NBC Relents And Will Now Allow Gay Couples To Apply For The TODAY Show’s Annual Wedding Contest

Originally NBC said that same sex couples would not be able to apply for the TODAY shows Annual Wedding Contest in which viewers plan every aspect of the wedding, from the cake to the clothing styles of attendants because New York state law does not allow them to get wedding licenses.  And sttod by that decision even after it was pointed out by numerous gay activists and GLAAD that a same-sex couple would be able to get a license from another state and still have their ceremony in New York.  After recieving numerous phone calls and and reading e-mails protesting its decision not to allow same-sex marriages NBC has now changed its mind because “The show considers relations with the gay and lesbian community very important,” (Especially after we bitch and moan and complain alot.)  “Moving forward, we ensure that our future wedding contests will be inclusive to all couples,” NBC said.

Although “Today” viewers will decide which couple to get married on TV, it will choose from among four that “Today” producers screen and put up for a vote. So there’s no guarantee that even if same-sex couples apply for the on-air wedding, viewers will have a chance to select one to participate.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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