Marriage equality and the Mouse

Used to be that gay folks looking to get hitched could rent out rooms at Disney resorts and use them for their ceremonies, but if they wanted the full in-the-house-of-the-mouse brouhaha, they were out of luck. Locations at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World set aside specifically for Disney-fied weddings were earmarked “STRAIGHTS ONLY” due to a rule that stated that only those who could obtain valid state marriage licenses were eligible to reserve those spaces.

But times, they are a’ changin’.

“We are updating our Fairy Tale Wedding guidelines to include commitment ceremonies,” Disney Parks and Resorts spokesman Donn Walker said. “This is consistent with our policy of creating a welcoming, respectful and inclusive environment for all of our guests.”

This means that brides and grooms of all ilks can purchase Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding and Honeymoon packages. Good on Disney — it’s about dang time.

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