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Survey from TheKnot.com and The Advocate Showcases New and Old Wedding Traditions for Same-Sex Couples
NEW YORK, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate Pride Month, the striking down of same-sex marriage bans in Utah and Indiana, and the anniversary of the overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), TheKnot.com, the number-one online wedding planning destination, and The Advocate, the world's leading gay news source, announced the results of their second annual same-sex wedding survey. This study looks at many aspects of weddings, from the engagement ring to the honeymoon, comparing the traditions that same-sex couples are following in their wedding ceremonies with those of their straight counterparts.
"Here at The Knot, we've been proud supporters of marriage equality from day one," said Rebecca Dolgin, The Knot editor in chief. "In researching for Gay Weddings from The Knot, a special digital magazine we just released to celebrate equal love for all, we wanted to look further into the traditions the LGBT community is following, and making their own."
"One year after the Supreme Court's landmark rulings on marriage, this survey illustrates their enormous impact playing out in the lives of couples who want to marry. As you might expect, same-sex couples are much the same as everyone else. We share a passion for the great traditions in wedding celebrations-from exchanging rings to marrying in a suit or tuxedo-but we also like to add our own unique twist on the celebrations," said Joe Landry, the executive vice president, publishing, for Here Media.
Top Stats from TheKnot.com and The Advocate Same-Sex Weddings Survey
While same-sex weddings have always been prominent on TheKnot.com and in The Knot Magazine, Gay Weddings from The Knot is a special digital magazine released in honor of Pride Month that features wedding inspiration, planning tips, advice from top experts, beautiful real weddings and more.
About The Knot
The Knot is the nation's leading wedding resource, reaching nearly every couple in America through the #1 wedding website, TheKnot.com; The Knot national and local wedding magazines; The Knot book series; syndicated columns in newspapers nationwide; and mobile apps. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO; http://www.xogroupinc.com), the premier consumer internet and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young to-be-weds with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Follow The Knot on Twitter @TheKnot.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media's iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
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