Saturday, May 17, 2008

California Dreaming

What's exciting about the recent ruling is that there's an unretractable window. If in an amendment restricts marriage in November, it'll be very hard to unmarry the couples who get married between now and then.

My partner and I were planning a vacation to Vermont to celebrate our anniversary. Now we're changing our plans: we're going to California, to get married on our anniversary.

(Kind of funny to say, getting married on your anniversary, but I've learned to live with the idea that for gay couples living in the US, this is going to be a bit of a weird, messy business. We've already gotten married four times - each more "married" than the last.)

I wonder how many other couples will change their plans, and what the financial benefit to the cash-strapped state will be....

Unlike Massacheusetts, California has no residency restriction. Because of our New Jersey civil union, we were already able to buy California property as community property. Who knows what having a marriage in California that California may or may not continue to recognize will allow us to do in various other states of the union.....

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