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First Ever Marriage to a Corporation Contemplated by Single, Female, 39.
(Distributed by the Green Party of the United States, http://www.gp.org)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2011
Suki DeJong 561-352-1108
Bonnie Redding 561-762-8191
Saturday, January 22, 2:00 pm
Little Owl, 527 N. Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida
The Search for a Corporate Husband will Commemorate the 1st Anniversary of the Supreme Court Ruling Re-affirming Corporate Personhood.
One year ago on January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States reaffirmed that corporations have the same constitutional rights as people (Citizens United v FEC). In commemoration of that decision there will commence a national search for the ideal corporate groom for a mere mortal, Ms. Sarah "echo" Steiner. Ms. Steiner has made it clear that she intends to take the Supreme Court at its word and honor her marriage when she finds a suitable candidate.
Members of the press are cordially invited to join the Bride as she formally announces her intention to seek a corporate partner and to unite one heart and one corporate charter in love forever (or not). A press conference will kick off the search for a corporate groom on Saturday, January 22, 2011.
There have been rumors circulating that a number of potential corporate grooms are already in the running (including green corporate persons). Once a suitor has been found, the Bride and her future corporate husband will announce their plans to marry in a public ceremony.
"The court's ruling has opened the door to the union of corporate and human persons in ways that were never imagined before," said the Bride. "But, frankly, I'm wondering who's going to be on top on the wedding night."
"If corporations are persons, then let us celebrate the end of discrimination against them by permitting them to marry just like everyone else ... well, almost everyone else," says Carla Christianson of Move to Amend Florida.
But Suki DeJong of the Palm Beach County Green Party has expressed concern for the inevitable consequences of the Supreme Court's ruling. "There just aren't enough corporations to go around," said DeJong. "Sure, it's okay for Ms. Steiner, but what about the rest of us? I'd like to marry one myself. On the other hand, those things can live forever. They're not like real people."
The bride will be given away by Florida Move to Amend (http://www.movetoamend.org). Her bridesmaids will be members of the Palm Beach County Green Party and Progressive Democrats of America, Florida.