Monday, March 1, 2010

Mass Same-Sex Wedding Planned in DC

Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the nation's capital on Wednesday, March 3rd and an enterprising wedding planner is set to mark the historic occasion but making the Guiness Book of World Records with the largest mass wedding ever. reports:
On March 20 up to 400 same-sex couples will gather in Washington DC to get married as part of the Our Time Has Come event to become the current Guinness World Record.

GLBT Wedding Services is hosting the event in Washington on March 20 to celebrate legal marriage. Partners who are tying the knot will take part in a large group ceremony, individual private ceremonies and a gala-style reception at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.

The event, though huge, is being designed so that each couple can feel special.
"The GLBT community has always found strength in numbers when it comes to advocating for equality," said Mike Wilkinson, Director of Wedding Services for Event Emissary is one of the planners. He added, "Now we can finally stand together to affirm our love and have it recognized legally by the District of Columbia."
Some in the queer community have criticized the event as nothing more than a publicity stunt for the wedding planners. Personally, in light of what happened in California with Prop 8, I think as many of us should get married as quickly as possible while the opportunity is available. You never know what the haters are going to pull to stop us from achieving full equality.

Visit the DC Court's web page for details about applying for your marriage license. There is a three day waiting period between receiving your marriage license and the day you can legally wed.
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