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p. 36 Iowa: Same Gender Weddings Affirmed Feature | Landmark legislation in the Heartland sparks heart-felt celebrations. Meet four couples marrying this year, creating their own unforgettable moments! p. 45 Discovering France, Discovering Belgium... | With a New Perspective! p. 07 Real Couples, Real Weddings | An Iowa Love Story Dean & Gary celebrate the gift of acceptance p. 21 Circle of Love | Hand Crafting Uniquely Customized Ceremony Bands with the Wedding Ring Workshop


p. 18 Portraits of Change | Committed Allies Speak Out for Gay Rights p. 15 Make-Up Tips for Gay & Lesbian Couples Helpful Hints for Looking Fabulous on Your Special Day p. 32 Elena & Liz | Life Two Years Later Exciting New Milestones for one of RWN Magazine’s Real Couples! p. 43 Same Love, Same Rights® | LGBT Wedding Expos Across America p. 33 Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island Upscale & Trendy Renovations, New Focus on LGBT Clients


p. 06 Letter from the Editor | RainbowWeddingNetwork Celebrates 10 Years p. 27 The RainbowWeddingNetwork Orange Pages | Gay-friendly Businesses screened to uphold a policy of non-discrimination. Weddings, Travel, Community Resources, Gifts, Honeymoons & More!

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Volume 4, Issue 2 (Summer/Autumn 2009)  

Heartland in Gay America

Volume 4, Issue 2 (Summer/Autumn 2009)  

Heartland in Gay America