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02 March 2010

This is me! [More:]Yesterday around 1:00, I posted an AskMetafilter question about how very, very much I want to help out the marriage equality movement. I got some great ideas. Just after 2, a reporter posted an interview request on my blog, and we did the interview via phone at 2:30. By 3:30, it was online.

No one's asked me to do the honors, though. I really hope someone does!
How fun!

In order to apply for a marriage license with D.C. Superior Court, applicants must first list the name of the person who will be officiating the wedding ceremony. What a pain! That's not how it is in NY. You get the license and whoever ends up officiating fills it out.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 02 March | 10:12
I hope someone contacts you too! Regardless, you've put a good thing out there, mrmoonpie.
posted by gaspode 02 March | 10:16
GOT ONE!!! Oboyoboyoboy!
posted by mrmoonpie 02 March | 10:16
posted by Miko 02 March | 10:20
Oh wow, you ROCK.
posted by BoringPostcards 02 March | 10:22
Very cool, mrmoonpie.
posted by chewatadistance 02 March | 10:22
That's awesome :D
posted by sperose 02 March | 10:30
Cool! And I recognize that photo!
posted by Specklet 02 March | 10:38
Oh yay, keep us updated! I hope you get to unite many happy couples.
posted by leesh 02 March | 10:45
We're going to try to meet at the courthouse, so they can be wed the instant their license is ready, Monday at 8:30, I think. They're planning on getting in line hours earlier, hoping they'll be the first! Young love!

Guess I'll go ahead and put in for a day off!
posted by mrmoonpie 02 March | 10:54
Mrmoonpie, this was such a good thing to wake up to. You are completely awesome. Post and let us know how it goes!!
posted by Sil 02 March | 11:14
And now, another!
posted by mrmoonpie 02 March | 11:32
This is pretty neat. I bet you hear from quite a few couples.
posted by JanetLand 02 March | 11:34
OMG, you've just made me tear up. Thank you so much.
posted by Stewriffic 02 March | 11:50
You should carry a sign around when you're there advertising your services. I bet there will be people in line needing an officiant.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 02 March | 12:00
posted by Eideteker 02 March | 12:01
posted by rainbaby 02 March | 12:06
One of the good guys.
posted by mudpuppie 02 March | 12:08
What are you going to wear?
posted by essexjan 02 March | 13:33
3 now!

No idea what I'll wear. I do have a nice dark suit, and actually had it altered the last time I did a wedding, two years ago, so it fits pretty nicely. I see this mainly as a fun way to leap an administrative hurdle, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to appear solemn and serious.
posted by mrmoonpie 02 March | 13:37
I remember that sign too. This is great!
posted by Obscure Reference 02 March | 13:50
Oh, I think a suit is a really good idea -- it lends some dignity to the whole occasion! If it were me on line to get married, I'd take it as a kindness that the officiant was dressed well.
posted by Miko 02 March | 14:23
This is really excellent MrMoonPie, good work.
posted by doctor_negative 02 March | 14:24
You're a righteous dude, mrmoonpie!
posted by deborah 02 March | 14:31
TV coverage is in the works--been contacted by a reporter.
posted by mrmoonpie 02 March | 16:49
This is most excellent, and you are Internet Famous. WuHooooo! Well done. Ain't love grand.
posted by theora55 02 March | 17:45
I had a crappy day, today, which included having my car towed. This made me happy.
posted by theora55 02 March | 17:46
Well, when you've reached the pinacle of success with your nationwide Church of the Holy Moonpie, I hope you'll look back and remember us little people with fondness.
posted by JanetLand 02 March | 20:41
Yay mrmoonpie.
posted by Mitheral 02 March | 21:03
I like your style, MrMoonpie - best of luck to you and those you hitch!
posted by Rembrandt Q. Einstein 02 March | 21:55
You're a mensch!
posted by brujita 03 March | 03:50
Cool! Stick with the suit, too - big, important moments in people's lives deserve respect and you can't go wrong with a well-fitting suit to show that.
posted by dg 03 March | 05:53
7! And a news crew.
posted by mrmoonpie 03 March | 09:53
whoa! How wonderful.
posted by gaspode 03 March | 10:19
Awesome. Tuck some hankies into your pocket!
posted by crush-onastick 04 March | 10:51
You go, mrmoonpie!!
posted by gaspode 10 March | 09:55
I got this in 3 emails this morning. || Betting on the blind side