Trump Victory Sparks Offers for Free Expedited LGBTQ Wedding Services

Several local wedding vendors are offering their services free to LGBTQ couples who want to expedite their nuptials, fearing that the incoming Trump administration will attempt to roll back protections enacted under the Obama administration or otherwise challenge a Supreme Court decision allowing gay couples to get married.

In the wake of Donald Trump’s electoral victory, some gay couples are trying to wed before Trump takes office on January 20th, 2017. Pop! Wed Co, a D.C.-based wedding company that specializes in funky pop-up ceremonies, is offering free license signings, ceremonies, and ceremony photography on December 16th and January 6th between noon and 5 p.m. for couples who need to get married before inauguration. Maryland photographer Mary Ella Jourdak offered to shoot expedited weddings for free, and part-time Washington wedding officiant Mike Newman has offered to marry LGBTQ couples without charge.

During an interview with 60 Minutes after the election, Donald Trump said he is “fine” with the legalization of same-sex marriage and considers the matter “settled,” while simultaneously pledging to appoint Supreme Court judges who will seek to overturn abortion rights (though those have also been affirmed by the court)….read more here.

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