Gay Couple Wants YOU to Fund Their Wedding

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The happy couple
Cesar Hernandez-Topete and Miguel Munoz Topete Hernandez of Long Beach celebrated Prop 8's Supreme Court defeat by running out and getting a marriage license.

Now, they want you--yes, you, sitting there staring into the screen (Whassup with the other hand?)--to help fund their wedding.

They are billing themselves as the first couple to use social media to crowdfund a same-sex wedding. They don't need a lot, at least based on the cost of ceremonies these days. Their GoFundMe.com page, which had raised $355 when I just checked, has a goal of only $2,500.

To make a 90-day expiration date for donations, the couple has set a Sept. 20 wedding date. And to, uh, sweeten the deal, they are offering a free cake pop through their online business CakePopsandCompany.com to anyone who gives $25 or more.

Having met over a dinner date four years ago and then entering a domestic partnership on July 13, 2012, they consider anything beyond wedding expenses that rolls in as icing toward fulfilling another shared dream: adopting a child.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!



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