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Congratulations to

Mary Goehring
and
Katherine Holtz

Mary Goehring and Katherine Holtz of Austin, Texas, had their Civil Union on September 27, 2001, in Waterbury, Vermont, at Moose Meadow Lodge.  Vows in the double-ring ceremony were officated by Olivia Gay, Justice of the Peace.

Congratulations to

Robby Turner
and
John Brokos

Robby Turner, 22, and John Brokos, 26, had their civil union in West Barnet, Vermont at Harvy's Lake Cabins on October 3, 2001. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Brendan Hadash.

 

Congratulations to

Debra P. Myers
and
Eleanor V. Mosher

Debra P. Myers, 31, and Eleanor V. Mosher, 38, of Southern Tier, New York, were joined in a civil union on May 4, 2001, in Brattleboro, Vermont, by Justice of the Peace Gail Copper at her home.  The couple, who have been together for seven years, wrote "We hadn't realized how much it came to mean to us until that day.  Thank you Vermont and Brattleboro."

 

Congratulations to

Lindel Gum
and
Rod Klappholz

Rod Klappholz and Lindel Gum had their civil union ceremony on "01-01-01" or January 1, 2001, and they believe they may have been the first gay couple to have a civil union in 2001.  Their reception was held at Molly Pitcher Inn. The couple also had plans for a delayed May honeymoon in Fiji.  

 

Congratulations to

Tami M. Mines
and
Roni L. Williams

Tami M. Mines and Roni L. Williams were united in a Civil Union on October 28, 2000, in Bennington, Vermont. According to the couple, it was a beautiful day for them, and everyone they encountered were very nice and helpful, from the Town Clerk who issued their license to the Justice of the Peace, Barbara Bluto, who performed their ceremony. They wrote, "Barbara did a beautiful job, and our vows included the Apache Blessing. The actual moment of reciting the vows to each other was for both of us one of those 'life' moments you will carry forever in your mind. Our wedding bands are inscribed inside with the words 'Two bodies, one soul' because for us, coming together has been like finding the other half you have been searching for your entire life."

 

Congratulations to

James Girves
and
 Edward Kromko

After 25 years together, James Girves and Edward Kromko established a Civil Union on Thursday, August 24, 2000, in Burlington, Vermont.

 

Congratulations to

Lorinda Wright
and
Pixie Isabelle Elmore

Lorinda Wright, 33, and Pixie Isabelle Elmore, 42, were joined in a civil union in Putney, Vermont on July 31, 2000. The couple traveled from St. Louis, Missouri for the private ceremony. Lorinda said, "We are extremely proud of the fact that we became joined in the first month it became possible to do so." Following the ceremony, that was officiated by Justice of the Peace Carol Westing, the couple spent their "honeymoon" vacationing in New England with family and friends. "We were both surprised at how deeply moved we were by the ceremony. I guess we had never expected to get married, and so we had never thought about what it would be like to get married. It was an incredibly moving and wonderful experience." Lorinda added, "We are thrilled and more proud than words can say to consider ourselves married, and we will fight to maintain our legal status regardless of the outcome of the election. Thank you Vermont!" Lorinda is a postdoctoral researcher at Washington University and Pixie is a manager at a popular restaurant in St. Louis.

 

Chrissie Balducci and Kelley Pacitto  in Woodstock, Vermont, with Justice of the Peace Mary Riley.

 

Congratulations to

Chrissie Balducci
and
Kelley Pacitto

Chrissie Balducci and Kelley Pacitto of Massachusetts, were united on September 29, 2000.  Accompanied by friends, family, and officiant Mary Riley, Justice of the Peace, they exchanged vows in lovely Faulkner Park in Woodstock, Vermont, after which they spent the day canoeing in Quechee. Kelly stated, "We have shared four beautiful years of life together and we are looking forward to the many that lie ahead. Vermont was a fabulous experience and everyone was very friendly." The couple decided on very casual attire and asked their guests to do the same. Kelly said, "It really took a lot of the pressure off knowing that not everything needed to be perfect." The couple have decided to share the last name of "Faulkner" in honor of the park where they stood to make a lifelong commitment to one another.

 

The "Faulkners"

 

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Congratulations to

Cliff Klein
and
Kelly Last

Cliff Klein and Kelly Last were joined in Union on November 5, 2001, in Bennington, Vermont. Cliff, 58, works as a customer service representative at General Electric. Kelly, 28, works as a sales person in a local hardware store. They met in a Yahoo! chatroom, and have been Registered Domestic Partners since October 16, 1998. They have established a site about their Union and invite you to visit them at http://ourunion.homestead.com.

Jimmy Huffman and Billy Bowman in the office of Brattleboro TownClerk, Annette Cappy.

Congratulations to

James Huffman
and
William Bowman, Jr.

Billy Bowman and Jimmy Huffman were joined in a civil union ceremony on October 26, 2000. The ceremony, officiated by Justice of the Peace, Ethel Brosnahan, took place in Brattleboro, Vermont. According to Billy, "We decided now was our golden opportunity to go to Vermont and have the ceremony while we had the time away from work and before anything happened in Vermont that may prohibit us from being joined." The Virginia couple had visited our website prior to going to Vermont for their civil union. Billy said, "It was a terrific source of information while we were looking into being joined in a civil union. Thanks again for a great site. We couldn't have done it without you."  Billy and Jimmy also have their own website, where they've posted their pictures, including one of their civil union license, which they received from Brattleboro Town Clerk Annette Cappy.

 

 

Madeleine and Naomi Winterfalcon, in front of the East Haven Municipal Office in Vermont, where they received their civil union certificate.

 

Congratulations to

Madeleine Winterfalcon
and
Naomi Winterfalcon

Madeleine Winterfalcon and Naomi Winterfalcon of Standish, Maine were united in East Haven, Vermont on August 17, 2000.   Rev. Brendan Hadash, who is a minister with the Unitarian Universalist Church in St. Johnsbury, Vermont,  officiated the civil union ceremony.  Madeleine commented, "We had no idea how great having this ritual would make us feel."  She said, "Even though it is not recognized in Maine (we live in Standish), we have received recognition (and gifts!) from our friends and family.  Thank you, Vermont!"

Editorial Note:  Naomi Winterfalcon wrote a moving letter to the Times Argus newspaper in Vermont.  You can read it here.

 

Congratulations to

Susan Evans
and
Melissa Pirkle

Susan Evans and Melissa Pirkle from Riverdale, Georgia, were united on August 21, 2000, in Putney, Vermont.  The civil union ceremony was held at the home of Justice of the Peace Elaine Dixon, and was the first union officiated by Ms. Dixon.

Susan Evans and Melissa Pirkle,  who traveled from Riverdale, Georgia for a civil union in Vermont.

 

Brian Kaufman and Martin Swinger in front of the municipal office in Brattleboro, Vermont.

 

Congratulations to

Martin Swinger
and
Brian Kaufman

While enjoying a leisurely drive back to their home in Augusta, Maine, nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Martin Swinger (Scrapbook, BearNaked) 'eloped' with his partner of 15 years, Brian Kaufman (a musician and psychology professor at the University of Maine at Farmington).  They wrote, "Meandering back to Maine after a concert tour in Pennsylvania and New York, we passed a house whose owner had painted "My government is gay but I'm not!" and decided at that moment to see if we could 'become union members." The first town office we came to in Wilmington had already closed for the afternoon, but the clerks kindly explained the process to us and suggested we might find the town office still open in Brattleboro. Driving madly but safely, we reached Brattleboro in time to complete the paperwork and arrange for Justice of the Peace John Burgess to perform the ceremony in his backyard as soon as he returned from his cardiac fitness class.  We enjoyed a honeymoon dinner at China Palace in Keene, NH and then returned to Zipper, our puppy waiting for us back in Maine."

 

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