Homer & Marge denied at Wales wedding

July 5, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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CARDIFF, Wales, July 5 (UPI) -- Models of cartoon couple Homer and Marge Simpson weren't stately enough to attend a gay couple's civil wedding, Cardiff, Wales, city officials said.

Even though Homer and his blue-haired bride didn't make the ceremony recently, Glyn Stott and partner Roy Culliford did walk down the aisle as the theme song of the popular U.S. cartoon show filled the air, The Mirror reported Monday.

"It was a real shame. I really wanted Homer and Marge by my side," Stott told The Mirror. "We still Simpsoned it up by having the wedding cake and the theme song."

The models Stott wanted to use -- a 7-foot Marge and a 5-foot Homer -- were among 1,500 collectibles created when "The Simpsons Movie" was released.

A Cardiff Council spokeswoman said the registrar's office "should always insist upon the seemly behavior of the parties and their witnesses. All ceremonies -- marriages and civil partnerships -- should therefore be solemn and dignified. It is Cardiff Council's view that this request was outside that definition and could not be permitted."

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