Love will be in the air in December 2010, when Scandinavian airline SAS will host the world’s first-ever, mile high in-flight gay wedding. The Swedish carrier is in search of a suitable couple to walk down the airplane aisle, and the competition will be decided by an online vote.
With gay marriage legal in Sweden since May of 2009, the ceremony will take place in Swedish airspace and be performed in the entire 32-seat Business class cabins onboard SK903, with bubbly for toasting and a sumptuous wedding buffet. Included is the flight from Stockholm to New York for a 2-day stay, then it’s off to Los Angeles, California for a three day honeymoon in West Hollywood.
SAS is running a similar U.S. version of the competition with accommodations at the world-renowned ICEHOTEL.
Tens of thousands of gay servicemembers have been kicked out of the U.S. military both before and after the adoption of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. And with the U.S. Senate’s December, 2010 vote to repeal that policy, it is fitting we remember the very first discharged – Lieutenant Gotthold Frederick Enslin. It all [...]