DC gay marriage begins tomorrow! I happen to be registered to officiate weddings in DC, and I'd love to help out anyone who wants to be among the first to celebrate this wonderful development. Problem is, I don't know how to get the word out.
DC will begin granting marriage licenses to all beginning on Tuesday, March 2! They've released the gender-neutral application
. As with all DC marriages, couples must indicate their officiant (or opt for a civil ceremony) at the time of application. There's a 3-day waiting period before the license can be picked up, and a longer wait for civil ceremonies, due to scheduling issues.
Going by the example of California (and other municipalities), it seems like a good idea for folks to get hitched as quickly as possible, to minimize the effects of any future revocation. A few years ago, I went through the trouble to get registered to perform weddings in DC, and actually have performed (a hetero) one.
I'd love to help out the cause here, too, and am not looking to make any money. But how do I let folks know? I've considered going down to the courthouse tomorrow and handing out cards, but that might look sketchy. My wife and I got some fleeting fame in the community due to a sign we carried at October's National Equality March
--any way to leverage that?