Chris and Shawn Riley, a gay couple from Elkridge, Maryland, have a lot of wedding invitations to send out: In the run-up to Question 6–the amendment that legalized marriage equality in the state–Chris posted a Reddit thread inviting anyone who voted for the measure to their nuptials next year.
“If gay marriage passes in Maryland, I will invite ANYONE that votes YES to my wedding ceremony!,” he wrote.
The Rileys were already married in a civil ceremony in DC in 2010, but decided to wait to have a traditional wedding until Maryland recognized same-sex marriages. “We came to the realization that we should not waste our time, energy, money, or emotions on a wedding here in a state that refuses to recognize our marriage in the first place,” Chris told Southern Maryland Online.
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