Straight Woman Offers Her Right to Marry on eBay

She can't actually do that, but the bids are real, and going to charity
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2009 10:15 AM CST
Gay rights supporters rally for gay marriage rights in Maine.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A straight woman is auctioning off her right to marry on eBay in response to the New York state senate's rejection of a gay marriage bill. Alas, Jamie Frevele can’t actually auction off the right guaranteed her by way of her heterosexual birth, The Frisky notes. But the money she raises for a group that mentors LGBT youth will be real.

“I have no official documentation because this is something I was born with since I was born heterosexual,” Frevele writes in her eBay statement. “Unfortunately, this is only a symbolic gesture…Your bid, on the other hand, is real, and the donation you make to an organization that supports those who have been treated as second-class citizens will be well worth it.” With three days to go on the auction, the current bid is $307.

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