Wait! Amy's MY wife!
But y'all are Mormon, so it's okay, right?
Since they got hitched in Canada, shouldn't it be "honoured"?
Did Dan and Amy get divorced?
many congrats to the happy couple!
But now she's Amy J. Ruiz. I wonder how the last name came about?
Aw, they got married on my birthday. That's so sweet of them!
Under NAFTA, of course, you now have full rights of married people in the USA.
P.S.: Sorry to hear you got dumped, Dan.
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.
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.)
it was the most wonderful, glowingly cute celebration ever.
congrats, ladies... and viva vancouver!
Congratulations, Amy! Now get your butt back up to Seattle and hang out with us!
woo hoo, much love to you both and miss you too!
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...
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