Two small town papers in Iowa and Texas published what appear to be fake lesbian wedding announcements.

Le Mars, Iowa's Le Mars Daily Sentinel announced the upcoming nuptials of Le Mars' own Candace Leigh Collins to Maria Ava Johns in Massachusetts. The women, the announcement explained, met while attending Texas State University. reported that a separate engagement announcement using the same photo ran the same day in San Marcos, Texas. In this announcement, Collins is from Austin and engaged to Andrea Kathleen Kaufman.

The photo used in the engagements is a composite of two high school students: Melanie from Ann Arbor, Michigan and Jamie from Pensacola, Florida.

A representative from the Roxbury, Massachusetts church were the brides were to marry confirmed that the engagement was fake. “We do not know these people,” Crystal Tullos emailed Gawker.

“Why would someone bother to invent fake lesbian wedding announcements?” Gawker asked. “Is someone testing the same-sex marriage policies of small-town publications and these are the only two that were published? Or is this just the work of a dirty pervert?”