The ACLU has put a new spin on inequality here in the US by offering $5k for same-sex couples living in a few non-recognition states to get married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage.
The contest’s mission is to let folks around the nation know just how unfair bans on same-sex marriage really are:
We at the ACLU are chipping in to help 5 same-sex couples have a Big, Gay, (Il)legal Wedding to highlight the unfair patchwork of state marriage laws and why it’s so important for everyone to have the freedom to marry. We’re giving $5,000 to couples with the best ideas for how they’ll cross state lines to tie the knot. Do you and your special someone have a great idea? Enter for your chance to win or vote for your favorite couple!
“We have asked the court to certify our case as a class action,” said Gastanaga in an email. “All of the entrants from Virginia would be prospective clients of ours as class members and paying for their wedding would raise ethical issues.”
So, even though we can’t enter the contest, you can still support the cause by voting for your favorites.
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