9 responses

  1. Scott
    June 25, 2014

    I don’t want to insult the lovely woman officiating but she does remind me of Maggie Gallagher from the back.

  2. esurience
    June 25, 2014


    Ha I was going to say the same thing!

  3. CPT_Doom
    June 25, 2014

    Scott & esurience, I thought the same thing, but if you watch the video from one of the local stations, the resemblance totally ends. This clerk/judge/JP (not sure of her actual role) is sweet and wonderful to the couple and clearly understands the import of what she’s doing.

  4. Larry Gist
    June 26, 2014

    My husband and I were #5!!

  5. Larry Gist
    June 26, 2014

    Yeah her resemblance to Maggie is uncanny – but she is NOTHING like her! Her name is Beth White, she is county clerk for Marion County, which encompasses all of Indianapolis. She is also currently running to become the next State Attorney General of Indiana. She KNEW this day was coming for weeks, and she has been preparing for it. She actually told me yesterday that they thought they would have until Friday of this week, which is when they were supposed to have their software upgrade ready so the application online would read “Spouse 1″ and “Spouse 2″ rather than Bride and Groom. But, all in all it was a beautiful day in downtown Indy yesterday. After Leo and I had our ceremony completed I came out of the little chapel room and shouted “WE ARE MARRIED!!” and everyone in the room whooped, hollered and clapped! I felt like was surrounded by the ENTIRE LGBT community of Indiana for my wedding day. After the ceremony we had to file the license to make it complete. That cost another $2 – when came out of THAT room, I shouted “AND NOW IT IS OFFICIAL!” again more whoops and hollers and shouts of congratulations from everyone there. Our ceremony was performed by Ms. White, and witnessed by a State Senator and City-County Councilman. Things are changing here. For all the bluster of those on the right earlier this year, trying to enshrine their religion into our Constitution; to the day we had yesterday – it has been quite a year in Indiana!!

  6. Eric Payne
    June 26, 2014

    Congratulations, Larry. May you and Leo have a wonderful life together.

    Now, for the embarrassing question that I’ll ask (as a stand-in for the straights in your life who may, or may not, have the bad taste to ask), so who’s the husband and who (whom?) is the wife? :-))

  7. Ben in Oakland
    June 26, 2014

    Congrats to you and Leo, Larry.

  8. jerry
    June 28, 2014

    Here’s my glass held high in toast to you and Leo. May you have many long years of happiness and relatively few bumps to impede your progress.

  9. Larry Gist
    July 1, 2014

    LOL – sorry for my late reply! On the electronic form we had to fill out to get the license, I am listed as the groom (because I filled my info out first) and Leo is the Bride (I didn’t know his parent’s address or his mother’s maiden name – I had HEARD it but never committed it to memory.) The county is working on updating their software to say Spouse #1 and Spouse #2. Beth White the clerk of the court is determined to update the software even though the stay has been issued as she KNOWS that marriage equality will be here to stay before too long.

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