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New STAND UP Sponsor from California, Jakfoto Films

It is so exciting for the team at STAND UP to have the honor our new sponsor, Jakfoto Films from California. You have to see the amazing work this husband and wife team creates! Learn more about Kiera & Josh below. FROM THE JAKFOTO FILM WEBSITE: Kiera Faye is the owner, editor, and lead cinematographer at Jakfoto Films. I’m an artist and a geek.

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New Sponsor for STAND UP, Original Member Rev. Marian Hale

STAND UP is proud to have Chicago’s leading officiant, Rev. Marian Hale. Learn more about Rev. Marian below from her own words. “As a Chicago wedding minister, I provide professional services as minister, officiant, clergy, celebrant or reverend for weddings, including wedding vows, interfaith wedding ceremonies, nondenominational wedding ceremonies or renewal of vows, civil ceremonies or elopements. I was ordained in 1997, after completing

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Sponsor Highlight: The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery

Susan Metropolis is the owner of The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery – and now, a Stand Up Sponsor! Susan was a strong supporter from the beginning – hers was one of the four businesses where we shot one of our campaign videos. She made it clear that in her store, all couple are always welcome and it was great to see such

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Why I Stand: Ingrid Bonne-Goggins on Love & Marriage

“We celebrated two years this past April, and I’m not gonna lie, marriage is hard work. It really is. Especially when you have two people like ourselves, who spent most of our lives single and not sure we were ever going to be married, or let alone interested in it. But as with anything that is hard work, the benefits are SO rewarding!”  

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Why I Stand: Desiree’ Moore Dent

“I support the I-Stand Up Campaign and marriage equality for all because love is love. And if you are able to find true love in this world, you should be able to celebrate it!”