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Disney opens Fairy Tale Weddings to gay couples
Reuters ^ | April 5th, 2007

Posted on 04/05/2007 10:04:49 PM PDT by Lady J USA 1981

Disney opens Fairy Tale Weddings to gay couples Fri Apr 6, 2007 7:47 AM IST

By Gina Keating

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Walt Disney Co. has changed its policy to allow same-sex couples to participate in a popular Fairy Tale Wedding program it runs mainly at its two U.S. resorts and cruise line, a Disney spokesman said on Thursday.

Disney previously had allowed gay couples to organize their own weddings or commitment ceremonies at rented meeting rooms at the resorts, but had barred them from purchasing its Fairy Tale Wedding package and holding the event at locations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World that are set aside specifically for weddings.

"We are updating our Fairy Tale Wedding guidelines to include commitment ceremonies," Disney Parks and Resorts spokesman Donn Walker said. "This is consistent with our policy of creating a welcoming, respectful and inclusive environment for all of our guests."

Walker said the change was prompted by "an inquiry from a guest that asked about this service."

Disney had allowed gay couples to take part in its vow renewals program but excluded them from buying wedding packages by requiring a valid marriage license from California or Florida, which do not permit or recognize gay marriages.

Last month, gay Web site AfterElton.com criticized Disney for not allowing same-sex couples to participate in the Fairy Tale Weddings and Honeymoons program.

Disney's Fairy Tale Wedding packages start at $8,000 and include a wedding planner, the ceremony, food and beverages, flowers and table decorations.

The Lavish Wedding Option also includes a ride to the ceremony in the Cinderella coach, costumed trumpeters heralding the couple's arrival, and attendance by Mickey and Minnie Mouse characters dressed in formal attire.

Disney has come under fire from religious conservatives, including the Southern Baptist Convention, which have accused the company of promoting a gay agenda.

The groups, which lifted an eight-year boycott of Disney in 2005, had criticized the company for such corporate policies as giving health benefits to same-sex partners of employees, allowing "Gay Day" celebrations at its theme parks and airing a prime time television show on its ABC network featuring openly gay comedian Ellen DeGeneres.

"We are not in the business of making judgments about the lifestyle of our guests. We are in the hospitality business and our parks and resorts are open to everyone," Walker said.

© Reuters 2007. All Rights Reserved.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aids; disease; disney; fairytalewedding; fairywedding; gayagenda; gaymarriage; gaysex; homosexualagenda; marriage; weddings

1 posted on 04/05/2007 10:04:50 PM PDT by Lady J USA 1981
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To: Lady J USA 1981

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1812844/posts

search is your friend


2 posted on 04/05/2007 10:05:52 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: chasio649

I did search guess I didn’t look hard enough *lol*


3 posted on 04/05/2007 10:07:01 PM PDT by Lady J USA 1981
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To: Lady J USA 1981

Well? What more appropriate group could there possibly be to have Fairy Tale Weddings?


4 posted on 04/05/2007 10:07:20 PM PDT by RichInOC ("Rule One: NO POOFTERS!")
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To: Lady J USA 1981
Disney opens Fairy Tale Weddings to gay couples

Kinda appropriate when you think about it.

5 posted on 04/05/2007 10:09:47 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rudy Giuliani wants to steal Norstralia's stroon - well it explains his Mustelidphobia)
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To: RichInOC

I bet walt disney is turning in his grave.


6 posted on 04/05/2007 10:09:51 PM PDT by Lady J USA 1981
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To: Lady J USA 1981
"I bet walt disney is turning in his grave.

Not quite the family oriented activity Walt had in mind!

7 posted on 04/05/2007 10:17:10 PM PDT by Rabble
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To: Lady J USA 1981
My wife has always dreamed of going to Disney World.. After a few ot these articles I have convinced her otherwise.

Disney and my family have parted ways. All that remains is a Winny the Pooh Stuffed Bear.

8 posted on 04/05/2007 10:17:23 PM PDT by LowOiL (Paul wrote, "Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil" (Rom. 12:9))
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To: LowOiL

I knew Peter Pan was gay...


9 posted on 04/05/2007 10:20:33 PM PDT by miliantnutcase ("If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it." -ichabod1)
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To: Lady J USA 1981

Ahh.

Why would they waste so much time putting so much focus on 5% or 10% of the population.

It is all about a political agenda. I know homosexuals who are good, honest and decent human beings. Most homosexual couples are not intrested in gay rights at disney world.


10 posted on 04/05/2007 10:21:03 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative ("God makes us strong for alittle while so that we can protect the weak")
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To: RichInOC

More like “Fairy Tail Weddings”...

Oh, shoot, did I type that out loud?!
Sorry.


11 posted on 04/05/2007 10:23:57 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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To: Lady J USA 1981

It happens to the best of us. ;0)


12 posted on 04/05/2007 10:26:17 PM PDT by Condor 63
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To: LowOiL

These stories have been around for some time!

I more or less regard Disney in the same way that I look at Europe; sure I’d like to see it, but there’s an awful lot of very cool stuff to see right here in the good ol’ USA.

While I’ve also parted ways with Disney I have to admit that my kids and I have a special place in our hearts for “Mulan”.


13 posted on 04/05/2007 10:29:56 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ")
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To: Lady J USA 1981

Disney. (Spit!)


14 posted on 04/05/2007 10:31:35 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Lady J USA 1981

IMHO, a disney fairytale wedding mocks marriage regardless of who is involved in it. That such mockery is now open to people who consummate their commitment by inserting their penis into their partners anus (or some other perverted and always sterile form of achieving orgasm) is not such a shock. Any normal couples who think a marriage should in any way be associated with cartoon characters has no clue what marriage is - so why fault the homos for doing the ame thing? It is heteros who have for the past 50 years mocked marriage that have set the stage for this newest mockery.

It would be interesting to see the longevity stats on the disney marriages to date - I bet it is appalling. Of course, this new policy change will only bring that number down.


15 posted on 04/05/2007 11:32:52 PM PDT by Notwithstanding ("You are either with America in our time of need or you are not" - W? No, 'twas Sen. Hillary 9/12/01)
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To: Lady J USA 1981

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are...


16 posted on 04/05/2007 11:36:26 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (Sen. Charles Schumer - the left's Joseph McCarthy.)
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To: Lady J USA 1981; BlackElk; JohnnyZ

Shouldn’t this be called the “Fudge-Package” ?


17 posted on 04/06/2007 12:02:19 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Would you vote for President a guy who married his cousin? Me, neither. Accept no RINOs. Fred in '08)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
Why would they waste so much time putting so much focus on 5% or 10% of the population.

Your numbers are high.

1.4% of Adults Homosexual? (the largest random sex survey ever conducted says yes) Canada

18 posted on 04/06/2007 12:35:10 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: Lady J USA 1981
Disney opens Fairy Tale Weddings to gay couples

There, all fixed.
19 posted on 04/06/2007 5:04:11 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: Lady J USA 1981

Stopped going to any Disney theme parks (and most other parks) years agao. Stopped attending Disney (and all other) features at cinemas years ago. Never have purchased a Disney DVD. Avoiding Disney products altogether, even kids pix software.


20 posted on 04/06/2007 5:12:14 AM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: Lady J USA 1981

Why would any mother and father want to bring their kids to a Disney theme park? To learn about gay sex and people who spread disease worldwide?


21 posted on 04/06/2007 5:39:51 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: Lady J USA 1981

Makes sense to me.... I mean with the Disney cast members being caught in that pedophile sex trap in Tampa last week. I took my family to Disney last summer but I did not let my sons out of my sight for a minute. Disney started with Gay week now it’s Gay all the time.


22 posted on 04/06/2007 6:40:32 AM PDT by reagandemo (The battle is near are you ready for the sacrifice?)
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To: Lady J USA 1981

.............Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding packages start at $8,000 and include a wedding planner, the ceremony, food and beverages, flowers and table decorations..............

Gee, maybe there’s some margin to be made here!
Maybe for an extra grand the twinkies could get a Colon Irrigation before the “horneymoon”


23 posted on 04/06/2007 3:07:26 PM PDT by aShepard (Oh little Mohammad, kouchy, kouchy, koo, Your momma is so proud,you'll be the cutest suicide bomber!)
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To: Lady J USA 1981

I guess the decent people go to Universal Studios instead?


24 posted on 04/06/2007 3:18:09 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: chasio649

The only thing more irritating than missing an earlier post on a subject is the post police.


25 posted on 04/06/2007 3:23:45 PM PDT by USAFJeeper
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To: Notwithstanding
I was thinking about the same thing...the fairy tale wedding thingy is just creepy in itself. Disney characters in formal costumes to greet the bridal couple...juvenile at best.
26 posted on 04/06/2007 5:28:55 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Hoping my 'carbon footprint' has crushed a few liberals)
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