About the Directory

As the momentum behind marriage equality reached the tipping point of inevitability earlier this year, Capital City Alliance began thinking about how a victory in the Supreme Court would affect people on the ground in Baton Rouge. As marriage bans fell in state after state, a new form of discrimation emerged. Wedding vendors across the country who otherwise provide their services to everyone else have refused to serve LGBT couples seeking to make their wedding day perfect.

In states like Louisiana without basic guarantees of fairness in public accomodations, discrimination and humiliation are real concerns for LGBT couples hoping to exercise their fundamental right to marry. Recent actions by conservative lawmakers and the Governor seeking to shield businesses that discriminate against LGBT couples highlight just how precarious things are in our state.

When marriage equality comes to Louisiana, we want our community to be able to celebrate without worrying that their love will be denied by their wedding vendors. That is why we have created this directory—the only one of its kind in the state, if not the South—to provide an easily accessible list of over one hundred vendors in categories ranging from florists to officiants to videographers.

There are few moments more precious in our lives than making a solemn, life-long commitment to someone we love. We hope that when marriage equality comes to Louisiana, this resource will be useful for you and your family as you plan one of the most important and joyous days of your life!

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