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Uber Marries 8 Couples To Celebrate Marriage Equality And San Francisco Pride: VIDEO

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This past weekend popular transportation service Uber provided 8 lucky couples spontaneous weddings in San Francisco in celebration of the city's Pride event and marriage equality. The couples used the company's app to request an UberWEDDING and chose where they would like to have the ceremony with the drop of a pin. 

Watch a video of the couples as they say "I do", AFTER THE JUMP...

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In Addition to Rides, Uber Offering Gay Weddings This Weekend in SF

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For one day only (June 28th), from noon to 6PM, engaged couples can request a wedding on demand from Uber. In honor of San Francisco’s Pride this weekend, Uber wants to help LGBT couples get hitched using its popular car service application. Rather than requesting a traditional driver, San Franciscans can embark on “the adventure of a lifetime” by selecting “UberWEDDING” and dropping the pin wherever they would like the “ceremony” to occur.

According to Uber’s website, an on-site notary will begin the process of issuing your marriage license while en route to the ceremony. Upon arrival, Uber will throw you a wedding reception complete with music, cake, champagne, and gift bags. Finally, Uber will also provide couples with honeymoons courtesy of HotelTonight and Alaska Airlines. Perhaps the most compelling part of Uber’s offer is the price: absolutely nothing. The oddest part? You’re getting married in a glorified cab.

Uber expects demand for the limited-time offer to be high, and encourages interested couples to bring all of the necessary paperwork for a marriage license. Should an UberWEDDING request not make it through on its first try, couples are encouraged to try again. If you’re ready and willing to make the jump and don’t mind leaping through a few hoops, an Uber wedding might just be in your future.


Actors Andy Mientus and Michael Arden Announce Engagement On Instagram

Broadway Actors Andy Mientus and Michael Arden Announce Engagement On Instagram

Broadway actors Andy Mientus and Michael Arden announced their June 23 engagement on Instagram.

Arden has appeared on Broadway in The Times They Are A-Changin’ and Big River and has been seen on TV in series including Anger Management, Nurse Jackie and The Good Wife. Mientus, who makes his Broadway debut in this season’s Les Misérables, has also appeared in Anger Management and in NBC’s Smash.

Broadway Actors Andy Mientus and Michael Arden Announce Engagement On Instagram instagram quote from shakespeareAnnoucing the engagement on Instagram, Mientus used a quote from Shakespeare’s As You Like It:

"Come, woo me, woo me, for now I am in a holiday humour and like enough to consent." 

Speaking to Playbill, the couple said, "We are incredibly moved by the outpouring of love and support from the community. Both lifelong theatre lovers, we first met at the opening night of The Times They Are A-Changin' on Broadway. We have our fingers crossed for at least twice as long a run." 

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Gay Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney Marries Partner Of 22 Years

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Sean Patrick Maloney, the first openly gay congressman from New York, married Randy Florke, his partner of 22 years on Saturday in Cold Spring, NY.

Florke, a real estate and design executive, proposed in December after the youngest of their three children wrote to Santa wishing that her parents could be married.

Philipstown.info reports that the guests "included Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader or Democratic Party chief in the House; Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the Democratic Party Whip or assistant House leader; and Rep. Joe Kennedy, another Democrat, from Massachusetts. However, Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were not present."

In a statement, Maloney and Florke said:

“Even after 22 years together, we’re overwhelmed by how blessed we feel to celebrate this special day with our friends and family. With our three kids by our side, this couldn’t have been a more perfect day. Thank you to all our friends near and far for their love and support as we continue to fight to ensure all families can experience the joys of a lifetime commitment.”

Maloney, who represents the lower Hudson Valley region, is the second sitting member of Congress to legally marry his same-sex partner while in office.

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This Gay Bookstore Marriage Proposal Will Probably Bring You to Happy Tears: VIDEO

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Over the weekend we posted a photo of Towleroad reader Clayton being proposed to by his boyfriend Ryan in Portland, Oregon's largest bookstore, Powell's. Powell's tweeted a sweet congratulatory photo.

Today Clayton wrote to tell us they have been working of a video of the proposal, and it's well worth four minutes of your time today.

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Gay Marriage Proposal Of The Day: Ryan And Clayton

Powell's, the largest independent bookstore in the world (located in Portland, OR), became the site of an adorable same-sex marriage proposal this week. Towleroad reader Clayton told us that he thought he was going to a friend's book signing when, lo and behold, now-fiance Ryan got down on one knee.

Powell's tweeted this Instagram picture with the caption: "Today's best thing. #Repost from @malexonthego --- It was so special getting to witness Ryan propose to Clayton. I love love! #hesaidyes."

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Congrats to Ryan and Clayton! 


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