The Charleston You Haven’t Seen

After years of working in creative industries, Karen Baldwin was intent on engaging the artistic community of Charleston, S.C., when she began planning to make a home there. “There’s a whole creative side of Charleston that people aren’t even aware of,” said Ms. Baldwin, 59, who previously lived in New York, where she studied fine…

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Should I Report Officiants Who Won’t Marry Same-Sex Couples?

I’m a professional wedding officiant and longtime L.G.B.T.Q. rights advocate. While I recognize that some officiants and other vendors may have ethical or religious objections to same-sex unions, I rejoice that marriage equality is the law of the land. Many wedding expos, websites, registries, professional organizations and social media groups have nondiscrimination policies requiring all…

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