WPOC, the country station out of Baltimore, Maryland, is holding a Dream Wedding contest. Since Maryland is a state where gay couples can marry legally, I wondered if the contest was open to same-sex couples. The official rules had notes in it about ‘spouse’ and ‘commitment ceremony’, but to be sure, I emailed the promotions and contest manager.
The response that I got back was that the contest is that the contest is “ABSOLUTELY open to LGBT couples as well as straight couples…” And, yes, the word ‘absolutely’ in the response was all caps.
I was bowled over by the enthusiastic response. I was also wished luck with my entry. Sorry, WPOC, this cowboy ain’t putting a ring on it, yet. But for those LGBT couples who are ready, below is some of the information for the contest (bolding and caps are original text).
Upload a creative, fun photo of you and your fiancé by May 11 that is original and showcases your personality. Photos will be displayed on WPOC.com for everyone to vote for their favorite!
You could win an extravagant all-inclusive wedding ceremony and reception for up to 150 guests at MICHAEL’S EIGHTH AVENUE in Glen Burnie, featuring the beautiful Wedding Garden! Bridal gown and tuxedo, as well as hair and makeup services for the bride on the big day, to be provided by AMANDA RITCHEY BRIDAL & BEAUTY, who’s professional team of stylists are some of the best in the industry!