Unfortunately, only 10 couples participated.
There's a lesson in this that should be noted as gay marriage becomes legal in other places. Mike Crawford says it best in this Washington Post article: "We have been waiting a long time for gay couples to be able to marry, so people are focused on creating events that are going to be really special," says Mike Crawford, co-chairman of DC for Marriage. "And it's hard to be special when you're getting married with hundreds of couples you don't know."
The bottom line is this - gay marriage is rare, sacred and historic. There aren't very many places where it's legal and only roughly 10% of the population is LGBT. Gay couples aren't to be tokenized as gay marriage becomes legal. Marriage is an important institution. It means something special.
And you have to be authentic to reach this market.
How do you feel about large group marriages - even if you're straight? Is that something you would ever do?
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