Cedar Point screws the pooch and excludes gays. Boy are they in trouble now…
Anyone who’s read my site knows that I’ve never, ever been a “gay marriage is the beat all, end all solution to all our gay problems.
But, just the same I have to agree here. Cedar Point is one of those amusement parks that people come to from around the world to ride the coasters. In my own backyard, (sort of), I’ve been there no less than 25 times in my life. Lets’ put this way: remember Cedar Point’s Jungle Larry? I do, because I started going there when I was 3.
Did nobody there consider the fact that they might – just might – get a couple or ten from outside of Ohio where their home state has gay legal marriages? Apparently not.
The competition at Cedar Point amusement park in the US state of Ohio was initially limited to straight couples, because, the company said, the state does not allow gay couples to marry. A spokesman for Cedar Point said it took the decision to cancel the competition once it began to attract political attention. The competition had intended to select thirteen couples to marry on Friday 13 September. Speaking to the Sandusky Register, the gay couple said they wanted to enter until they saw the rules. An online campaign was then started with the hope of having the rules changed. Equal marriage advocacy group FreedomOhio hopes to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot for Ohio later this year or next, which would remove the 2004 amendment which banned equal marriage.