March 09, 2004

taking it to court

My dear friend Chris, who sometimes comments here, has done something brave and wonderful, along with her partner Rachel and eight other couples: they applied for marriage licenses in Orangeburg (coincidentally Dan's hometown) knowing they'd be turned down. They did it so they could form a plaintiff's suit instead of merely letting the officials performing the marriages become defendants. I'm proud as hell of them.

Read about it here (including a quote from Chris) and here (with a quote from Rachel).

Oh, and happy seventh anniversary, guys. Seems like yesterday!

Posted by Tamar at March 9, 2004 09:16 PM

That's great and I like the idea of being plaintiffs rather than defendants. These are interesting times, but I don't see how we can continue to deny equal treatment in a nation that's fundamental belief is freedom for all...

Posted by: Rachel at March 10, 2004 06:32 AM

Wow, very nice. More power to you, Rachel and Chris!

Posted by: Dreama at March 10, 2004 04:48 PM