On March 11, the District of Columbia Council published an intention to introduce legislation, B19-142, the sole outcome of which would be to allow notaries public to solemnize marriage. (PDF) I’ve been watching for this because I know the person who put the bug into the ear of a member of the Council. (I’m also… Continue reading A notary public to marry?
Thank you. We will remember you and Phyllis in our prayers.
To think, Hubby and I could be getting married in California about now. But would our marriage be recognized back in the District of Columbia? I think that needs to be addressed. Or perhaps not addressed, but forced. I’ll buy the argument that nothing substantive will be done until the next Congress, but the time… Continue reading Cal-i-for-ni-a!
I didn’t even know the Omnibus Domestic Partnership Equality Amendment Act of 2008 was in the works and — lo! and behold — it passed the District of Columbia Council unanamously. Now the Congress has thirty legislative days to kill it; if there’s no action, it becomes law. If there’s a rumble, I shall call… Continue reading Good same-sex couple news from D.C.
As others have written, Mildred Jeter Loving died last Friday. She and her late husband Richard were co-plaintiffs in Loving v. Virginia, which in 1967 struck down the remaining miscegenation (anti-mixed-ethnicity marriage) laws. That case has long given me hope that Hubby and I might enjoy legal marriage without having to move to the one… Continue reading Thank you, Mildred Loving
Here’s a blog I intend to follow: Gay Marriage: Connect The Biblical Dots It describes itself as “a queer Christian blog that poses an alternative view on homosexuality and the Bible – based on scriptural and historical research.” 2008 May 5. No new posts since 2005.
I’ve heard that a colleague in Massachusetts has wondered what kind of ceremony is proper (or indeed, necessary) for a couple married in that church, but outside the benefit of law, once marriage licences are issued same-sex couples. Golly: I wish I had that problem, but even though I don’t, might I offer an opinion?… Continue reading Liturgical options when same sex marriage arrives