4.29.2009

love in iowa

Less than one hour after the Supreme Court of Iowa's ruling making marriage available to all people took effect, Melisa Keeton and Shelley Wolfe became legally wed.
Same-sex couples in Iowa began filing marriage license applications Monday after a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay unions took effect, and the first legal gay weddings took place shortly afterward.

Melisa Keeton and Shelley Wolfe were declared "legally married" by pastor Pat Esperanaza during a ceremony in front of Polk County administrative offices in Des Moines. It didn't take long before they were referring to one another as "wife."

"It's not very romantic is it?" Melisa Keeton joked about the location and media attention at the ceremony.

Story here.

5 comments:

redsock said...

Equality is good.

M@ said...

"It's not very romantic is it?"

Au contraire. What could be more romantic than love that lasted through hardship and was ultimately recognized by all?

L-girl said...

I agree!

impudent strumpet said...

I was just thinking that's the most romantic thing I've heard since the octogenarian lesbians in California

Cornelia said...

Great!