Archive for Wednesday, September 2, 2009

State begins allowing same-sex marriages

September 2, 2009

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— After 17 years together, Bill Slimback and Bob Sullivan couldn’t wait another minute to get married. So they didn’t.

With Vermont’s new law allowing same-sex marriage only a minute old, they tied the knot in a midnight ceremony at a rustic lodge, becoming one of the first couples to legally wed under a law that took effect at midnight Monday.

Dressed in suits, saying their vows under a large wall-mounted moose head, the two Whitehall, N.Y., men promised their love, exchanged rings and held hands during a modest 17-minute ceremony. Moose Meadow Lodge co-owner Greg Trulson, who’s also a Justice of the Peace, presided.

Vermont is one of five states that allow same-sex couples to marry. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa now allow it, and New Hampshire’s law takes effect Jan. 1, 2010.

Comments

Stuart Evans 5 years, 7 months ago

I bet Bill & Bob are divorced within 2 years. no matter how long you've been in love, marriage tends to muck things up. and it's not any different for gay individuals. good luck suckers! (no pun intended)

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