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Apr 6th 2009

Count the Lesbian Cliches

[Another old post I never published. This snippet comes out of a news report from Connecticut after the courts made same-sex marriage ok in that state in 2008.]

Among the first couples actually to be married, just before 11 a.m., was Peg Oliveira, a 36-year-old yoga teacher, and Jen Vickery, a 44-year-old lawyer, who wed just outside City Hall with their 3-month-old daughter, Willow, and half a dozen friends watching. They exchanged rings, shared a story about how Ms. Oliveira proposed in the aisles of IKEA, and then had a slow, tender kiss after a friend, Judge F. Herbert Gruendel of the state appellate court, pronounced them married.

“We decided that we wanted to hold out for the real thing,” Ms. Oliveira said of why the couple, together four years, had not entered into a civil union.

The only thing missing in this story is, perhaps, the news that Melissa Ethridge would be performing at the reception.

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