03 Mar

…and Portland is next

Multnomah County in Oregon will begin issuing marriage license to same-sex couples, starting today. Still no sign of any such thing in Washington. The article linked above says that King County Commissioner Ron Sims says he won’t allow county staffers to conduct same-sex marriages, though he supposedly doesn’t oppose them. The article also adds that Sims, as an ordained minister, is forbidden by his church from conducting such marriages. I certainly hope that isn’t what is making him forbid the county to perform them—the National Baptist Church shouldn’t set policy for King County.

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