Friday, June 13, 2008

It's Great When You're Straight...Yeah

It's nice to see at least one California town acting as a bulwark against progress and enlightenment:

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Thousands of gay and lesbian couples across California are expected to marry next week, when a State Supreme Court decision granting that right becomes official.

But here in the seat of Kern County, same-sex marriages will not take place in the county clerk’s office. Nor will any others.

In a statement, County Clerk Ann K. Barnett announced that her office would not solemnize any wedding vows after Friday, a move that she said reflected administrative and budgetary concerns, but that gay rights activists think reflects Ms. Barnett’s distaste for same-sex marriage.

Not surprisingly, Bakersfield and Querétaro are Sister Cities. (Though maybe we're more like Brother-and-Sister Cities, since two chicks, well, you know...)

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