poetics, time, body disruption and marginally queer solutions

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Motion to dismiss gay marriage suit denied
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) _ A judge denied New Paltz Mayor Jason West's motion to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to bar him from performing same-sex marriages.


No Gay Weddings For Paris 
by Malcolm Thornberry Newscenter
(Paris)  April in Paris may be a love song, but it won't be sung at any same-sex weddings in the French capital this month or any month in the foreseeable future even though the city has a gay mayor and a tiny village in the south of France is already planning its first gay wedding.

French law does not specifically ban same-sex marriage, but two sections of the civil code could be used to block them.

One says that during the marriage ceremony the presiding officer "shall receive from each party, one after the other, the declaration that they wish to take each other as man and wife."

The other says the state prosecutor can register opposition to a marriage before it takes place or demand that it be declared void afterward.

For Paris's gay mayor, Bertrand Delanoe, there are bigger issues facing French gay couples. Delanoe says he has no intentions of letting same-sex couples marry in his city.  Instead, he says, he wants to focus his attention of gay parenting rights.


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