A Milwaukee man received a special wedding gift after Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional
“We saw the news on WISN 12 NEWS around 4 pm,” he said, showing a photo of WISN.com’s top story from Friday afternoon.
So he called his partner, Andrew Capelle, and they headed to the Milwaukee County Courthouse. On Saturday, he posted the following to Facebook:
“Yesterday, my husband and I could legally get married in Wisconsin,” he said. “After our ceremony (and staying to witness several others) we stopped in last night for dinner to celebrate.”
Graham and his husband went to Transfer Pizzeria & Cafe on Mitchell Street with some friends to celebrate. But the end of the meal brought an unexpected wedding gift.
“When the check came, our server, Melissa, told us that our bill had been taken care of by the staff.”
A photo of the receipt posted on Facebook showed that all the items had a cost of $0.00.
“It was an amazing day that we (will) never forget,” Graham said. “Especially how your restaurant and staff made it even more wonderful.”
More than 80 couples were wed on the Milwaukee County Courthouse grounds Friday evening after U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb ruled the state’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.