Portland: get gay-married before the New Year! #marryME

I just got a call from Nicole Clegg, spokeswoman for the city, about the city's plan for handling the fact that the law allowing marriage licenses to be granted to same-sex couples will take effect on Saturday, December 29. Are you ready?

The City Clerk's office in City Hall will be open for all business from 12:01 am to 3:01 am - that's three hours in the middle of the night - on Saturday December 29. This includes getting marriage licenses, and even getting married - there will be at least one notary public available (though I dare say he or she - or they - will be quite busy).

(Note: "open for all business" means you can register to vote, get a hunting license, and file a birth certificate. But c'mon, people - do that another day and let the celebrations begin!)

Then the office will be closed for the rest of the day, and on Sunday as usual.

Monday is December 31, and the office will be open normal hours - 9 am to 4:30 pm. (Clegg checked and tells me they're not planning to close early.)

Tuesday is January 1, and City Hall is again closed, reopening as normal on Wednesday, January 2.


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