Variety managing editor and politics writer Ted Johnson blogged about his marriage to Stewart Scott, presided over by West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran, in the context of Proposition 8.
As a ballot proposition to ban same-sex marriage in California came within the margin of error, I knew I had to take action...
Like many other couples we know, we thought that we could wait it out, for some later date that would allow us the time to prepare for a larger ceremony. But with a hopeless addiction to Websites like fivethirtyeight.com and Pollster.com, I could not ignore the polling reality that there is a good chance that Proposition 8 will pass on Nov. 4, closing the window for now on same-sex nuptials.
It's a quandary for many same-sex couples: Wait and risk losing the chance to marry, or take the plunge in smaller, quickly arranged ceremonies. Stewart and I have been together for six years, so it was better safe than sorry.
It's at Wilshire and Washington, Variety's politics blog.