- A couple celebrates gay marriage in the District (Photo: Associated Press)
A note to all same-sex marriage opponents in the state of Maryland complaining about the remote possibility of being forced to participate in a gay wedding in some minor way: The Marriage Equality Wedding Expo has got you covered. The expo, hosted by same-sex marriage officiants Marry Me In DC, will assemble dozens of local florists, bakers, chauffeurs, photographers, and wedding dressmakers eager to provide their services to two brides or two grooms. These local businesses will take their gay wedding money so you don't have to!
Set for Sat., March 19 at D.C.'s Washington Court Hotel, the event will commemorate a year and change since D.C. began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples last March. The expo, organizers say, "serves as an ongoing effort to assist and encourage same-sex couples to exercise their right to legal marriage"—and make sure they don't get stuck with a disc jockey who has a religious objection to spinning your first dance.