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Uber Spontaneously Marries Eight Couples To Celebrate One Year Of Marriage Equality In CA

Screen Shot 2014-07-04 at 11.58.49 AMPride weekend in San Francisco marked one year since marriage equality returned to California, prompting car service app Uber to celebrate the double-occasion in its hometown with the most awesome promotion ever.

On Saturday, June 28, Uber offered the #UberWedding option to anyone willing to get married with the tap of a finger through their app. Throughout the day, eight different couples said “I do” by tapping the #UberWedding button and watching an official pop-up marriage form almost instantly wherever they were in the city.

Couples who got married through Uber on Saturday were treated to an official marriage license, an instant ceremony, and a complete honeymoon package from HotelTonight and Alaska Air.

In a note posted to Uber’s blog, Uber SF GM Wayne reiterated Uber’s dedication to the LGBT community:

As a member of the LGBT community, this weekend is also personal for me and many of us at Uber. We are indebted to those who fought for our rights from Stonewall to Harvey Milk to Edith Windsor. We have come a long way as a community, but we are not quite there yet. We know the responsibility is on all of us to carry forth the torch – and we at Uber are committed to this fight for equality for all.

Check out the happy couples below:

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Jul 4, 2014
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  • 5 Comments
    • justSomeGuyFromNJ
      justSomeGuyFromNJ

      Wow. What a great promotion. Great idea, great gift(s) and great publicity for them.

      Jul 4, 2014 at 2:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      Sweeeet how hot and lovely is gay marriage compare to the boring straight over chewed, and tasteless; So good to be HOMODELUXE.

      Jul 4, 2014 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      Uber Spontaneously….does not roll off the tongue easily…

      Jul 4, 2014 at 9:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • malerntogo
      malerntogo

      Congratulations! My husband and I were lucky enough to be one of the 18,000 couples married in California during the short time in 2008 when it was legal. We have been filing joint Federal Income taxes for the past 3 years and last year filed amended returns for the previous 2 years and they finally agreed and sent us the money owed to us plus interest. Our tax attorney told us we were one of the first Gay couples to be legally recognized in the United States, at least in the eyes of the IRS.
      We wish you all the best in your marriage to each other. Gay marriage might not be attractive to all our Gay brothers and sisters but it has been wonderful for us!

      Jul 4, 2014 at 9:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bfrenz
      Bfrenz

      wow,that was fast and not so cheesy. Great thing Uber.

      Jul 5, 2014 at 4:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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