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Friday, 6 April 2007

Disney relaxes its policy on gay 'weddings'. Yes, money talks!

Disney has a generally good record in its dealings with the gay community (and was the subject of an 8-year boycott from various conservative 'Christian' groups) until 2005, but until recently permitted same sex couples to rent only 'meeting rooms' at its two US resorts for the purpose of organising their 'weddings' or commitment services there. Now it is to permit gay couples to buy "Fairy Tale Wedding" packages and to hold their 'special day' at locations set aside for weddings at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World; packages start at USD8,000- to include a wedding planner, the ceremony, food and beverages, flowers and table decorations.

Although the latest moves by Disney have brought fresh criticism from religious conservatives that it is promoting a 'gay agenda', the company has issued a statement through a spokesman, Donn Walker, who said:


"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."

... and the 'pink pound/dollar' is just as good as any other, I expect. Well done, nevertheless.

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