Ciara And Russell Wilson's Wedding Was Also A Protest Against Anti-Gay Laws
The couple made a big decision about their wedding due to North Carolina's HB2 bathroom laws.
Earlier this year, North Carolina enacted a series of totally repressive laws that essentially make it legal to discriminate against gays in that state. The set of legislations, referred to as HB2, also included provisions that would disallow trans people from using restrooms that correlate to their identified gender. Plenty of artists and celebrities have gone on record to protest the radically conservative rules, and now one of hip hop's most beloved power couples are joining the ranks of dissenters.
Ciara and Russell Wilson reportedly moved their wedding out of North Carolina as an act of protest against the anti-gay policies.
In an interview with the duo's wedding planner, Mindy Weiss, it was revealed that the Queen of Crunk and her boo were concientious objectors to the Republican anti-gay agenda: “They were first getting married in North Carolina, but they called it off due to the transgender bathroom laws,” Weiss said.
Other plans failed for less political reasons: “They were gonna go to Paris and it ended up being [Couture] Fashion Week ... And it was really difficult.”
The couple ultimately settled on Liverpool as their destination, and damn did they look nice despite (or because of?) the location change:
So, anyway, note to everyone living in NC: get the f*ck out of NC if you can.