GLAAD Tidings: NBC Opens Today’s Wedding Contest To Same-Sex Couples

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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.

Comments

  1. jack says

    scratch the prop 8 decision, but the mass. decision was quite enough for one day.

    i wonder what their TWITTER reaction was. i only tweeted, but i have seen that be quite effective.

  2. stephen says

    This seems like a no-brainer… people will follow it b/c it hasn’t been done, or people will follow it b/c they’re so opposed…

    either way, everyone talks about NBC- were these execs born yesterday???

    Taken in the context of Prop 8 and now MASS Supreme Court Decision, NBC just seems like a bunch of dinosaurs.

  3. Mark says

    I wonder if Lady Gaga had a hand in this. She was due to perform for them on Friday and I bet she wouldn’t if the exclusion was still in place.

  4. Steve says

    Public pressure *does* work – we need to keep vigilant on violations of our rights, and thanks to GLAAD and Good As You for holding NBC accountable to their public!

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