The news these days is full of weddings. From famous people getting married to same-sex couples finally being allowed to tie the knot in many different states. For some, all of this wedding news may be tiresome but for others it may be inspirational.
Finding out about someone else’s happiness should bring you joy, rather than bitterness. Here are just a few things that you may or may not know about marriage in the US.
Same-Sex Marriage Laws
There are currently 37 states in the US that allow legal same-sex marriages. That leaves 13 states that have banned same-sex marriages. Love is blind. Everyone has heard that saying sometime in their life. For many Americans love knows no gender. No matter what you believe, it seems like two people in love should be able to express their love for one another by being able to make a commitment by marriage.
Famous Same-Sex Marriages in 2015
While it happened last year, the news just got wind that famous crooner Barry Manilow secretly wed his manager, Garry Kief, last year. They now join many same-sex celebrity couples. Some of the most vocal about their love include Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Elton John and David Furnish, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry, Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds, and George Takei and Brad Altman.
Marriage In General
What some people might be sick of is the emphasis put on royal and famous people when they get married, straight or not. George Clooney was one of the hottest bachelors for a long time, so his recent marriage was much talked about. When English royalty get married many people make a point to watch the wedding on TV. If you aren’t part of the family it may be hard to see why someone would be so interested in their wedding, but they are!
The Inspiration of Marriage
If you are one of the few that find inspiration in these celebrity weddings, it may help you find the perfect dress or you may figure out where your perfect venue is. That could be a good reason to watch celebrity wedding and pick up the magazines full of their wedding photos. Take the themes, the clothing, hairdos and more as inspiration for your own wedding and it may just be worth watching someone you only know from a movie get married.
So, if you are tired of hearing about celebrity marriages you don’t have to quit watching the news. Instead, come up with a way to use their happy moment to inspire yours! It’s also a great way to learn about different cultures and keep up on the world around you.