Ft. Lauderdale Loves the Gays! 100 Couples Get Free Wedding in Honor of Equality

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Want a free wedding? (Photo: Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau) 

In celebration of the recent landmark announcement for same-sex marriage equality in Florida, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau will marry 100 LGBT and straight couples from across the country in a collective wedding ceremony—for free!

The sunrise beach wedding will take place on Fort Lauderdale beach in front of the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel on Thursday, February 5th.

Brides and grooms can register to win a “Love is Love” wedding trip at www.sunny.org/loveislove.

Following the wedding, newlyweds will be invited to the W Fort Lauderdale for a post-ceremony champagne toast and reception.

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“We’re excited to extend our never wavering support of the LGBT community, and provide couples gay and straight from across the country to be a part of this significant day in history,” said Nicki E. Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

In a ruling handed down in December, the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta turned down a request by Florida’s secretaries of health and management services and the clerk of the court in the Panhandle’s Washington County to extend a stay in the state’s gay-marriage ban case.  

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