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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s first openly gay legislator has married her longtime partner at a ceremony in Massachusetts.

Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/15TtF20) that Rep. Patricia Todd wed Jennifer Clarke on Sept. 14 in Provincetown, Mass.

Clarke’s 25-year-old daughter, a third-year law student, officiated the ceremony.

The Birmingham lawmaker said she got teary when they went to get their marriage license in Massachusetts, and teared up again during the ceremony.

The couple met eight years ago when Clarke clicked on a pop-up ad for the social side of a political web site. After dating for a year, Clarke moved to Alabama after Todd was elected to the House of Representatives in 2006.

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  • Ed

    This is “SICK”…..why should this even be news worthy?

  • John Weathers

    The only one SICK is your comment. It’s a shame that two people who love each other can’t be married in Alabama or any other Southern state. It will probably take the U.S. Supreme Court to make that happen. And, I have faith that it will be soon.

  • Blister

    Homosexuality is wrong! And John, your right about what you said about the US Supreme court making it legal one day in every state. With the stupidity and idiots that are running this country, it will probably happen. They have no morals or religious values whatsoever! That’s why this world is in the shape its in today!

  • Ed

    If you support gay marriage or gay anything for that matter you are just as sick as them!!!!!

  • John Weathers

    Why can’t people just let other live their lives without hate.

  • Ed

    It has nothing to do with hate, or should I say I don’t hate the person, I hate the sin….and it is a sin. The Bible teaches that and this country used to have some morals, but atheist, and I don’t like calling them gays…..they are what they are (but if I write they won’t print this) and I hate the country has let them come out……they are not cool, they are sick, discussing people. But will admit like Blister, the courts will allow this and it’s part of what’s killing this country.

  • John

    Ed, I don’t think the bouncing of comments will change anything. We all have our views and thank heavens we are in a country where we can do that.

  • Ed

    You are correct, and our leaders (if you want to call them that) are hell bent to approve the gay thing regardless what the rest of us want. Aids is still out there.

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