Ohio fun park drops wedding event over gay protest

SANDSUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio amusement park is canceling a wedding contest after a gay couple organized a protest against it.

Cedar Point amusement park initially limited the contest to heterosexual couples because it said Ohio law doesn’t allow gay couples to legally marry. A spokesman says the park decided to cancel the event once it started to take on political undertones.

The amusement park sits along Lake Erie in Sandusky and bills itself as the best in the world. It had planned to select 13 couples to get married there on Friday the 13th in September.

A gay couple from Akron told the Sandusky Register (http://bit.ly/12jGPmV ) they wanted to enter until seeing the rules. They asked people online to contact the park in hopes of getting the rule changed.

Cedar Point is owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.

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Information from: Sandusky Register, http://www.sanduskyregister.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=frontpage?frontpage

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