Valentine’s Performance Art

ORLANDO, Del., Feb. 14 (UPI) — An artist in Orange County, Fla., said he married a woman he barely knows as a piece of performance art in opposition to the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Artist Brian Feldman said his Friday performance-art piece, Brian Feldman Marries Anybody, was intended to show how two complete strangers of opposite sexes can marry in Florida, while a loving same-sex couple does not enjoy the same right, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported.

As part of his artistic piece, Feldman even chose his bride by spinning a bottle near three young women who volunteered to be part of his project.

The winner, Hannah Miller, told the Sentinel while the marriage was not based in romance or love, she was nonetheless nervous going into the Orange County Courthouse ceremony.

“I’m nervous,” she said. “It’s legal; it’s real. But I think it’s the right thing to do. I’m a real big loudmouth, so it just makes sense to make a really loud public statement.”

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