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Same-sex matrimony in Martinez: Part 2

By dramos
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 at 11:40 am in Uncategorized.

10:10 a.m.: I go back to the Clerk Recorder’s building after my little coffee and blog break at Starbucks. Things have calmed down. The barricades are gone. The police officers have dispersed. All but two TV news vans have vacated the premises.

There’s a new crowd of supporters in front of the building. They are more colorful – literally and figuratively. They don rainbow feather boas and also have signs that support same-sex marriage. There are even toddlers running about chasing stray feathers that have detached from the boas.

10:13 a.m.: The small group applauds as another same-sex couple walk out of the building in suits.

10:17 a.m.: A man and woman walk out of the building with their marriage license and the small crowd gives them a hearty congratulations.

10:22 a.m.: The same-sex marriage hype has died down a bit. The crowd converses about where they are going to go for lunch.

10:34 a.m.: Another pair of gay males walk out of the building, both in suits and with smiles on their faces. The group of supporters applaud and give them congratulatory greetings. One of the toddler girls gives each man a rose. The two men smile and say thank you. Everyone is all a twitter.

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  • Holly

    I’m not sure I understand this protesting business. These people flew all the way from Kansas to protest a complete strangers wedding? I just don’t understand. No Californian has ever flown out their way to protest when they insist on marrying their cousin or brother. It just doesn’t seem fair.