by Wenda Watch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WORLD RECORD ATTEMPTS PART 2 AND 3http://theendofbeing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Domestic_Partnership_Equality_And_Civil_Disobedience.flv
What: Attempts to set the World Records for Largest Engagement Party and Largest Mass Same Sex Marriage
When: Monday 2/1/10 at Noon and Saturday 2/13/10 also at Noon
Where: New Mexico Capitol Building (Roundhouse)
Who: Reverend Mrs. Wenda Watch
Why: Support Domestic Partnership Equality
Following on the heels of her attempt to create the World’s Largest Engagement Ring by surrounding the New Mexico State Capitol Roundhouse in gold lamé, local personality Wenda Watch will continue her attempts at World Record setting by attempting back to back records at the state capitol for Domestic Partnership Equality.
At noon on February 1st, Mrs. Watch has asked anyone and everyone wanting to show support for Domestic Partnership Equality to show up and get engaged. Engagement rings will be provided and Mrs. Watch hopes that among the guest speakers and rally signs over 200 couples will not only take the pledge setting the World’s Record for the World’s Largest Engagement Party but also let the legislature know that New Mexicans demand equality.
Next on Saturday, February 13th, also at noon, Wenda, who was recently ordained a minister by American Marriage Ministries, along with the couples who got engaged on Monday (as well as anyone else wanting to ‘take the plunge’) will take part in the World’s Largest (and illegal!) Same Sex Mass Marriage.
Nicknamed Civil Miss Obedience, Wenda will not only marry the couples on the steps of the capitol demanding Domestic Partnership Equality, but because it is illegal in New Mexico, hopes to not only walk away with the World’s Record but earn some jail time in doing so. “All great Americans before us from Henry David Thoreau to the Boston Tea Party Gang to the ACT UP folks have, when the route of peacefully and patiently waiting for what is inherently theirs but denied them anyway hasn’t worked practiced some good old American Civil Disobedience and I feel we have wasted enough time debating whether the GLBT community deserves Domestic Partnership Equality. Saying ‘these people can have this privilege, but that group cannot because they are not like we are’ is incredibly Un-American. Being the dyed in the wool red white and blue gal that I am, I can no longer sit by and keep quite. If private churches do not want to marry same sex couples that is fine, that is their right but when it comes to our government and allowing everyone equal opportunities and equal rights, I can’t believe Domestic Partnership is even in question.
So, I figured that since I am ordained and able to marry these folks and I think they deserve Equality, then I am gonna do it, even if that means being arrested. I’m not sitting in the back of the bus anymore and I’ll dump every crate of tea I can get my hands on. I’ve been called “The Mouth from the South” and everyone is about to see why. I am a peace loving, patient gal– up to a point and where I come from, according to my watch, it’s about 10 minutes past butt kicking time.” said Wenda in a recent interview with EQNM.
To contact Wenda you can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org