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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gay Wedding in the Skies over Canada

Passengers aboard a red-eye Virgin America flight woke up to an unusual announcement as they got close to New York early this morning. Two men aboard the flight got married when the plane briefly flew over Canada (where marriage is legal).

The head flight attendant announced: “While you were sleeping, we had a little wedding in the galley. The captain diverted us over Canadian airspace so he could marry two gentlemen.” and "We'd like to wish them the best and offer them a round of applause," said Ryan McManus, a passenger who was returning home to New York, noting that the passengers applauded on cue.

This was actually not the first wedding ceremony onboard a Virgin flight. In October 2007, on a flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas, a wedding was performed by Virgin Group Chairman Sir Richard Branson.

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