Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait Wait
… Don't Tell Me! tweeted support for gay marriage in Illinois
On Tuesday, Sagal cheered after
Illinois lawmakers approved a gay marriage bill.
becomes 15th state to legalize gay marriage.)
messaged to his more than 94,000 followers. “It was totally
embarrassing that Iowa was gayer than we were.”
He continued with an offer to officiate
over the weddings of gay couples in Illinois to support marriage
equality in Ohio.
“Not a joke: If any [nerdy] same sex
couple in IL wants me to officiate, I'm your guy,” Sagal said.
“Did it for Carl Kasell, can do it for you.”
In a series of tweets, Sagal added some
conditions to his offer.
“1. To clarify and expand earlier,
excited tweets: I meant it. I will officiate your same sex wedding
in IL when they become legal next June. 2. Must be within 1hr drive
of my home in Chicago, and dates must be mutually acceptable. Must
be real, legal SS marriages. 3. My fee: a $500 donation to
non-profit working for marriage equality in another state, pref.
Ohio. Amount negotiable, esp if you're loaded. 4. Also: two seats
at your reception. You guys through AWESOME parties. 5. Lastly, to
clarify: I officiated at Carl Kasell's wedding to Mary Anne Foster.
Sorry, boys, he's taken. 6. Contact me via my website,
petersagal.com. And mazel tov!”
He added: “Throw not through. Geez.”
The 48-year-old Sagal is also a
playwright, screenwriter and actor.