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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sonia & Amy Ruiz

posted by on April 18 at 18:21 PM

Just got a fancy card in the mail from former Stranger reporter, Amy Jenniges. (After going from star news intern to star news reporter, Amy left The Stranger in late 2005 to head up the news shop at the Portland Mercury.)

She moved to PDX with her g.f., Sonia.

Anyway, here’s the flowery, creme-colored card I just got in the mail:

On Friday, April Thirteenth, Two Thousand And Seven

Sonia Alicia
Amy Joan

Married in Vancouver, British Columbia.

They Look Forward To Celebrating The Day That Their Vows

Of Love, Commitment And Unity Are Honored At Home.


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Congrats! :-)

Posted by Sachi | April 18, 2007 6:38 PM

Wait! Amy's MY wife!

Posted by Dan Savage | April 18, 2007 6:56 PM

But y'all are Mormon, so it's okay, right?

Posted by flamingbanjo | April 18, 2007 6:58 PM


Posted by David Schmader | April 18, 2007 7:04 PM

Since they got hitched in Canada, shouldn't it be "honoured"?

Posted by mary-kate | April 18, 2007 7:28 PM

Did Dan and Amy get divorced?

Posted by L | April 18, 2007 7:35 PM

many congrats to the happy couple!

Posted by josh | April 18, 2007 7:42 PM

But now she's Amy J. Ruiz. I wonder how the last name came about?

Posted by no one in particular | April 18, 2007 9:12 PM

Aw, they got married on my birthday. That's so sweet of them!

Posted by robotslave | April 18, 2007 9:51 PM


Under NAFTA, of course, you now have full rights of married people in the USA.


P.S.: Sorry to hear you got dumped, Dan.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 18, 2007 11:41 PM
Under NAFTA, of course, you now have full rights of married people in the USA.

Will, this might be intended as a blow at Nafta, or it might be intended as a blow at teh USA, but the fact of the matter is that the rights of married people in the USA are heterogeneous, due to the fact that said rights are determined, for the most part, by state and local law.

It's also far from clear, incidentally, that Amy's second marriage in Canada automatically annuls her marriage to Dan.

In point of fact, I'm pretty sure that the WA courts, should any action be brought, would find that the legally binding marriage in this case is between Dan and Amy (being as it is the incontestably prior arrangement, and of course assuming they never bothered to have it annulled).

It's all well and good to go fucking around with the law to make political points, but if you don't clean up after yourself when you're finished with your pranks, well, you're not going to have any sympathy from me when the laws you were laughing at bite you in the ass.

Posted by robotslave | April 19, 2007 2:45 AM

Robotslave @11: Perhaps I'm misremembering, but I was under the impression that the necessary documents for a legal marriage, while signed, were never returned to the clerk's office--and thus not ever made legal. A marriage certificate doesn't make one married; even a signed-and-sealed marriage certificate doesn't. It has to be filed and put on public record.

(This is naturally outside the discussion of what a marriage should be; in terms of Dan and Amy being techincally married, though, I'm pretty sure they aren't.)

Posted by Christin | April 19, 2007 7:03 AM

it was the most wonderful, glowingly cute celebration ever.

congrats, ladies... and viva vancouver!

Posted by canaries | April 19, 2007 7:34 AM

Congratulations, Amy! Now get your butt back up to Seattle and hang out with us!

Posted by Ari Spool | April 19, 2007 8:45 AM

woo hoo, much love to you both and miss you too!

Posted by LH | April 19, 2007 11:41 AM

Christin's right: Dan and I didn't record it (neither of us wanted to pony up for a divorce down the line). We have, however, maintained our vows. And I was truthfully able to repeat the following (a stuffy legal requirement of BC's vows): "I solemnly declare that I do not know of any lawful impediment why I, Amy Jenniges, may not be joined in matrimony to Sonia Ruiz."

Josh, thanks for posting the news! There are a lot of Seattle folks whose addresses I don't have...

Posted by Amy J. Ruiz | April 19, 2007 12:18 PM

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