Saturday, August 21, 2010

Did I mention that I got married?

Of course I didn't. While I'm not opposed to marriage at all, it's weddings and the hoo-haa that surrounds them that I dislike.

I am very much in love and very happy in this relationship so when the subject of marriage came up I readily agreed. The fact that same-sex marriage is not legal in this state just meant that we needed to be more creative in how we were going to do this.

We combined the wedding with our vacation to Provincetown in July. Massachusetts makes it so easy - you show up, file some papers, give them a check, come back three days to pick up the form you need the officiant to sign and then you have 60 days to get the thing signed and turned into the state. A week later, two copies of the certificate arrive in the mail. Of course, by that time, vacation is over and you're back in your home state where they still stare at you if you hold hands in public.

So, because I hate weddings, I didn't make such a big deal out of it. We'd love to do a party/reception here to celebrate (as long as it doesn't look like a wedding reception) and will probably do that before the end of the year.

Congratulations to us.

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