Getting married before the election

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Dave NoCal, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Dave NoCal

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    Yes, it's going to happen. My partner of ten years and I are going to be married in a couple of weeks. We had been talking about it for several month and at first didn't want to do it for fear of Prop 8 passing and having it taken away from us. But we changed our minds. We don't have to wait for bunch or right wing control freaks to give us permission to marry. This is our moment in time and it's time to step up.
    Dave
     
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    What a cool idea and the very best of luck!
     
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    congrats Dave

    you need not worry about Prop8. It will not affect any marriages that take place before the election.
     
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    Thats wonderful news. Good luck to you:smile:
     
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    Good luck and I hope it's a great day for you. Hope it's filled with love and joy. :)
     
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    Congratulations, Dave.

    Hey let them deal with your honeymoon lovemaking.
     
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    good luck! enjoy life
     
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    Mazeltov, Dave! Congratulations. Good move, elections or not. Even if Prop8 passes, it won't be long before it gets tossed out, no matter how it is written, as an unconstitutional deprivation of rights under the US constitution. US citizens have to be treated equally, period. Eventually, federal and state laws will have no choice but to see this as an equality issue. In the meantime, your own rights will be protected, your relationship, and your wonderful life as a good couple. Mazeltov.
     
  9. Dave NoCal

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    Thanks folks. We are really excited.
    Dave
     
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    That is correct. There is no grandfathering. It won't pass anyways.... but guess this is better safe, than sorry.
     
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    Congratulations! This Prop 8 crap makes me sick.
     
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    congrats dave....great news!

    hope you are very happy together :biggrin1:
     
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    Congratulations to you both Dave. Let us know how the plans progress as I will be interested to hear. :wink:
     
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    Congrats to you and your partner....soon to be hubby. :wink::biggrin1:
     
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    Congratulations Dave! Really, that's great!

    I hope we can defeat Prop. 8!!!

    I know I'm working on it.
     
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    Congratulations to you both!
    My S.O. and I have been together longer than many of you have been born.
     
  17. Dave NoCal

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    Hey friends,
    We went down and got our marriage license yesterday. We were both kind of braced for some attitude but the clerk was really nice. When we arrived there was a lesbian couple ahead of us. As we were being helped, two other male couples walked in. This was not LA or SF. It was Oroville, population about 20,000.
    We are going to pick out wedding bands today. The ceremony will be performed by a Buddhist monk/priest. Way cool!
    Dave
     
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