Amanda Barrett and Abby DeWald, also known as the eclectic musical duo The Ditty Bops, announced to their mailing list and on their MySpace page that they were married this week in California.
The couple have been together since 1999, and formed their band in 2004. Their music has appeared on Grey’s Anatomy and The L Word, and they recently released their third full-length CD, Summer Rains.
Already known for their activism (they formed a nonprofit organization, You and I Save the World, to raise awareness for environmental issues), the couple got political in their wedding announcement:
Hi Everyone! We just got married! We are so happy that after 10 years together we could make our union legal in the State of California.
However, there is a ballot measure in California which would eliminate the rights for same-sex couples to marry and would write discrimination against gays and lesbians into our state constitution. Please join us in voting NO on Proposition 8.
Last year during our FARM TOUR across America, we learned about industrial factory farming’s abuse of farm animals. If you live in California, you have the opportunity to vote YES on Proposition 2, a ballot measure that will improve the lives of 20 million farm animals. It will put an end to some of the worst abuses of factory farming and allow chickens, pigs and calves the ability to stretch their limbs, lie down comfortably and turn around. Although there is much more work to be done on this front, Prop 2 is the best measure we have at this point.
And finally, we endorse Barack Obama for president. The current administration has stripped away many of our rights and environmental safeguards over the past eight years and it is time for a change. Barack Obama is the only candidate in position to protect our human rights and our environment. Join us in voting for Barack Obama on November 4th.
The announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of us. After all, we saw evidence of their devotion to one another in their video for "Wishful Thinking":
Impalement by umbrella, arrow, and a cavalcade of giant butcher’s knives? The creativity of a lover’s mind never ceases to amaze me.
Congratulations to the green lovebirds!