Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gay Couples Crash Mass Wedding in Texas (video)

As I reported Tuesday, there were a series of direct actions across the country on Valentine's Day to call attention to the fight for marriage equality. The very first event took place at 12:00am Monday morning in San Antonio, TX at an annual mass wedding when two dozen gay and lesbian couples showed up unannounced and took part in the ceremony.

This comes to us via and KENS5:
Two dozen gay and lesbian couples have made big news today by walking right into an annual mass wedding performed on the steps of the San Antonio courthouse, and exchanging vows alongside the 150 heterosexual couples being wed.

The protest for marriage equality was inspired in part by slain Ugandan activist David Kato, and the necessity to provide full acceptance and equal rights for all citizens.

One of the mass wedding attendees explained, “Our brothers and sisters that are straight are given free weddings by our county five times on Valentine’s Day, and we’re not. We’re not given weddings at all. We cannot get married at all in Texas, and that needs to change. We are full citizens.” She’s got a hell of a point.
Notice how the preacher who officiated the mass wedding says that the ceremony was "meaningless" for the gay couples, because they had no licenses. So much for the religious argument. What a hypocrite.
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