While many states passed constitutional-level legislation denying support of same-sex marriage rights, a survey issued by RainbowWeddingNetwork.com shows that gay and lesbian couples will not allow such legislation to affect their personal plans. According to a release from Artistic Ventures, Inc., gay and lesbian couples stated that the election results will not change their choice to have a ceremony of some kind to celebrate their commitments to one another.
Couples from more than 40 states responded to the poll by the site, which is the internet's first wedding gift registry specifically for the gay and lesbian community.
More than 79 percent of those responding answered 'No' to the question as to whether or not recent legislation would change their plans of having a wedding or ceremony. More than 46 percent reported plans are underway for their ceremony to take place in 2005 or 2006, with budgets ranging from $500 to over $10,000 per event. Moreover, 31 percent said that they had already had a wedding or ceremony.
A small number of heterosexuals also responded, showing their support for the LGBT community and marriage rights.