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Raging Grannies say 'I Do'

• Brenna Goth
Local women’s groups host mock-marriage to protest corporation rights.  Several Tucson women's organizations celebrated Valentine's Day by performing a mock wedding between brides and corporations on the UA Mall.

About 15 women and a single man participated in the event. Members from the Tucson Raging Grannies, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and Code Pink acted and sang while wearing lace wedding dresses and formal clothing during the 25-minute ceremony. The groups believe corporations have so many of the same rights as individuals that they are nearly "eligible bachelors."

"We were out to celebrate Valentine's Day by marrying corporations," said Betts Putnam-Hidalgo, a member of Code Pink and the Tucson Raging Grannies.

"They've been long-time considered people, and the Supreme Court extended their rights."

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