Attention same-sex couples, Seattle wants you to come visit and get married here

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This couple flew to Seattle to be married at the top of the Space Needle by a local drag queen dressed as the Space Needle (Photo by Tim Durkan Photography)

SEATTLE —  Seattle tourism boosters are hoping to convince gay couples across the country to come visit and get married here reported Q13FOX News.

Tourism group Visit Seattle announced its new ‘Marry Me in Seattle’ campaign would begin running in LGBTQ travel and lifestyle media beginning July 1st.

As part of the promotional effort, promoters are also announcing a sweepstakes for engaged couples to win hosted trips and weddings to Seattle.


Seattle’s first openly gay mayor Ed Murray will also marry the lucky folks.

“It’s an honor to be part of this campaign and I look forward to officiating at the ceremonies for the lucky couples who win wedding trips to Seattle,” said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. “I appreciate the work Visit Seattle is doing to bring more out-of-town LGBTQ visitors to Seattle and the new ‘Marry Me in Seattle’ campaign is a great example of that work.”

The ceremonies for the winning couples will take place on the first Wednesday of the month September through December and Murray will officiate the first one on September 3rd.

Local couples take note however, the sweepstakes is only for couples who live outside Washington.

Ceremonies will take place on the first Wednesday of the month this September through December. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will officiate the first wedding on September 3.

Since same-sex marriage became legal in Washington State in late 2012 Seattle has become a popular destination for couples wanting to get married.

Last weekend Dustin Stersic married his partner Andrew Malone in a ceremony performed on the Observation Deck of the Space Needle by local drag queen ‘Mama‘ dressed as the Space Needle.

Both Andrew and Dustin are active servicemen based in Tokyo, Japan.

The couple was on leave and decided Seattle was the best place for them to tie the knot — even though they’ve never been here before.

Any LGBTQ couple that resides outside of Washington State is eligible to win one of the four wedding trips. Winning sweepstakes entries will be randomly chosen.

More details are available on the Marry Me in Seattle website.

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    Wow!!! God hasn't sent an earthquake to destroy Seattle over these same-sex marriages. So maybe it's not really as big a deal as the fundamentalist preachers would have us believe.

  • Joe Camel

    Wow one of the first and foremost repercussions of a nation gone astray from keeping His word is economic hard times.

    Gay Marriage is an oxymoron!

  • Joe Camel

    Marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman ordained by God not men.
    He (Jesus) answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” Matthew 19:2-9

    What is the purpose of Marriage
    Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking?
    Malachi 2:13-16

    Godly offspring, if you are having trouble with that question, you cannot have Godly offspring joining male and male and female and female. Once again mankind has taken the good things that God has created and perverted them.

    And what exactly shall those who participate in such perverseness expect.

    For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
    Romans 1:26-27

  • Joe Camel

    Q13 can you please remove this picture of two men engaged in unnatural acts, it is very offensive that unnatural acts displayed in full view for all to see.

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