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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

With This Ring ...

Son Tim and Juan were married about one hour ago.

From what the County Clerks in two different counties told them, they were continuing to issue marriage licenses and the County Recorder was continuing to accept them until ordered in writing by the Secretary of State. As of this writing, there is no final vote tally on Proposition 8 and therefore no Constitutional change.

The state Attorney General says the change will not be retroactive.

They'd originally decided to wait but after staying up most of the night watching the vote, they changed their minds. It was a bit of a scramble throwing it all together but we made it. They found an ordained person, turned in their license to the Recorder, and we'll go back later today and have a second, slightly more formal ceremony.

I am wearing my rainbow colored sweater!!

I may be back later with a rant about the forces behind all the fear and hatred but for now I'm rejoicing.

COMMENTS:
Anonymous Kvatch said...

I'm not rejoicing!

Let me state this now, loudly and clearly: If those marriages, what 18,000 (?), are forcibly annulled. I will quit this f*cking state. I will take my skills, my company, the Frogette's company, I will sell my flat, deprive the City of SF of my property taxes, and I will get the hell-outta-Dodge.

The SF City Attorney is preparing to sue as are the "Yes on 8" forces, and what do you think the latter is going to sue over?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:29:00 PM

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Blogger Granny said...

So good to hear from you my long time froggy friend.

Leaving is tempting but at our age it would be difficult.

On the good side, we found out today that my pastor has been quietly performing ceremonies and would have done this one except he (pastor) was out of town when we called.

He was at our last No on 8 rally too.

There is hope.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 8:32:00 PM

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Blogger Granny said...

Kvatch, I wasn't rejoicing over the vote or the possibility that Jerry Brown could be wrong about "retroactive".

Color me selfish but I've watched his struggles for years so I spent the day torn between fury at the stupidity of our mutual state and the tears running down my face for my youngest child.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 8:36:00 PM

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Anonymous Kvatch said...

Kvatch, I wasn't rejoicing over the vote or the possibility that Jerry Brown could be wrong about "retroactive".

No...Granny, I know you weren't. I'm just ranting. On a night of such triumphs, the "Yes on 8" vote was a bitter pill to swallow.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 9:20:00 PM

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Blogger Worried American said...

I offer congratulations on your family's joy, and condolences for the state's stupidity. The best to you and yours.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 9:50:00 PM

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Blogger Worried American said...

Kvatch: BTW, where oh where is your multicolored frog avatar? Banished to a tiny corner of your Ragebot. That is no way to treat such a faithful friend. Dammit, we MISS him! You led us to love him and look for his visits and now ...now just your name, your delightful avatar left behind. Can't you carry him with you from now on and cheer us with his lovely colors? Please?

Thursday, November 06, 2008 3:08:00 AM

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7 Comments:

  • At Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:29:00 PM , Anonymous Kvatch said...

    I'm not rejoicing!

    Let me state this now, loudly and clearly: If those marriages, what 18,000 (?), are forcibly annulled. I will quit this f*cking state. I will take my skills, my company, the Frogette's company, I will sell my flat, deprive the City of SF of my property taxes, and I will get the hell-outta-Dodge.

    The SF City Attorney is preparing to sue as are the "Yes on 8" forces, and what do you think the latter is going to sue over?

     
  • At Wednesday, November 05, 2008 8:32:00 PM , Blogger Granny said...

    So good to hear from you my long time froggy friend.

    Leaving is tempting but at our age it would be difficult.

    On the good side, we found out today that my pastor has been quietly performing ceremonies and would have done this one except he (pastor) was out of town when we called.

    He was at our last No on 8 rally too.

    There is hope.

     
  • At Wednesday, November 05, 2008 8:36:00 PM , Blogger Granny said...

    Kvatch, I wasn't rejoicing over the vote or the possibility that Jerry Brown could be wrong about "retroactive".

    Color me selfish but I've watched his struggles for years so I spent the day torn between fury at the stupidity of our mutual state and the tears running down my face for my youngest child.

     
  • At Wednesday, November 05, 2008 9:20:00 PM , Anonymous Kvatch said...

    Kvatch, I wasn't rejoicing over the vote or the possibility that Jerry Brown could be wrong about "retroactive".

    No...Granny, I know you weren't. I'm just ranting. On a night of such triumphs, the "Yes on 8" vote was a bitter pill to swallow.

     
  • At Wednesday, November 05, 2008 9:50:00 PM , Blogger Worried American said...

    I offer congratulations on your family's joy, and condolences for the state's stupidity. The best to you and yours.

     
  • At Thursday, November 06, 2008 3:08:00 AM , Blogger Worried American said...

    Kvatch: BTW, where oh where is your multicolored frog avatar? Banished to a tiny corner of your Ragebot. That is no way to treat such a faithful friend. Dammit, we MISS him! You led us to love him and look for his visits and now ...now just your name, your delightful avatar left behind. Can't you carry him with you from now on and cheer us with his lovely colors? Please?

     
  • At Monday, November 10, 2008 1:15:00 PM , Blogger Kvatch said...

    Worried... It's because of the switch from Blognonymous to Ragebot. If I comment with my blogger identity, you'd see the avatar (also if you have a blog that hooks into Gravatar.com). But... I don't because that takes people back to Blognonymous where nothing is going on. To have them go to Ragebot, I have to comment just using my name and URL.

    You'll see that with this comment, as I'll use my Blogger ID.

     

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