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dawn+laurie

Dawn Ramos + Laurie Ovesen

Dawn Ramos (Deaf) and Laurie Ovesen (Hearing) met in Sacramento, California 14 years ago.  Dawn was Laurie’s ASL teacher and they began dating after the semester ended.  They fell in love and in 1998, the lovebirds tied the knot in Loomis, California. Dawn took on Laurie’s last name and they began a family together a few months after their wedding.  The couple have two children, Jack, age 13, and Meg, age 10, and run a canine boarding and daycare business in Maple Valley, Washington. 

“Yes to Love” – A Mini Documentary

Blast from the Past

October 2008

Deaf Lesbian couple Lisa Marie Wilson and Noreen Yates legally marry in this mini-documentary that was shot on October 29, 2008 in San Francisco. The couple feared their marriage would be declared invalid if Proposition 8 passed in California on November 4th, 2008.

Paul + Bob

Paul P. Adams + Robert Rourke

Bob Rourke and Paul Adams were one of over 18,000 couples to legally marry in California prior to the passing of Proposition 8.  They were married at San Francisco’s City Hall on July 28, 2008.  And yes, they wore shorts (as shown)!

The couple, who reside in Alexandria, Virginia, recently celebrated their 4th anniversary.  Like many couples, they chose to keep their last names.

Congratulations!

 

Juan + Tim

Juan Bernal + Tim Mahoney

Juan Bernal and Tim Mahoney were married on Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Chicago IL after being together for 11 years. Along with Juan’s three Deaf children, over 125 friends, family and co-workers attended the ceremony.

“The state of Illinois recently announced the passage of civil union marriage,” said Juan. ” The time was right to go ahead and make the relationship legal.”

Congratulations!

Steve + Jerry

Jerry Guiffra + Steve Lovi

Steve Lovi and Jerry Guiffra were married on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at Artistanworks in Rochester, NY.  The wedding took place on their 10th anniversary weekend.

One of the quotes used for their wedding vows was, “To love fully, live simply and laugh often.” 

Jac + Denise

Jac Cook + Denise Madland

Jac Cook and Denise Madland tied the knot on August 17, 2012, at Newcastle Wedding Gardens – Red Horse Barn in Newcastle, CA.

“It was an amazing day!” said Jac. “Having friends and family witness and bless our union made it so powerful.  We feel this marriage is on an even deeper level now. We are so lucky to have found each other and to be sealed for life!” 

Tonya + Sally

Sally Garza + Tonya Nourse

Happy one year anniversary to Sally and Tonya Nourse-Garza who tied the knot a year ago on June 18th, 2011, at the Cocoanut Grove at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

“We just want to thank our wonderful families and friends for their support and compliments,” Sally told us. “We are very much in love being happy married. We went back to Santa Cruz where we got married for our 1st anniversary together and had a fabulous time. Our three sons, Jacob, Jared are going to be seniors this year, and Noah is going to be in 6th grade. They are doing well and excited to go back to school to see their friends. We are looking forward to spending quality time with our family for the rest of our lives.”