... the reception will be hosted by one of the resort town’s newest restaurants, Farm to Table Fresh. “Eureka Springs has long been known as the ‘Wedding Capitol of the South’,” restaurateur Ken Ketelsen said. “This will be a special event for the celebration of marriage and a time to congratulate all couples who of have embarked on that journey together.”
Many of us here feel as if Eureka’s reputation as a progressive, inclusive and LGBT-friendly community was tarnished by the behavior of county officials in May. In part, the reception is intended to send them a message: We’re proud of our in- and out-of-town gay newlyweds and they deserve better than they got from you.Eureka Springs has long been known for its welcome to LGBT people. It has a domestic partnership registry, which carries only symbolic value. But many couples have visited the city to sign up. Then, May 10, it became the site of the first legal same-sex marriage in Arkansas. Piazza's ruling has been stayed by the Arkansas Supreme Court, but not before nearly 500 couples were married mostly in Pulaski, Carroll and Washington counties.
Damn shame that MONEY isn't the only stuff being "spread".
I, for one, welcome our new robotic, Teutono-Sino overlords.