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  •  My son and daughter in law were married (8+ / 0-)

    in Maryland, at a county office.  The people who came through the day they were married were varied in the extreme, which made it an adventure.  It was a lovely experience, and everyone was extremely charming and helpful.  It infuriates me to know that teh "religious freedom" crap is permitted in such a situation.  

    As for photographers, I think this is a different matter. My husband is a professional photographer.  He doesn't do weddings, except on rare occasions for friends (including same-sex couples), because he is uncomfortable with the whole aesthetic of weddings, and it isn't his "thing."  But like most photographers, as a freelancer, he is at liberty to choose the work he wants to do.  There are plenty of photographers, I'm certain, that couples can call upon.  

    Public servants, like county clerks, on the other hand, either have to do their jobs, or they should find new ones.

    “If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.” ~ Yann Martel

    by SottoVoce on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 06:21:45 PM PST

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