HOUSTON, TEXAS: America’s first fully-legal gay marriage was performed by a minister of Troy Perry’s Metropolitan Community Church (see GN8) and it was something of an occasion because even London’s Evening Standard noticed it had happened and published a picture.
The Rev Richard Vincent, pastor of the MCC church in Dallas performed the ceremony for ex-high-school-football star Antonio Molina and William Ert, at the Harmony Chapel in Houston.
Antonio comes from Brownsville, Texas and William is a female impersonator who’s working Houston currently.
The two exchanged marriage vows and told the press that theirs was the first legal gay marriage in the USA.
After they’d exchanged rings and said: “with this ring I thee wed”, William lifted his white wedding veil above his face and they kissed.
Neither plans to have a sex change operation they told pressmen.
William, who wore white and a blonde wig for the wedding, said: “Why should I have anything removed or added when he’s marrying me for what I’ve got.
“I’m just like I was when my mother brought me into this world, and I don’t intend to change.”