Commentary: Gay Bridal Showers Commentator Ed Madden is pretty sure same-sex marriage won't be legal anytime soon where he lives, in Columbia, S.C. But that hasn't stopped gay people from planning ceremonies that require florists, photographers, and dressy clothes. He figured they would go to a bridal show, just like all the straight brides planning their weddings. So he set up a table to distribute a guide to same-sex weddings at the annual South Carolina bridal show -- right next to the Mary Kay cosmetics representative.
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Commentary: Gay Bridal Showers

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Commentator Ed Madden is pretty sure same-sex marriage won't be legal anytime soon where he lives, in Columbia, S.C. But that hasn't stopped gay people from planning ceremonies that require florists, photographers, and dressy clothes. He figured they would go to a bridal show, just like all the straight brides planning their weddings. So he set up a table to distribute a guide to same-sex weddings at the annual South Carolina bridal show — right next to the Mary Kay cosmetics representative.