Gay Texas couple Mark Phariss and Victor Holmes are so confident that the U.S. Supreme Court will legalize gay marriage that they've already booked a location for their wedding.
Get ready for that $181 million gay marriage boom, Texas.
“We put our money where our mouth is,” Phariss told the Chronicle on Monday. “We have booked a site for a wedding. We have put down a deposit. We have hired a videographer. We have hired a photographer. We have the 'save the day cards' printed — all for a November wedding near Frisco.”
The couple, one of two in a federal lawsuit challenging the gay marriage ban in Texas, traveled to Washington, D.C. over the weekend to be on hand Tuesday when the court hears arguments in four gay marriage cases. (Though not their case in Texas, which is stalled before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.)
While in D.C., Phariss and Holmes dined with other gay marriage plaintiffs and dished out $1,000 to two Texas natives to stand in line to snag a seat inside the high court so they could listen to the arguments in person.
As for the couple's dogs, they didn't get a front row seat to history on Tuesday.
“We have a dog sitter. Our dogs are never kenneled,” he said. “Nothing changes for those dogs. They are the most spoiled three dogs you possibly could imagine.”