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I Hearby Pronounce You Doomed Media Whore

Posted by: on Feb 12, 2004 | No Comments

Clearly pandering to a significant voting block here in San Francisco and never one to pass up a PR opportunity, Mayor Gavin Newsom ordered city hall to start handing out marriage licenses to same-sex couples today. The timing is suspect, considering what’s going on in Massachusetts right now, but if it works then I’ll shutup and congratulate him.

I’m all for gay marriage, but this doesn’t strike me as productive political discourse. Marriage licenses are issued by the state, not local municipalities, and these licenses are in defiance of the state law. Translation: it wouldn’t hold up in court.

Someone tried to tell me the other day that he’s a closet case and the marriage to his plastic wife is a sham. But then again, that’s said of anyone straight in this city who isn’t a troll.

The first two at the alter today were a lesbian couple, one 83 the other 79. I hope they didn’t wait for their wedding day.

SFGate’s got the story and pictures.

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