Archived from the original on This article is about the mayor of New Paltz. But 10 years ago today, a small-town mayor in New York grabbed national attention by marrying 24 same-sex couples within a few hours. On March 2, he was charged with 19 misdemeanor counts of "solemnizing marriages without a license" by Ulster County District Attorney Donald Williams. We had Boston that was going to do it in a few months. He later reassumed the position in
Because I devoted so much time in the past, I had no time for anything else.
New Paltz Same-Sex Marriages Anniversary Sparks Fundraiser
Hinchey retired from Congress at the end of his term in The court's ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage. At the time, the state did not wed same-sex couples, but West's community met his feat with resounding support. View the discussion thread. So that was one side of the argument. Retrieved from " https:
For the British actor, see Jason West actor. We were told with the attorneys that were representing not only Jason West but us as individuals and myself as the first couple married that we were all potentially facing arrest. They were afraid of that — it would change civilization as we know it. So that was one side of the argument. At the time, van Roestenberg told CNN"It's just a celebration of love toward one another and to show our family and friends that we're proud and look forward to spending the rest of our lives together. Van Roestenberg not only was part of the first couple married that day, he was among the organizers. West told Carnright that he had consulted an attorney to determine if he could still vote if he was living outside the village.