Hello Blog Readers,

Happy Friday! How the days are just flying by, it’s unbelievable. I just recently attended Basic Rights Oregon’s LGBT Wedding Expo on behalf of ecoShuttle and I had a great time (http://www.kgw.com/lifestyle/Portland-hosts-same-sex-wedding-expo-139657403.html). We had a drawing for 6 hours of free wedding transportation and the lucky winner was Christoph Long. Christoph and his partner are getting married in 2013 and we are so happy to be working with them on their wedding transportation. Congratulations, guys! 

We here at ecoShuttle would also like to congratulate our fair neighbors to the north in Washington for legalizing marriage rights for all people, hopefully that will end up being the case, anyways. One of the interesting facts I learned at the Expo was that according to Forbes Magazine in 2004, gay marriage industry could expand by an additional $16 billion. So not only is it the right thing—it also makes sense economically (http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2009/0527/p02s07-ussc.html).

Lastly, Indiana has suddenly decided to put through the legislature a measure to stop making specialty LGBT license plates whose sales benefitted at-risk LGBT children. Unbelievable, yet not surprising! (http://www.queerty.com/need-another-reason-to-hate-the-dmv-theyre-homophobic-too-20120224/)