Monday, March 01, 2010

Operation 26 Days and Counting: Misson 2, Get Permission from the State

I think Miss Fairfax and I are living dual lives. Mr. Glen Echo and I have completed Mission 2 of Operation Countdown: Get Permission from the State!

(YAY! Half way there!)

As I learned in Family Law last summer, marriage is a contract between three parties: 2 people who love one another and the state. The state in some circumstances is the most important party of the contract in that it determines how, when, where and what benefits are given to those who chose to enter into this agreement (because as much as we want to always think of weddings, there are civil benefits and responsibilities that must always be considered when one gets married).

Being proponents of equal rights, Mr. Glen Echo and I are beyond ecstatic that we will share in this grant of state approval with all couples, regardless of how or who they love. We are waiting for the day that Maryland allows marriage as a complete civil right, but will take the fact that the Attorney General has declared recognition of gay marriages performed in other jurisdictions in this state. This is a huge step forward.

YAY for us! Now all we need is a ceremony and cake!

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Blogger Miss Fairfax said...

yay permission from the state! and cheers to the future where all couples in all states have their partnerships recognized and called what it is: marriage. I cheered for your attorney general when he announced that recently, hopefully it won't get shot down. Mayyyybe one day Virginia will jump on that bandwagon but I'm not holding my breath..

Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:49:00 AM  
Blogger Jamilla said...

it must feel great to be another step closer to preparing for the big day!

this is a little off-topic but how can i contact a nearlywed? i'm itching to know who miss glen allen's makeup artist was because i've been looking with about 2 months to go before my wedding. i don't think she's a blogger here anymore but as an african american bride i'm scouring the internet for good makeup and hair artists. thanks and sorry to hog this with an off-topic question. congratulations on your upcoming day!


Monday, March 08, 2010 3:28:00 PM  

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