top
Central Valley
Central Valley
Indybay
Indybay
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature

Marriage Equality Comes to Fresno

by Mike Rhodes (mikerhodes [at] comcast.net)
Dozens of couples arrived early to get their marriage licenses in Fresno this morning. Tinasha Broadus and Alicia Rice were the first in line and the first same sex couple to be married. A family member arrived at 4:30 AM at the Fresno County Clerk’s office to hold Tinasha and Alicia’s place in line. Everything ran smoothly, there were no counter-protesters, and the first couple got their license and were married within one hour. The photo below is Tinasha and Alicia in line, before the County Clerk’s office opened.
600_tinasha_and_alicia.jpg
For more information about this historic event in Fresno, contact:

Jason Scott
Fresno County Chapter Leader, Marriage Equality USA
(559) 862-4559
ca-fresno [at] marriageequality.org
§Wedding Day
by Mike Rhodes
600_family_photo.jpg
Tinasha Broadus and Alicia Rice with their family on their wedding day.
§8 AM at the County Clerks Office
by Mike Rhodes
600_open.jpg
Happy couples entered County Clerks office to get their marriage licenses. Some of them also got married today.
§Alicia and Tinasha get there marriage license
by Mike Rhodes
600_license.jpg
It was a media circus.
§Kiss
by Mike Rhodes
600_kiss.jpg
§Family, Couple, and Judge
by Mike Rhodes
600_after.jpg
§Ellis Vance and Robin Greiner
by Mike Rhodes
600_ellis_and_robin.jpg
This couple has grandchildren and they are excited to finally get married.
Add Your Comments
Listed below are the latest comments about this post.
These comments are submitted anonymously by website visitors.
TITLE
AUTHOR
DATE
kelly
Wed, Jun 18, 2008 4:02AM
So beautiful
Tue, Jun 17, 2008 11:35AM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

$ 20.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network