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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-12 03:54 AM
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Same-sex couples in Wash. state take wedding vows
December 9, 2012, 3:00 PM
Same-sex couples in Wash. state take wedding vows

SEATTLE <snip?

About 140 couples had registered to marry at Seattle City Hall, which had set up five separate chapels to accommodate the revelers. Starting at 10 a.m., cheers and applause regularly broke out as another couple's marriage became official. Weddings at city hall were to continue through 5 p.m.

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hundreds of gay and lesbian couples picked up their marriage licenses as early as 12:01 a.m. Thursday, but because of the state's three-day waiting period, the earliest weddings could take place was just after midnight, early Sunday morning.

At the Thurston County Courthouse five couples were married, including Jonathon Bashford, 31, and Matthew Wiltse, 29, both of Olympia.

The couple, together for 10 years, just had a large commitment ceremony in September when they registered as domestic partners, but said they wanted to be among the first to legally marry.

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Last month, Washington, Maine and Maryland became the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote. They joined six other states New York, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and the District of Columbia that had already enacted laws or issued court rulings permitting same-sex marriage.


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57558111/same-sex-c... /

Congratulations and best wishes to all. This will not change marriage, but I believe that it will improve human beings in general. "Supremacy" in our laws, be it white "supremacy" or heterosexual "supremacy." is so ugly. Good riddance.




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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-12 08:55 AM
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1. I agree.
It gives me a feeling of hope for our fellow citizens. It's a victory over the ignorant bigotry we see on display from the right side of the political spectrum. Their heads are exploding.
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