antonio will play host to a day of gay and lesbian weddings in a series of ceremonies throughout the July Fourth holiday. Couples wishing to marry at the church must reserve their ceremony ahead of time. On the

SA church opens doors to marry all

There was joy and laughter in the sanctuary of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd tonight as scores of LGBT congregants and their allies celebrated the Supreme Court decision that brought marriage equality to the nation earlier today. Pastor Charles Fredrickson stood proudly in the church foyer welcoming parishioners and guests of various religious

Wedding Beaus: Wisdom from newlyweds

In celebration of the historic June 26 ruling from the Supreme Court finding a Constitutional right to marriage for same-sex couples, we’re posting stories and photos from our Spring wedding issue. Clay Rodgers spent one of his most memorable dates in a car. He and then boyfriend Ryan decided to drive to Las Vegas. The couple

Toasts from Anel y Erika’s wedding

In celebration of the historic June 26 ruling from the Supreme Court finding a Constitutional right to marriage for same-sex couples, we’re posting stories and photos from our Spring wedding issue, starting with this series of toasts that were given last year at the Isla Mujeres ceremony of Erika Casasola and Anel Flores: As scientists try

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