Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My Big Fat Gay Wedding



On February 12th, my partner Tony Hurd and I were legally married after seventeen years together...



...and San Francisco's City Hall was lit in celebration for a couple of weeks.



The unmarried President of France with the messy love life also showed up on the 12th and tried to upstage our nuptials...



...along with those of other charming wedding parties, but thankfully his entourage left at noon, allowing everyone to be married under the rotunda.



Former mayor and current Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom also tried to upstage us...



...with a celebration of the ten-year anniversary of his decision to allow gay marriages at San Francisco City Hall.



They were unsuccessful and love won out over political tongue baths, with the most charming judge presiding imaginable.

12 comments:

AphotoAday said...

oh my GOD!!!!!! Congratulations Mike and Tony. This is SO cool!

Markley Morris said...

Mike and Tony, I'm so happy for you. Continue to have a glorious, happy and sometimes restful life.

Namastenancy said...

Congratulations! May your union live long and prosper!

Peteykins said...

Fantastic!

John Marcher said...

Congratulations, Mike.

janinsanfran said...

How lovely! Congratulations. We too succumbed an dimported our friendly local priest and did it with just one witness.

Here's how this was announced to the parish:
"Jan Adams and Rebecca Gordon got married at the end of December. After 35 years of unwedded bliss, they decided to take advantage of the rights available to married couples in this country. Fr. Richard presided, and the event was witnessed by housemate Catherine and Morty the Cat. Catherine was a bit surprised to learn that part of her role as witness is to help Jan and Rebecca maintain their fidelity. She was heard to mutter something about hiring a private detective."

May your joy continue!

Michael Strickland said...

Dear Jan: Glad to hear that Morty the Cat was one of your witnesses, and your parish announcement is hilariou, particularly Catherine's sleuthing doubts.

Hattie said...

Congratulations! In spite of the way all this has been used in ways that smack of political opportunism, it is wonderful to see you loving couples officially married at last!

Rachel said...

Big congrats. How lovely!

Greg said...

Congratulations to you both!

TK said...

Congratulations! Your first wedding is always special. I'M KIDDING.

Michael Strickland said...

Thanks, everyone.

@TK: I'd love to pull a Liz Taylor and marry eight times, with expensive jewelry piling up after each ceremony, but am afraid it may be too late for poor little me.