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Rev. Kay Greenleaf

Tuesday, March 9th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Making national and even international headlines this week is someone close to mine and Jen’s hearts. She’s not exactly a long-lost friend or a family member, but someone who played a large role in our lives once upon a summer day in Poughkeepsie.

Prosecutor weighs charges in latest same-sex ceremonies: “Reverend Kay Greenleaf, one of two ministers officiating (New Paltz weddings) Saturday, said the ceremonies were like ones she has performed previously, although shorter. However, she said she also signed an affidavit for the couples and considers the ceremonies civil.”

Yes, Virginia, same-sex weddings are like heterosexual weddings. Except there are either two brides or two grooms. And wait, what’s that? Could that be the very same Rev. Kay Greenleaf who has officiated heterosexual weddings, and is now facing the possibility of criminal charges? Why yes, Ulster County District Attorney Donald Williams, it is. You should be ashamed of yourself for wanting to charge someone who’s committed no crime, and is guilty only of making official in the eyes of the state the love between two people.

Donald is supposed to make this decision today and I urge you to call him and suggest otherwise — in defense of human rights. His office number is (845) 340-3280, and the office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

Jen and I are incredibly proud of you, Rev. Greenleaf, for what you’re doing. We’re honored to have been married by someone with such sound moral dignity, beliefs, and conviction. We stand behind you.

Tags: politics

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 gsuvari // Mar 9, 2004 at 3:50 pm

    Gabe, I appreicate your comments about same-sex
    marriages! In spite of the fact that you are
    heterosexual, you understand that marriage is marriage no matter what your orientation. I have been with my man for fifteen years (we just celebrated our anniversary on the 3rd of March), and it’s nice to know that where we live – Toronto, Ontario – we could get married if we chose to. Nice to know that we’re not being treated differently. A few years ago the Federal government passed a law forcing us to clain as commonlaw on our income tax return in spite of the fact that we weren’t allowed – at that time – to get married. How crazy is that?!?!

    Honestly, I don’t think Paul and I will get married. After fifteen years together we pretty much know where we’re going in our relationship & marriage in not high on our list of priorities. But it’s nice to know that we could get married if we wanted to.

    Good luck on your marriage! Oh, and nice glasses!