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The #IDOMARATHON is the brainchild of Kacey Frierson and Chwanda Nixon

In April 2013 me (Kacey) & my wife Chwanda started a same-sex marriage journey to get married in all of the marriage equality states.  In 2013 there were only 13 states that allowed same sex marriage.   As of April 2015 we completed 14 legal same sex marriages!! On June 26, 2015 marriage equality came to the United States!! But we are not done!! We plan on finishing the remaining 34 states as soon as we can!! And trying to save Georgia for last!!

In 2013, as a lesbian couple, we could not just go to any courthouse to get married, not even our own local courthouse here in Georgia.  So we decided to take a cross-county, cross-continent journey of love and commitment to all of the marriage equality states we could legally get married in!

In April 2013 we married in 8 states: New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Maryland, Washington DC and Massachusetts.

In April 2014 we married in 3 more states: New Jersey, Iowa, and Illinois.  

In April 2015 we added Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia. 

For our 2013, 2014 and 2015 weddings, all 7 of our children, Edward, Kimoni, Louis, Kimari, Daviyon, Kimron and Katherine, took the cross country trips with us!

In January 2018 we added Nevada, April 2018 Florida and Tennessee in August 2018.

There are currently 30 states where marriage equality will END if Obergefell is overturned, unless they repeal their marriage bans.  (We’ve gotten married in 4 of those states).

The inspiration for the #idomarathon is love and commitment and EQUALITY...MARRIAGE EQUALITY!! What a better way to show our love and commitment to each other than to get married, and married and married!! We won't be done until we get married in all 50 states.  

Follow our journey:


 The #idomarathon was named one of the Biggest Same-Sex Weddings of 2013 by Rolling Out Magazine AND one of 21 Amazing Couples That Said "I Do" by Out Magazine AND featured as the cover story for the GA Voice (April 2014)!! #honored


These are the weddings we have had so far.................


  • Civil Union Wedding Saturday April 7, 2012 Waukegan, Illinois
  • Ceremony-Blue- Sunday April 7, 2013 (Central Park) New York, New York 
  • Legal #1 Yellow-Monday April 8, 2013 Staten Island, New York
  • Legal #2 Yellow-Monday April 8, 2013 Stamford, Connecticut  
  • Legal #3 Red-Tuesday April 9, 2013 Kittery, Maine
  • Legal #4 Red-Tuesday April 9, 2013 Manchester, New Hampshire    
  • Legal #5 Orange-Wednesday April 10, 2013 Burlington, Vermont
  • Legal #6 Green-Thursday April 11, 2013 Auburn, Massachusetts
  • Legal #7 Purple-Friday April 12, 2013 Baltimore, Maryland
  • Legal #8 Purple-Friday April 12, 2013  Washington, DC.
  • Legal #9 Purple-Monday April 21, 2014 Newark, New Jersey
  • Legal #10 Red-Friday April 25, 2014 Des Moines, Iowa
  • Legal #11 Saturday May 31, 2014 Chicago, Illinois
  • Commitment Ceremony #2- Sunday August 24, 2014 Savannah, Georgia
  • Legal #12 Monday April 6, 2015 Wytheville, Virginia
  • Legal #13 Monday April 6, 2015 Charleston, West Virginia
  • Legal #14 Thursday April 9, 2015 Providence, Rhode Island
  • Commitment Ceremony #3 Saturday June 27, 2015 St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Legal #15 Monday January 21, 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Legal #16 Monday April 9, 2018 Amelia Island, Florida
  • Legal #17 Saturday August 25, 2018 Nashville, Tennessee


We will be continuing to  the remaining 33 states!!    



We are the COVER article for The GA Voice Wedding issue!!!

This is the statement we and our 7 children have made for marriage equality. We were married in (then) 8 of the 10 (NY, CT, ME, NH, VT, MA, MD AND DC) marriage states April 8-12, 2013.


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