Gay couples can now get married at Cinderella's castle

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  1. Principessa

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    Disney Opens Weddings to Gay Couples
    http://www.comcast.net/news/national/index.jsp?cat=DOMESTIC&fn=/2007/04/06/629916.html&cvqh=itn_disneyweddings


    By GARY GENTILE, Associated Press Writer
    3 hours ago


    LOS ANGELES - Same-sex couples who want to exchange vows in front of Cinderella's Castle now have the chance.

    The Walt Disney Co. had limited its Fairy Tale Wedding program to couples with valid marriage licenses, but it is now making ceremonies at its parks available to gay couples as well.

    "We believe this change is consistent with Disney's long-standing policy of welcoming every guest in an inclusive environment," Disney Parks and Resorts spokesman Donn Walker said Friday. "We want everyone who comes to celebrate a special occasion at Disney to feel welcome and respected."

    The company said it made the change after being contacted by a gay couple who wanted to use the wedding service, which offers ceremonies at Disneyland in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disney's cruise ships.

    The service offers flowers, dining, music and many optional Disney touches, from ceremonies in front of the parks' iconic attractions to having Mickey and Minnie Mouse in formal wear as guests. The packages start at $8,000 and can cost more than $45,000.

    Groups not affiliated with Disney have held annual "gay days" celebrations at Disney parks for years. Company officials have taken a tolerant attitude to the weekend, allowing party promoters to rent out parks after hours and rebuffing religious groups that condemned Disney.

    In 2005, Southern Baptists ended an eight-year boycott of the Walt Disney Co. for violating "moral righteousness and traditional family values."
     
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    I just read that on CNN like 15 mins ago :smile:

    I doubt I'll ever spend the money on something like that myself, but it's awesome to see a group with public prominence like that make a move to truly welcome everyone.
     
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    I think spending an excessive amount of money on weddings (straight or gay) is a waste. Just think how financial rewarding it could be in later years having invested it. Or think about how much porno gay couples could buy with it. LOL
     
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    The only bad thing about this is that my partner HATES Disney World. Oh, and we could give a shit about getting married but if we did I would see that we did it there!
     
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    Well, in principle, access to the castle is nice. But why would you? Why would a straight couple want to be married next to the Disneyland Castle?
    I don't get it...
     
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