Same-sex couples marry in SLO

July 2, 2013

gay2Eight same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses within a half hour of the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office opening Monday. [Tribune]

Most of the couples married by 9:30 a.m. By 4 p.m., 11 weddings had occurred at the County Government Center.

Minister Rod Richards of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Luis Obispo County led the ceremonies in a corridor just outside the Board of Supervisors’ chambers.

On Friday, a federal appeals court ended California’s same-sex marriage ban paving the way for ceremonies to occur for the first time in four years.

Backers of Proposition 8, which created a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, appealed the appellate court ruling on Saturday. But, the Supreme Court upheld the decision on Sunday and same-sex marriages resumed in California on Monday.




  1. SLOBIRD says:

    So we cannot put a nativity scene on government property because of the separation of Church and State but we can put a gay minister outside the door of the County Clerk Recorder’s office, performing for free a business of marrying couples (did they check his paperwork). Can anyone now go to the Courthouse, bible in hand and preach the golden work with a crucifix, etc since this minister was in full garb. It is OK for the gays but not the Christians.

    Yep, celebrate their freedom, their choices, their actions but make sure it doesn’t apply to Christians, etc. It’s like the Texas student who wore a crucifix on campus and was required to remove it by a professor last week because it might offend someone. Send the damn “someone” back to the hole their crawled out from. I am getting sick and tired of all these special diverse groups wanting special treatment.

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    • 2much says:

      Many of you are missing the point that the Government has over ruled the wishes of the masses…We Californians VOTED to ban gay marriage. This is not a matter of law but a matter of the will of the people. I may or may not agree with the concept of gay marriage, but I do not agree with the Federal Courts deciding which issues we are allowed to enforce, in our state, at our state expense. This is yet another example of “Government knows best” and the people should learn their place.

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    • ironyman2000 says:

      specious argument. someone donate a basket of apples and oranges to this guy so we can watch to
      see if he is able to sort them out.

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    • kettle says:

      SLOBIRD says:”Can anyone now go to the Courthouse, bible in hand and preach the…”

      Why are you pretending you can’t >
      SLOBIRD says: “It is OK for the gays but not the Christians.”
      Not true.

      SLOBIRD says: “I am getting sick and tired of all these special diverse groups wanting special treatment.” Yes, like the christians wanting special treatment.

      I will stop now the self inflicted confusion and irony is making me thirsty.

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  2. Rambunctious says:

    I’m not a Biblical scholar like Ted seems to be…but from what I’ve been able to gather in my life I’ve come to believe that God does not like to be bored. That’s why he made so many different people. If we were all the same I would bet the suicide rate would be much higher…there by giving Biblical scholars another thing to rail against.

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  3. SLOTECH90 says:

    Hey Ted, have you pasted your “GOD HATES FAGS” decal on your car from the Westfield Baptist Church in Kansas yet? To date over 400 species of animal practice some type of same gender sexual activity, but only one species practices homophobia.

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    • Ted Slanders says:


      Yes, but the damn atheists and apostates keep removing it! Every TRUE Christian, that actually READS their bible, should have that same sticker on their car in plain view. What they don’t realize is that Jesus is watching His creation not being homophobic, which goes totally against the teachings of the bible!

      They will get their punihsment upon Judgment Day, that is for sure, praise!

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      • SLOTECH90 says:


        “Removing it!” hell, I’m amazed they haven’t bombed it. By the by, being the biblical scholar that you are, I’m sure you know that the only company that God had during the Creation (either one, take your pick), was not Yeshua, but rather Wisdom. The existence of Yeshua from the beginning was a Pauline “invention” in the development of Christology over the four decades that the Gospels were written.Mark, Luke and Matthew say nothing about Jesus being coexistent with Yahweh.

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        • SLOTECH90 says:

          My error. Not “Pauline” invention ; I meant to say Johanine.

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      • themarygardener2012 says:

        Like I’ve told you before, Ted…when you drive up behind that car with the bumper sticker that reads, “What would Jesus do?” please roll down your window and yell to them, “HE WOULD WALK!!!!”

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  4. Ted Slanders says:


    Jesus stated: “He answered, ‘Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one.” (Matthew 19:4-5) Jesus DID NOT say that “Steven and Larry” will become one, did He? NO!

    I cannot believe that Minister Rod Richards of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship church, which will now be known as the “Church of Satan”, conducted these ungodly GAY marriages!. At least Rod Richard’s did them in a “corridor” within the Court House, instead of doing them in their rightful place as they would have been done with heterosexuals.

    As it has been biblically shown in the past, the Hebrew-Christian God has taken out His revenge when His creation didn’t follow His inspired words and commands!. Therefore, I would suggest that Mr. Richards gets extra casualty insurance for his church, since the Hebrew-Christian God will not take this ungodly act that he performed in the name of Satan, very lightly!

    Like I proposed in a previous thread, because of gay marriage being made legal in an assumed Christian Nation, the end times are near as documented within the scriptures. Praise Jesus’ killing and revengeful ways upon His 2nd Coming as fully described in the book of Revelations!

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    • ironyman2000 says:

      No god has ever pronounced words, Only some guys who made them up.
      “assumed” by who?
      “now known to be” by who?
      Buncha blathering glittering nonsensical generalities seemingly pulled out of this guy’s nether region.
      Teddy’s either purposefully goofing in order to get a rise out of readers
      is secretly in love with Ann Coulter’s twin brother.

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    • Slowerfaster says:

      Just think, Brother Ted … that it was only a few short years ago that being gay was a crime in most states, and involved long incarcerations.
      Many soon became hardened prisoners.
      Some did find the Lord, Hallelujah !

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  5. eradicate ignorance says:

    Congratulations and good luck to all the newly married couples.

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