Wisconsin Couple Gets Free Wedding Dinner After Lift On Gay Marriage Ban

(via WISN News)

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The big news in Wisconsin recently is all about a federal judge striking down a ban on same sex marriage in that state, with gay couples in a happy rush to the courthouse to obtain marriage licenses. In the spirit of those celebrations, a restaurant in Milwaukee comped one couple’s meal, delivering a check reading “$0.00.”

While many wedding feasts end up costing an arm and a leg — especially if you’re feeding all your friends and family — one pizzeria gave the gift of food to a couple who’d just gotten hitched, reports WISN News (h/t to Jezebel).

The Milwaukee men were among the first to get married after the ban was struck down last Friday as unconstitutional.

“We saw the news on WISN 12 NEWS around 4 pm,” he posted on Facebook, saying he called up his partner and they headed to the courthouse.

The next day, he posted about his wedding night on Facebook, saying after he and his husband were married, they stayed to witness other marriages and then went to a local pizzeria to celebrate with some friends.

“When the check came, our server, Melissa, told us that our bill had been taken care of by the staff.”

Indeed, a photo posted to Facebook shows a cost of $0.00 on that bill, with a total saved of $54. Sure, it’s not a huge bill, but it’s always nice when strangers do something just to make others happy.

“It was an amazing day that we (will) never forget,” he adds, nothing that it’s even more so due to how the “restaurant and staff made it even more wonderful.”

Gay couple wed in Milwaukee gets wedding dinner surprise [WISN 12 News]