Old grodmon sex
Howard Grodman, a judge in the Flagstaff Justice Court, ended with slightly new wording."Now, by the authority that was newly vested in me today, by the state of Arizona, I pronounce you spouses."Two dozen observers hooted and hollered. Delle Mc Cormick, senior minister of Rincon Congregational Church, arrived at Pima County Superior Court at about 10 a.m.
with the intention of marrying as many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples as possible.
Patterson was in such a rush that he arrived from the gym without the wedding ring for his spouse. John Dorhauer, quickly slipped off his own ring to use as a substitute.
Across Arizona, court clerks took the historic step of issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Look at it," said Bailey, 75, showing off the freshly printed license as she and Majors emerged from a Maricopa County court clerk's office.
"But the tide is definitely shifting."Jimi Olmstead and Jim Harland were married in Los Angeles in 2008.
They met 38 years ago in a gay bar in West Hollywood.
The disco song "You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees was playing.
Licenses were quickly updated with new wording, including a third option of "spouse" in addition to "bride" and "groom."Several couples held marriage ceremonies within minutes or hours of getting their certificates.
Others began making plans for more formal ceremonies with families and friends.They have been together for 41 years, most of which was lived in silence for fear of losing their jobs as elementary-school teachers in Connecticut.