Wednesday, November 12, 2008

mazel tov and cin cin!!!



i've said it all before. there is no reason two consenting adults shouldn't be allowed to marry. are the mormons jealous because their men can only have ONE wife (on earth)? tis ok, y'all can have your multiple wives while you're the god of your own planet (they believe that happens when they die. i'm not making it up). focus on the family? shite, a family means many different things to many people. if there is love and caring and respect and understanding, that just about does it for me. i ask over and over and over - why? why the fear of gay marriage? hell, why the fear of gays? thank you connecticut (although i'm not going to marry anyone of either gender)


top pic:

Shana Sureck for The New York Times
Barbara and Robin Levine-Ritterman left New Haven City Hall with the first marriage license issued to a same-sex couple in Connecticut on Wednesday. Robin is holding the license.


bottom pic: Cheering Crowd

(BOB CHILD / AP / October 10, 2008)
The audience cheers at a rally at the State Capitol in Hartford held to celebrate a ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court to allow same-sex weddings.

Judge Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages
|The Hartford Courant
NEW HAVEN - A 4-year legal battle for same-sex marriage in Connecticut came to an end this morning in a New Haven courtroom when Superior Court Judge Jonathan E. Silbert signed an order paving the way to couples to get their licenses.

Less than 30 minutes later, at West Hartford Town Hall, state Rep. Beth Bye and her partner, Tracey Wilson, became the first legally married same-sex couple in the state. The experience "took my breath away,'' Bye said.

In New Haven, Jennifer Vickery and Peg Oliveira repeated their wedding vows before a bronze statue depicting the leader of the Amistad revolt. With friends watching and their 3-month-old daughter, Willow, tucked in a carriage nearby, they exchanged rings and pledged to share their lives "in good times and in hard."

The state Supreme Court last month, in a 4-3 decision, ruled that preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying violates the state constitution. Today's brief hearing was a formality that was needed before gay couples could start receiving marriage licenses. Connecticut has now joined the tiny circle of places where gay men and lesbians can legally wed. For national gay rights activists, the state is a bright spot in the wake of stinging, Election Day loses in Arizona, Florida and, especially, California..........

Gay Marriages Begin in Connecticut
By LISA W. FODERARO
NEW HAVEN — Bunches of white balloons and giant sprays of long-stemmed red roses festooned City Hall here Wednesday morning, as one of the eight couples who successfully sued the state to allow same-sex marriage became the first to obtain a marriage license as the law took effect.
The couple, Barbara and Robin Levine-Ritterman, filled out the paperwork and waited about 10 minutes for it to be processed, but they said they would not marry today because they were still working out their wedding plan. “We’re thinking about doing it May,” said Robin Levine-Ritterman, who was holding a bouquet of roses. “We really wanted to be part of this historic first.”.............

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Come on - you know you'd marry me in a minute. I miss you and love you more!

a rose is a rose said...

what would your husband, my boyfriend, say?

it's been TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO long. we MUST get together