GLAAD just announced that NBC has agreed to its demand that the "Modern Day Wedding Contest" featured on Today be open to same-sex couples.
NBC's statement reads, in part:
"Over the past few days, Today has received a considerable response regarding our wedding contest application. The rules stated that eligible couples must be legally married in New York, where we will host the wedding, therefore excluding same-sex couple applicants. Our intent was not to be discriminatory or exclusive…Moving forward, we ensure that our future wedding contests will be inclusive of all couples."
The new deadline to enter is Monday, July 12. Apply here.
GLAAD's president Jarrett Barrios is "thrilled" that the show will celebrate "love and commitment, whether the spouses are straight or gay." The organization's call to action had over 4,000 signatures.
Good As You was the first to point out the contest's limitations. A job well done by them and by GLAAD.