Above is MrMoonPie – occasional commenter around these parts – and his wife. In addition to being an all-around good guy he’s a licensed wedding officiant in the District… and he has made himself available to same-sex couples who applied for licenses last week and are starting their ceremonies today. Last he told us over on MetaFilter he was up to 14 total ceremonies but his comment on the post over at Washington City Paper indicates he’s up to 18 now… 8 of them today!
Personally I never get tired of this picture and it still makes me mist up a little every time I see it. So I’m happy to post it, but the real reason I’m running this piece is that I am tickled pink by the symmetry in this recent statement from MrMoonPie:
An interesting detail is that I’ll be performing a marriage in the Trinidad neighborhood, one block away from where the Loving family lived after they got kicked out of Virginia for marrying across racial lines. They were, of course, the inspiration for the sign that got all this started.
I’m less delighted by the additional symmetry that this is happening the week after some more modern douche-y behavior out of Virginia, but it’s nice to know that the District continues to be a place welcoming those driven out of Virginia.