By Karen Ocamb
Columnist Dan Savage, founder of the It Gets Better Project with his soon-to-be-husband Terry Miller (their 2005 marriage in Canada has not been recognized at home), tweeted a pic of the couple getting their marriage license Thursday morning, the first official day of marriage equality in Washington State. “Me and Terry and a piece of paper…” Savage tweeted.
Andy Towle at Towleroad, who’s posted more photos of Washington couples, reported:
“It’s really a remarkable journey we’ve been on and such a remarkable sea change,” Savage told the Seattle P-I. “And not just for gay people, but straight people have changed, too. It’s gotten better for us because straight people have gotten better about us.”
In light of the legal change, Savage has helped organize the transformation of Seattle City Hall to host free weddings this Sunday.
Towleroad also posted a tweet from the wife of Washington Attorney General, Marilyn McKenna, who, unlike her husband, supports marriage equality and told the Seattle newspaper that the GOP should “get a life:”
“I believe that being pro-gay marriage is completely consistent with being a Republican too. It’s a matter of personal choice that the government has no right to interfere in….Both the government and the Republican Party need to get the hell out of people’s bedrooms and get a life!”