Singer-songwriter Chely Wright says she
and her wife married in New York before they walked down the aisle in
The 43-year-old Wright came out gay in
2010 and married Lauren Blitzer-Wright the following year. In 2013,
the couple welcomed twin boys George Samuel and Everett Joseph.
In an interview with Yahoo!
Music, Wright said she and her wife were already married by the
time they exchanged vows in Connecticut.
“Before our wedding in Connecticut,
we had registered for a marriage license in the state of New York,”
Wright explained. “And there was such an overflow of people
waiting to get married that they did a lottery. And a couple had to
be chosen. And we received a call and were told that 'It's with
great pleasure that you've been chosen.'”
“So we didn't tell anyone. We stood
in line on a very hot day with hundreds of other couples that had
been together all lengths of time. We all stood in line together for
seven to eight hours. And by the time we got up there to get
married, we had experienced something so amazing.”
“So that day was emotional and
historical for us. And then a month later, we had our wedding day at
home in Connecticut,” she added.