The #IDOMARATHON is the brainchild of Kacey Frierson and Chwanda Nixon
In April 2013 me (Kacey) & my wife Chwanda started a same-sex marriage journey to get married in all of the marriage equality states. In 2013 there were only 13. As of April 2015 we completed 14 legal same sex marriages!! On June 26, 2015 marriage equality came to the United States!! But we are not done!! We plan on finishing the remaining 36 states as soon as we can!! And trying to save Georgia for last!!
In 2013 as a lesbian couple we could not just go to any courthouse to get married, not even our own local courthouse here in Georgia. So we decided to take a cross-county, cross-continent journey of love and commitment to all of the marriage equality states we could legally get married in! In April 2013 we married in 8 states: New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Maryland, Washington DC and Massachusetts. In April 2014 we married in 3 more states: New Jersey, Iowa, and Illinois. In April 2015 we added Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.
The inspiration for the #idomarathon is love and commitment and EQUALITY...MARRIAGE EQUALITY!! What a better way to show our love and commitment to each other than to get married, and married and married!! We won't be done until we get married in all 50 states.
Everyone loves the concept of the #idomarathon, but it is a difficult task to partake in with us and 7 children. We mostly funded that trip out of pocket, which is difficult with a family our size. So we need help to finish...
The #idomarathon was named one of the Biggest Same-Sex Weddings of 2013 by Rolling Out Magazine AND one of 21 Amazing Couples That Said "I Do" by Out Magazine AND featured as the cover story for the GA Voice (April 2014)!! #honored
These are the weddings we have had so far.................
Civil Union Wedding Saturday April 7, 2012 Waukegan, Illinois
Ceremony-Blue- Sunday April 7, 2013 (Central Park) New York, New York
Legal #1 Yellow-Monday April 8, 2013 Staten Island, New York
Legal #2 Yellow-Monday April 8, 2013 Stamford, Connecticut
Legal #3 Red-Tuesday April 9, 2013 Kittery, Maine
Legal #4 Red-Tuesday April 9, 2013 Manchester, New Hampshire
Legal #5 Orange-Wednesday April 10, 2013 Burlington, Vermont
Legal #6 Green-Thursday April 11, 2013 Auburn, Massachusetts
Legal #7 Purple-Friday April 12, 2013 Baltimore, Maryland
Legal #8 Purple-Friday April 12, 2013 Washington, DC.
Legal #9 Purple-Monday April 21, 2014 Newark, New Jersey
Legal #10 Red-Friday April 25, 2014 Des Moines, Iowa
Legal #11 Saturday May 31, 2014 Chicago, Illinois
Commitment Ceremony #2- Sunday August 24, 2014 Savannah, Georgia
Legal #12 Monday April 6, 2015 Wytheville, Virginia
Legal #13 Monday April 6, 2015 Charleston, West Virginia
Legal #14 Thursday April 9, 2015 Providence, Rhode Island
Commitment Ceremony #3 Saturday June 27, 2015 St. Petersburg, Florida
We will be continuing to the remaining 36 states!!
We were featured in Creative Loafing on June 25, 2015!!
AND the Mass Wedding In St. Petersburg, Florida
We are the COVER article for The GA Voice Wedding issue!!!
This is the statement we and our 7 children have made for marriage equality. We were married in (then) 8 of the 10 (NY, CT, ME, NH, VT, MA, MD AND DC) marriage states April 8-12, 2013.
HERE WE ARE ON THE STEPS OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT WITH ALL OUR LICENSES!! ♥