Country music singer Chely Wright and
her fiancee, gay rights activist Lauren Blitzer, say they plan to
have a traditional wedding and children.
The women announced on Wednesday that
they'll marry on August 20 in Connecticut, one of five states where
gay marriage is legal.
“It's been a really exciting time,”
Wright told E!
Online. “We fit so well. And the best part is that our
families go so beautifully together.”
Wright met her future wife through her
work as a board member of Faith
in America, a non-profit that counters “the bigotry, prejudice
and hostility toward the LGBT community being sold to the public for
several decades under the guise of religious belief and religious
teaching.” Blitzer is the group's development director.
“We want a family,” Wright added.
“The benefit of being out is I get to have everything that everyone
Wright also said the two women will
wear Jose Dias-designed white gowns for their big day.
Last year, Wright told People
magazine that she's a lesbian. She went on to describe her life as a
closeted celebrity in her memoir Like Me.
Wish Me Away, a film documenting
her coming out gay experience, will
premiere on April 15 at the Nashville Film Festival.
has said that her decision to come out hurt her career.