Betty Crocker, a division of General Mills, will donate cakes to
the first three couples to marry as a Minnesota gay marriage law
takes effect on Thursday.
The first couple, Cathy ten Broeke and Margaret Miles, will be
married at midnight by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak at City Hall.
Rybak will also marry Reid Bordson and Paul Nolle. After the two
couples are wed, Rybak will conduct 38 more ceremonies. The third
couple, Al Giraud and Jeff Isaacson, will marry in nearby St. Paul at
the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.
The three couples on Thursday visited the Betty Crocker Kitchens
at General Mills headquarters in Golden Valley to taste-test wedding
cakes for their ceremonies, according to a
GLAAD blog post.
At its The Family Project campaign, Betty Crocker states that it
believes “that a family is a family, no matter how it's arranged.”
General Mills' support of marriage equality in Minnesota made
it a target of foes. Last year, the National Organization for
Marriage (NOM), the nation's most vociferous opponent of gay
nuptials, launched a Dump General Mills boycott.