Somebody’s getting married

And that somebody’s me! If this post goes up when I scheduled it to, the ceremony will have just started.

It’s been a crazy year of planning, but everything seems ready to go as planned. Tomorrow we go on a honeymoon and I’m obliged to leave my computer behind, so no blogging until late August.

Debbie and I are both particularly grateful to Judge Vaughan Walker for the early wedding present he gave us this week. His decision striking down the hateful Proposition 8 is filled with powerful reminders of the importance of marriage in society at large, and its importance to married couples. Until marriage is accessible to every loving couple, we’ll both feel like our marriage is incomplete, and we’re grateful that Judge Walker helped move California and the nation so much closer to true equality.

On a less abstract level, I’m proud to say that my sister-in-law will be marrying the woman of her dreams next year, and we live in hope that her marriage will always and forever carry the same significance in law and custom that our marriage does today.

If anyone cares, there are wedding registries at Amazon.com and Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and no one would stop you from helping cover the costs of our honeymoon through Paypal:

Truth be told, though, we’re just as happy to have you honor our wedding by giving to Equality California, which continues its work changing people’s minds about marriage equality. Help them end marriage segregation!

Comments

  1. #1 Jason G. Goldman
    August 8, 2010

    Congratulations!

  2. #2 razib
    August 8, 2010

    congratulations!

  3. #3 Anna
    August 8, 2010

    Congratulations and all blessings for you and your wife and for your sis-in-law and her wife to be

  4. #4 radiomankc
    August 8, 2010

    Good for y’all. And loved your Muppet announcement, I had to put it on my website’s fun page, it was so cute. How uplifting for us all! Have a great time on your trip and be safe!

    http://sites.google.com/site/radiomankc/fun-frolic-sites

  5. #5 Jason Buell
    August 8, 2010

    Congrats. Take your time and enjoy the day.

    Side note: I remember asking my officiant if he performed gay marriages. It was important to me not to be married by some bigot.

  6. #6 Caine, Fleur du mal
    August 8, 2010

    Congratulations to you both! Wishing you many happy years ahead.

  7. #7 Gyeong Hwa Pak
    August 8, 2010

    Congratulations to the both of you! Here’s to your happy future together!

  8. #8 Jack Krebs
    August 8, 2010

    Congratulations, Josh, and good for you for your thoughts on Prop 8. I have a niece here in Kansas that I also wish for equal marriage opportunities someday, but Kansas is a bit unlikely to follow California very soon.

    Best wishes to you.

  9. #9 John Pieret
    August 8, 2010

    Many Congrats!

  10. #10 The Science Pundit
    August 8, 2010

    Congrats!

  11. #11 Sastra
    August 8, 2010

    Oh, happy for both of you! Congratulations and felicitations!

  12. #12 Riman Butterbur
    August 8, 2010

    You will be missed until late August.

    Except by your wife, I trust.

  13. #13 Claire-chan
    August 8, 2010

    How adorable! ♥

    Complete with the cute Muppet song, hee.

  14. #14 Tara C. Smith
    August 8, 2010

    Congrats Josh!

  15. #15 Newfie
    August 8, 2010

    W00t! Congratulations to Mrs. and Mr. Rosenau!
    The Newfette and I will celebrate 10 orbits without killing each other of wedded bliss this week, and are looking forward to many more.

  16. #16 RBH
    August 8, 2010

    Congratulations, Debbie and Josh! Forty-four more years and you’ll catch us. :)

  17. #17 Michael D. Barton, FCD
    August 8, 2010

    Congrats, Josh!

  18. #18 Glendon Mellow
    August 8, 2010

    Congratulations! Marriage is awesome and fun. Good charity you’ve picked there.

  19. #19 llewelly
    August 8, 2010

    Tomorrow we go on a honeymoon and I’m obliged to leave my computer behind, so no blogging until late August.

    What?? No tweeting of the nuptials? You are so not with this generation.

  20. #20 James F. McGrath
    August 8, 2010

    Congratulations!

  21. #21 "GrrlScientist"
    August 8, 2010

    i’m with llewelly! where’s the tweets? where’s the as-it-happens blog entries, photographs and video? you are so NOT modern, josh!

  22. #22 Anton Mates
    August 8, 2010

    Congratulations, Josh! Just my luck, I picked last week to visit the NCSE office….

  23. #23 Bob O'H
    August 8, 2010

    Congratulations!

    Don’t worry we’ll be here when you get back. As will the ID crowd, alas.

  24. #24 Jason Rosenhouse
    August 9, 2010

    What everyone else said!

  25. #25 Martin R
    August 9, 2010

    Yay, Josh! Congratulations!

  26. #26 Graeme
    August 9, 2010

    Congrats to you and your new wife! Also congrats to your new sister-in-law and her to-be missus!

    Weddings for all!

    Graeme

  27. #27 Pigeonchess
    August 9, 2010

    Congratulations and good fortune to the both of you!

  28. #28 Trausti
    August 9, 2010

    Congrats!

  29. #29 rijkswaanvijand
    August 9, 2010

    Good luck!

  30. #30 Nicolas Keller
    August 9, 2010

    Congrats!

  31. #31 afarensis, FCD
    August 9, 2010

    Congratulations!

  32. #32 cicely
    August 9, 2010

    A wedding announcement, with Muppets! Good choice!

    And congratulations. :)

  33. #33 Cheryl Shepherd-Adams
    August 9, 2010

    Many, many congratulations!

  34. #34 Jerry Coyne
    August 9, 2010

    Congrats, and wishes for a wonderful life together!

  35. #35 Luna_the_cat
    August 9, 2010

    Woohoo!! Congratulations, and here’s a wish for your happiness together.

  36. #36 Deepak Shetty
    August 9, 2010

    Congratulations.

  37. #37 Leon
    August 9, 2010

    Congratulations! I think you’ll find, like I did, that it’s a lot like being engaged, except everything’s legal. ;)

  38. #38 Anton Mates
    August 9, 2010

    Oh, hey, should I give to Equality California? I’d done so back before Prop. 8 was passed, and I kind of didn’t want to again since I thought they’d badly mismanaged the campaigned against it. But are they the best option out there at the moment if you want to support marriage equality in CA?

  39. #39 Marion Delgado
    August 13, 2010

    Congratulations!

  40. #40 Andrea
    July 17, 2011

    Congratulations! Time to celebrate!