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    Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:19:53

    Fran Drescher to Marry Three Gay Couples in New York as Part of a Contest - It's part of her "Happily Divorced" show

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    Fran Drescher is coming to New York City to paint the town red – with love! – on March 6, 2012. Drescher will officiate the marriages of three lucky gay couples in New York City at a venue to be announced in support of her "'Love Is Love' Gay Marriage Contest" and to kick off the second season of Happily Divorced, which premieres Wednesday, March 7 at 10:30 PM ET/PT.

    The online contest is open now at the "Happily Divorced" Facebook page, which is here, and will end at 11:59 PM ET/8:59 PM PT on Feb. 20, 2012. Fran received her minister license in order to perform these special ceremonies.

    Fans of Drescher will be able to experience a piece of the excitement by checking into the event on FourSquare, using the #FranFan hashtag to interact with Fran during the ceremony on Twitter and viewing updates on the "Happily Divorced" Facebook page.

    In order to enter the contest, candidates must either submit a video (not more than 120 seconds in length) or submit a photo and 350-word essay in which they tell their own love story, explain how their relationship best represents the idea that "love is love" and why they want to be married by Fran. Once the entry period has closed, Fran will hand-select her top three couples based on their story and originality. The contest is open only to residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

    "I'm proud to be an American and I admire our constant strive towards liberty, justice, and equality for all," stated Drescher. "It is our duty to recognize that injustice exists and shift national consciousness to correct that injustice. Marriage equality is our opportunity to uphold our constitutional values, to stretch beyond our comfort zone and mature into a better version of ourselves. It is only by example that we may continue to be a beacon of freedom for the rest of the world. This is a no brainer, people; after all…love is love."

    Drescher's longtime husband Peter came out of the closet after they divorced.

    Any gay couples out there planning to enter this contest?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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