Eureka Springs To Host “First Public Gay Wedding Reception” In The South


EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – The city of Eureka Springs is scheduled to host the first “mass gay wedding reception in the Bible belt” on Aug. 2, according to a news release.

The reception is billed as a “Married To Equality” event, and it’s open to the public, according to the release. The goal of the reception is to “honor the more than 500 same-sex couples married in Arkansas in May after a state judge invalidated the state’s anti-gay marriage amendment,” the release states.

The reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Farm to Table Fresh restaurant at 179 N. Main St., according to the release.

More than 40 restaurants gift shops, hotels, galleries and retailers have contributed goods or services to the reception, the release states.

The Eureka Springs city council issued a public invitation to the reception by resolution on July 14, according to the release.


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