By Kate Ward
Updated August 20, 2011 at 11:02 PM EDT

Country singer Chely Wright is a married woman. The singer, who came out last year, wed girlfriend Lauren Blitzer Saturday in Connecticut. Wright recently talked to People about her relationship with Blitzer, who works as an GLBT Civil Rights activist, saying “The freedom of being out and open about who I am allowed me to find and fall in love with Lauren — the most amazing woman I’ve ever known.”

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