EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – The city of Eureka Springs hosted the first “mass gay wedding reception in the Bible Belt” on Saturday (Aug. 2). Hundreds of guests from across the Midwest attended the reception.
The reception is billed as a “Married To Equality” event, and it was open to the public, according to a news release. The goal of the reception was 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 went from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Farm to Table Fresh restaurant in Eureka Springs.
More than 40 restaurants gift shops, hotels, galleries and retailers contributed goods or services to the reception.