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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jamie Frevele eBay: Woman Auctioning Her Right To Marry On eBay

A straight woman, Jamie Frevele, is auctioning off her right to marry on eBay as a means of protesting the New York state senate's rejection of the gay marriage bill earlier this month.

Frevele posted this description on her eBay listing for "Jamie Frevele's Right To Marry":

New York State has voted down marriage equality.

[...]

I'm an unmarried heterosexual woman, and since I probably won't be using my right to get married, I would like to give it away. I would like to sell it to the highest bidder and donate the proceeds to an organization that supports LGBT rights since the government designed to protect all of us is picking and choosing based on what they think is icky, weird, or unkown to them.

Of course, Frevele can't actually auction off this right -- as she notes, "this is only a symbolic gesture" and she can't give more than a "fancy, wonderful, articulate proclamation handing over my right to get married" -- but Frevele plans to donate the money raises through the eBay auction to a group that mentors LGBT youth, the Point Foundation.

Thirty bids have been placed at the time this was posted, with the top bid at $307. See her eBay post for yourself here.

Read Jamie Frevele's blog post about her eBay auction on HuffPost here.

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