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Key West Plans Same-Sex Marriage Expo

By    |   Monday, 02 Feb 2015 12:23 PM

A wedding expo for same-sex couples is coming to Key West, Florida, just two months after the state lifted its ban on such marriages.

The Florida Keys tourism council announced Tuesday that the Gay Key West Same-Sex Wedding Expo will take place March 11 in the grand ballroom at the Marriott Beachside Hotel.

"Marriage-minded attendees can expect to find information on unique venues for ceremonies, wedding planners able to coordinate events ranging from intimate to lavish, and resorts and other properties with comprehensive options for couples planning to say 'I Do,'" the council said in a news release.

"Options for wedding flowers, music, rings, catering and cakes, photographers and videographers, decorations, attire, officiants, and more," will also be showcased throughout.

Key West has long been a top destination for LGBT travelers, and the city was Florida's first to recognize same-sex domestic partnerships years ago. Before that, it also hosted many commitment ceremonies between gay couples.

On Jan. 6, a judge in Miami lifted the state's ban on same-sex marriage, and Key West residents Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones were among the first to exercise their right to obtain a marriage license at 12:01 a.m. Scores of residents and tourists also wed in the Keys in the subsequent month.

Florida is the country's 36th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriages, and the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the issue at the federal level this summer.



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