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Law Firm Slates Marriage Equality ‘Town Hall’

Law Firm Slates Marriage Equality ‘Town Hall’

The law firm of de la Riva & Associates invites the community to a “Town Hall on Marriage Equality” at their offices on Saturday, February 27. The event, which is hosted in partnership with Bethany East PR & Management, the San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the Great Lawyers Association, will feature a panel

Hometown Hero: Judge Genie Wright

“In her court, she treats all individuals fairly, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.” Bexar County Judge Genie Wright of County Court No. 7 was sitting at home early in the morning of June 26, 2015, anxiously awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding same-sex marriage. After the now-infamous ruling was announced, her phone

Dad2: Retying the knot

This may be a shock to some of our friends, but we have decided to wait to get married! Well, okay, in our minds we have been married all this time: Ten years to be exact. I mean “exact,” as we recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of what has to be one of the most

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