In 2013, the US Supreme Court invalidated California’s infamous Proposition 8, while in another case granting all legally married same sex couples equal recognition under federal law.
And though the decision that would ultimately grant the right to same sex marriage nationwide was still two years away, California got back to doing what it had been before the same sex marriage ban: gettin’ gay folks hitched!
That’s why Gay Desert Guide can include weddings amongst our numerous areas of expertise, and we are honored to be your definitive one-stop shop for LGBT+ weddings in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.
Here you’ll find everything you need to arrange your desert nuptials, including license and other legal information; professional listings for florists, planners, caterers, photographers, and more; where to get your limo, your cake, and your hair did; hotel and restaurant recommendations; and more. It’s your big day, and Gay Desert Guide will be here to help you get it right.
How to Make It Legal In California, obtaining a marriage license is relatively simple. Residency is not required, nor is there a required wait time or blood test requirement. But here’s a few rules & tips to know before starting your journey….