Students walking through Ho Plaza could not help but stop and witness the Big Fat Queer Wedding that took place yesterday. Over 20 same sex couples shouted, “Homophobia’s got to go-Ha-Ha-Ho-Ho,” while marching from Caldwell Hall through the Arts Quad to retire in front of the Straight for a mock wedding and rally at noon.
Some gay participants wore tuxedos, suits and bridal gowns, while others dressed more casually.
The mock same-sex wedding was organized to raise awareness on campus about civil marriage between same-sex couples. “I do realize it’s a controversial issue; however, it’s an important issue that needs to be brought to the forefront of the Cornell community. I almost anticipate that there may be some backlash,” said Danny Mul