Well that didn’t take long. Less than 24-hours after an Iowan judge called the state’s ban on gay nuptials unconstitutional, a college couple’s taken the marriage plunge.
Tim McQuillan and Sean Fritz married at First Unitarian Church by Reverend Mark Stringer, who expressed his excitement thus, “Awesome. It’s a long time coming… It’s now official”. The boys wanted a Jewish wedding, but the Rabbi had another engagement.
City law requires couples to wait three days between getting marriage license and the ceremony, but the boys found a judge to waive the technicality. They’re now en route to the Polk County Administration Building, where they’ll file the marriage license.
Mitt Romney’s not celebrating. He derided the “activist” judge’s decision to further gay rights. The GOP presidential hopeful said yesterday’s ruling “highlights the need for a Federal Marriage Amendment to protect the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.”
But Mitt, you said you were for state’s rights. Remember?