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In Vegas wedding chapels, a red carpet for gay couples
In Vegas wedding chapels, a red carpet for gay couples

The Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel's first same-sex ceremony Friday was traditional by Sin City standards: no Elvis, no Marilyn, no glitzy faux backdrop of Blue Hawaii, Egypt or Camelot. But for Chris Brentin, 31, a psychologist who grew up dreaming of eloping in Vegas, walking down the aisle to the chapel's outdoor gazebo draped with plastic vines and Pachelbel's canon piped through hidden speakers was everything he had hoped for. "I personally have always had a love affair with this city," Brentin, who lives in Sydney, Australia, said as a staffer pinned a red rose boutonniere to his navy blazer before he wed his partner of eight years, Ben Fidden, 32. Then...

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