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February 19, 2004

They’ll think it’s a movement. Send flowers to a random couple waiting in that San Francisco line. (Via BoingBoing.)

UPDATE: More places ready and willing to deliver flowers for you. [02:43 PM]

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sennoma ::: (view all by) ::: February 19, 2004, 04:20 PM:

Done.

Dammit, I'm all choked up again.

BetNoir ::: (view all by) ::: February 19, 2004, 04:49 PM:

Sent mine.

The guy at the shop said they'd been flooded with orders.

David W. ::: (view all by) ::: February 19, 2004, 05:01 PM:

Sent mine too, with love from St. Paul, Minnesota!

Best $42.50 I ever spent for flowers, and since I missed Valentine's Day with my own sweetie this year while she was out visiting in Vancouver and Seattle, I think she'll approve.

LauraJMixon ::: (view all by) ::: February 19, 2004, 05:38 PM:

Awwww... that's so sweet. I just sent a bouquet, as well.


-l.

PiscusFiche ::: (view all by) ::: February 19, 2004, 05:45 PM:

"Kid, have you rehabilitated yourself?" *

(Sorry....couldn't resist.)

That's a really lovely idea. Are people still in line or did it trickle down with the hearings over the last week?

peggy ::: (view all by) ::: February 19, 2004, 06:12 PM:

It takes a train to laugh and a lot to cry for me (Dylan would hiss at me for that), but that is just so damn beautiful. I read it out loud to my sweetie, through my blubbering.
Thanks for a great link.

David W. ::: (view all by) ::: February 20, 2004, 03:40 PM:

Holy crap, it *is* a movement!

http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGAL2SQMWQD.html

New Mexico County Begins Issuing Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) - A lesbian couple was issued a marriage license and exchanged vows outside the courthouse Friday as other same-sex couples lined up for their chance to tie the knot.

At least a half-dozen gay and lesbian couples waited outside the Sandoval County courthouse after county clerk Victoria Dunlap began issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

The move came just over a week after San Francisco began issuing marriage licenses to thousands of gay couples in a direct challenge to California law.

Dunlap said she made the decision after county attorney David Mathews said New Mexico law is unclear.

"This has nothing to do with politics or morals," she said. "If there are no legal grounds that say this should be prohibited, I can't withhold it. This office won't say no until shown it's not permissible."

Elise ::: (view all by) ::: February 21, 2004, 02:12 PM:

I sent some money via PayPal to "Flowers for Al and Don", which is doing bulk flower buys and volunteer delivery people. They've raised more than four thousand dollars so far.