As our anniversary approaches, Ben and I are getting a coincidental little flurry of unwedding-related press. The lovely Ariel Meadow Stallings featured me as today’s Offbeat Bride. And next Sunday I’ll be part of an article in the Seattle Times Gender F magazine supplement about women who aren’t planning to get married. The panel discussion for the article was fascinating, and I’m really curious to find out what got into the final piece.
Meanwhile, Washington state is taking the extremely slow road to marriage equality with a domestic partnership bill that looks pretty certain to become law. I was shocked to read that only 29% of Washington voters support marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples. I know that the state as a whole isn’t as liberal as Seattle, but it still seemed very low. I’d be curious to see a comparable survey back in Virginia, but my first fifteen minutes of research didn’t turn anything up and the dogged journalist in me is taking a break today due to over-consumption of wine at my other friend Ariel’s surprise birthday party last night.