It appears Mickey Mouse has a new gig on the side.
Days after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, another supporter stepped forward. This one is all the way from Japan.
Despite their having no legal status, same sex couples are able to hold fairytale wedding ceremonies at hotels inside the popular Tokyo Disney Resort, including at the Cinderella Castle, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday.
One of the first couples to give Mickey Mouse the good news about their engagement was a female named Koyuki Higashi and her bride-to-be, identified on the blog only as Hiroko.
“Mickey first looked surprised to hear that we are a ‘couple of girls’,” Higashi wrote. “But we said we were there to thank him because same-sex weddings can be held at the Disney Resort, and he celebrated with us.”
If you want Mickey Mouse to officiate your wedding in Japan, it’s going to cost you a lot. It is not known if Higashi and her partner will go ahead with a wedding at the Cinderella Castle, which is said costs 7.5 million yen ($95,000).