The Cosmopolitan Hotel hosted a “pop-up” chapel over the weekend, and 36 same sex couples married (though the weddings have no force of law in Nevada). The Rebel Yell reports:
The Pop-Up Wedding Chapel inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomed a three-hour event to support The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada where 36 LGBTQ and straight ally couples had commitment, vow renewal and faux ceremonies every five minutes. It was all a demonstration to show the community support for southern Nevada.
But the weddings weren’t the only show of support the hotel made for marriage equality and the LGBT community:
Prior to the ceremonies, The Cosmopolitan’s Vice President of People, Daniel Espino, showed their support for the community by announcing a generous donation of $50,000 to help fund The Center. The Cosmopolitan opened in 2010 with a wellknown history of supporting The Center DFand its push for change.
Meanwhile, the effort to repeal the ban on gay marriage continues in the Nevada legislature, an effort that will take several years.