"The East Bay Express proudly announces Wedding Wednesdays in celebration of the long over-due right for homosexual partners to legally marry in the state of California."
The alt-weekly says it will hold free group weddings for 12 same-sex couples on June 25 and July 2 at the newspaper offices in Emeryville. East Bay Express Marketing Director Terry Furry will conduct the ceremony with support from the wedding planning company Don Gibble & Associates.
The couples will get a wedding ceremony, catered reception, honeymoon prize packages, professional photos, a published wedding announcement and a lot of publicity.
"This is a fun, unique marriage alternative to City Hall, and is our newspaper's way of sharing in this historic celebration," EBX said.