Photo Release -- Same-Sex Military Couple Receives Marriage License in Advance of First-Ever PrideFest Wedding

The Day After a Historic Supreme Court Win for the LGBT Community, the Couple Proudly Weds

NEW YORK, June 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amanda Ortiz and Rachel Murphy, who won NuVo Condoms' nationwide contest, officially received their marriage license from the state of New York yesterday. Their ceremony will take place at 3pm on Sunday, June 30th during New York's annual PrideFest celebration.

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"Amanda is the love of my life, I've known this since we met in HS, and am so proud to now call her my wife!" stated Rachel. "We're thrilled to be a part of such a historic movement in this country and look forward to the recognition of marriage equality across the US."

Their wedding takes place during a historic time for the LGBT community with yesterday's Supreme Court victory over DOMA. The victory means the federal government must recognize the marriages of gay and lesbian couples married in the 12 states that allow same-sex marriage, plus the District of Columbia, and give them the same benefits that they had been previously denied under the struck-down law, the Defense of Marriage Act (or DOMA)

Carlo's Bakery will be providing the wedding cake. The Out NYC Hotel, the first gay hotel in NYC, will provide a one-night stay for the couples wedding night. Delux Transportation will provide limousine service. The ceremony at PrideFest will be officiated by Celebrant Kim Kirkley. Catering will be provided by Markie B's Jamaican Cuisine of East Elmhurst, N.Y. Wedding Attire will be designed by fashion designer Mah-Jing Wong, music by Touch of Class DJ, wedding rings provided by Unusual Wedding Rings And More, Marriage Equality Photography will provide wedding photography, Treasured will provide wedding video and Cress Floral Decorators will donate floral arrangements. In addition, NüVo Condoms will be donating $1,000 to the couple to be put towards the honeymoon of their choice.

Ortiz and Murphy have also registered at Target who made headlines last year when they aired a wedding registry commercial featuring a same-sex couple. Everyone is welcome to send gifts on this special occasion, and the couple's registry can be found here:

About NüVo Condoms:

NüVo Condoms is the challenger brand that is making a bang in the condom industry. The urban, edgy packaging promotes NüVo's message of having a positive, fun yet responsible approach to sexuality and sexual relationships. NüVo is committed to making an impact on unwanted pregnancy and the recent rise in STD's by making condoms available to anyone who needs them at a competitive price.

NüVo Condoms deploys a number of grass roots programs to get the word out about having fun in a safe and responsible manner including: sponsorships, concerts, tailgates, philanthropies and distributing over 500,000 free condoms in 2012 alone. Additionally, NüVo has helped celebrities and athletes such as Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher, Jim Thome, Tom Brady and more, stay protected during their "times of need" by providing a generous supply of NüVo Condoms. NüVo Condoms was one of the top sponsors of the 2012 World Series Beer Pong Tournament that took place in early January in Las Vegas. The NüVo Protection Plan has helped NFL quarterbacks, who got sacked the most every week, stay safe and protected with a free supply of NüVo condoms. NüVo Condoms can be purchased in Duane Reade stores, select Walgreens stores, USA Drug, Navarro, Fred's and regional retail drug chains. Online at,, and

NüVo Condoms are manufactured by NV Healthcare, LLC.

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About PrideFest :

PrideFest is the annual LGBT street fair, bringing together local residents and families, community leaders, and area business owners. Attracting thousands of out-of-state visitors and volunteers, this year's PrideFest marks the 20th annual event. We will continue to combine vendors, entertainers, and community activities for a day of fun celebration of LGBT Pride in the name of equality.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.

Sunday, June 30, 2013
Ceremony at 3pm with reception to follow
Hudson St. & Horatio St.

Amanda Ortiz and Rachel Murphy receive their marriage license


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