Lesbian country singer Chely Wright marries girlfriend Lauren Blitzer
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Lesbian country singer Chely Wright marries girlfriend Lauren Blitzer

Ansonia : CT : USA | Aug 22, 2011 at 2:02 AM PDT
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Chely Wright Marries Gay Activist Lauren Blitzer in Connecticut -- VIDEO

Lesbian country singer Chely Wright have tied the knot with her girlfriend, Lauren Blitzer. The marriage took place one year after Wright came out with her confession of being gay

Wedding bells rang for Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer on Saturday and the two looked extremely happy to have finally made their union legal. Both Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer wore white wedding gowns and they are now partners officially. Chely Wright admitted to being a lesbian just a year ago and after such a short while, she is happily married with the love of her life. Wright, 40, met her partner, Blitzer, 30, just two weeks after coming out last year. Lauren Blitzer is an LGBT Civil Rights Activist and according to her, she fell in love with Wright for the person that she is.

The wedding was a little unusual since Chely Wright is Christian and Lauren Blitzer is Jewish, so the couple had to go with an interfaith ceremony. At the Wright and Blitzer wedding, both a reverend and a rabbi presided over the event.

Chely Wright came out with her confession of being a lesbian a year ago, and according to her, it was not at all an easy thing to do. She told the news reporters that the confession was a really painful process for her as such things are not taken lightly in the world of country music. According to Wright, the country music world is quite conservative and such things are not accepted and neither taken lightly. "Country music has been described as being about God and family and country," she said. "And for some reason people think that you can't be gay and have those beliefs. That's why I have to do this. I have to be one to step forward."

She further added that in the world of country music, an artist who is a drunkard is likely to be tolerated more than a gay artist. In an interview with Los Angeles Times' Geoff Boucher, she said, "You get good money from Jim Beam to put that emblem on the side of your bus. I was on the Crown Royal tour, and I have to say it was one of my favorite tours. They would rather you were a drug addict than be gay. They will forgive you if you beat your wife, lose your kids to state, get six divorces, make a sex tape, get labeled as a tramp - any and all of it is better than being gay."

We do hope that now a happy married life will ease Chely Wright's troubles and help her forget the ordeal that she had to go through for being honest.

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