LAX courthouse: Rainbow sprinkled cupcakes
Nine members of the Pacific Unitarian Church in Rancho Palos Verdes stood on the front steps of the Airport Courthouse on Tuesday, wearing rainbow-colored shirts, holding rainbow-colored signs that said, “Standing on the Side of Love” and handing out rainbow-sprinkled cupcakes.
“Hey, how do you feel?” one church member asked Ron Stevenson, 48, and Alan Boeke, 56, of Manhattan Beach.
“Fabulous. Married,” said Stevenson, a casting agent. The couple came in shorts and flip-flops to get a license and on a whim decided to get married then and there.
They stopped to chat awhile with members of the church about where they got their matching diamond rings and their plans for a celebratory cruise to Tahiti in October.
“It’s nice to finalize it and feel part of the general population,” Stevenson said of his marriage to Boeke, a flight attendant.
The Rev. John Morehouse, the church’s minister wore a rainbow scapular.
“I hope what people will recognize today is it’s all about love. It’s not about the right and wrong of it. People have rights,” he said.
Morehouse said he thought some straight people would change their minds about gay marriage before November.
“When they see all the people walk out the door happy over all these months, they will see that it’s not any different than it is for them,” he said.
-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske