Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Unique Wedding Registry from Freedom to Marry...

In the latest news from equality organization, Freedom to Marry, there's a wedding registry for those who are planning to marry or those who are going to weddings this season. But it's not like the typical straight wedding registry, where you ask people to give you loot just for getting married. I like the concept, I'm going to do it with the next wedding I get invited to, and I'm hoping it catches on.

I have spent more money than I care to count in the past twenty years between friends' weddings and family weddings. I've been in them, I've been to them. I've been in them the second time around and I've paid through the nose the second time around. And none of these weddings I've been to have ever so much as offered a dish towel to Tony and me. I know that's a small material thing, and it might not be the best attitude. But it does get tired.

In fact, the next time I get invited to a straight wedding, I'm going to make a donation to Freedom to Marry in the happy straight couple's name instead of buying a gift.

From my inbox...

 Before you know it, wedding season will be upon us.

Whether you're getting married or attending a friend's wedding this year, registries will be the go-to spot to find the perfect gift. But we already know a great gift to give or receive this wedding season, Ryan: the gift of marriage.

There's no better way to celebrate your marriage, or a friend's, than by helping make sure others have the opportunity to share in the life-long commitment of marriage by setting up a wedding registry supporting Freedom to Marry.
If you're getting married this year, start a Freedom to Marry registry now.

Not tying the knot this year? You can still help -- make a donation in someone's honor!

If you're tying the knot, you have the chance to set up your own Freedom to Marry wedding registry. You can customize your page and set a fundraising goal asking your friends to make a gift to Freedom to Marry in lieu of, or in addition to, those towels you want.

If you're not getting married this season, you can give the gift of marriage to other committed couples by donating to Freedom to Marry on behalf of your friends who are getting married.

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