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Rosie O'Donnell Weds Longtime Girlfriend
Associated Press ^ | 02/26/2004 | Lisa Leff

Posted on 02/26/2004 3:02:12 PM PST by Therapist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rosie O'Donnell married her longtime girlfriend Thursday, taking what she called a proud stand for gay civil rights in the city where more than 3,300 other same-sex couples have tied the knot since Feb. 12.

"I want to thank the city of San Francisco for this amazing stance the mayor has taken for all the people here, not just us but all the thousands and thousands of loving, law-abiding couples," the former talk show host, holding a large bouquet of purple and yellow flowers, said after she and Kelli Carpenter emerged from their brief ceremony inside Mayor Gavin Newsom's office.

Earlier Thursday, O'Donnell announced her wedding plans on ABC's "Good Morning America," just two days after President Bush called for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

She said the president's call is what inspired her to come to San Francisco, where city officials continue to perform same-sex weddings even as state courts are considering the legality of those marriages.

"I think the actions of the president are, in my opinion, the most vile and hateful words ever spoken by a sitting president," O'Donnell, who lives in the New York City region, said on the program. "I am stunned and I'm horrified.

"I find this proposed amendment very, very, very, very shocking. And immoral. And, you know, if civil disobedience is the way to go about change, then I think a lot of people will be going to San Francisco. And I hope they put more people on the steps to marry as many people as show up. And I hope everyone shows up."

O'Donnell and Carpenter, who have four children together, walked hand in hand down the grand marble staircase in the rotunda to thunderous applause from hundreds of spectators who came to witness the city's first celebrity same-sex wedding. O'Donnell was wearing a powder-blue blazer, black shirt and black pants; Carpenter wore a gray pantsuit.

As the San Francisco's Gay Men's Chorus serenaded the couple with a few bars of "Going to the Chapel," O'Donnell smiled and said, "We really did. We got married."

O'Donnell said she decided to marry Carpenter, a former dancer and marketing director at Nickelodeon, during her recent trial in New York over the now-defunct Rosie magazine. During the case, she referred to Carpenter as her wife.

"We applied for spousal privilege and were denied it by the state. As a result, everything that I said to Kelli, every letter that I wrote her, every e-mail, every correspondence and conversation was entered into the record," O'Donnell said. "After the trial, I am now and will forever be a total proponent of gay marriage."


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If you want to send her a gift, she is registered at Snap-On-Tools. She gives a whole new(or new hole) meaning to "Rosie the Riveter".
1 posted on 02/26/2004 3:02:17 PM PST by Therapist
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To: Therapist
Kafkaesque.
2 posted on 02/26/2004 3:03:28 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Therapist
“Here comes the bride….. all fat and wide”
3 posted on 02/26/2004 3:03:55 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Therapist
You mean Strap-On-Tools.
4 posted on 02/26/2004 3:04:00 PM PST by journey7873
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To: Therapist
NO pictures, please!
5 posted on 02/26/2004 3:04:59 PM PST by So Cal Rocket (If consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, John F. Kerry’s mind must be freaking enormous)
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To: Therapist
We really did. We got married."

Uh, no.

No you didn't.

6 posted on 02/26/2004 3:05:49 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Therapist
If you want to send her a gift, she is registered at Snap-On-Tools

Thought it would have been at Krispy Kreme!!!
7 posted on 02/26/2004 3:06:30 PM PST by kaktuskid
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To: Therapist
Ok...how do we address the newlyweds...Mr&Mrs, Mrs&Mrs, Mr&Mr....etc....I want to be so PC.
8 posted on 02/26/2004 3:10:17 PM PST by mystery-ak (*The cause of freedom is in good hands*....you betcha, Mr. President!)
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To: Therapist
Golly, isn't that just too sweet for words? And Rosie's family must be so pleased that Rosie is now an honest woman. There was a period during which they despaired that Rosie would never marry.

But if the fine print on the marriage license is read, she STILL isn't truthfully legally wed.

For some peole, mock weddings work. Still one of the more honest things she has done in her lifetime.

9 posted on 02/26/2004 3:11:59 PM PST by alloysteel
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To: billorites
“Here comes the bride….. all fat and wide”

The fat one is the groom...the blond is the bride

10 posted on 02/26/2004 3:12:50 PM PST by KQQL (@)
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To: Therapist
no pics of the newlyweds..
11 posted on 02/26/2004 3:13:29 PM PST by The Mayor (And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?)
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To: Therapist
Now she can feel accepted, right ?
12 posted on 02/26/2004 3:14:24 PM PST by VRWC_minion
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To: Therapist
Once again, beer sprayed on my monitor! How much more can it handle?
I wonder which was the bride and which the groom - my money is Rosie being the groom.
13 posted on 02/26/2004 3:15:53 PM PST by R. Scott (My cynicism rises with the proximity of the elections.)
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To: Therapist
I wonder if there is a pre-nup? Just wait until one of these gay "marriages" breaks up for a "couple" with substantial assets and one asserts community-property. What is the defense? "Oh, no, it wasn't a legal marriage under state law and there is no way I should give up half my loot."
14 posted on 02/26/2004 3:17:13 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Not Fonda Kerry")
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To: R. Scott
Rosie O'Donnell Weds Longtime Girlfriend>>

No she didn't. And no, the beeyach never will either.
15 posted on 02/26/2004 3:17:14 PM PST by Ronly Bonly Jones (The more things change...)
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To: kaktuskid
Snap-On-Tools or Strap-On-Tools ... ??

Sodom and Gommorah
16 posted on 02/26/2004 3:17:40 PM PST by traumer (Even paranoids have enemies)
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To: The Mayor
No pics or pricks.
17 posted on 02/26/2004 3:18:24 PM PST by Therapist
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To: R. Scott

Here's the groom..

18 posted on 02/26/2004 3:19:06 PM PST by The Mayor (And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?)
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To: Therapist
pricks
19 posted on 02/26/2004 3:19:40 PM PST by The Mayor (And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?)
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To: Therapist
Queerly beloved, we are gathered here today to....
20 posted on 02/26/2004 3:20:50 PM PST by Feiny (Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.)
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To: Therapist

21 posted on 02/26/2004 3:21:04 PM PST by per loin
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To: R. Scott
You know what happens after you get married. No more sex and especially no more hummers. Never mind on the hummers.
22 posted on 02/26/2004 3:21:18 PM PST by Thebaddog (Woof this!)
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To: R. Scott
Read the article . Rosie called the girl her wife. It was one of the funniest skits Rosie ever did. How come Rosie accepted the flowers? Grooms dont carry flowers, and the girl had the license , when I married I carried the license. Rosie wasnt wearing her strap-on she looked strange without it. She stated that she traveled mile not to get married but to give Bush a message. How about the Pre-Nup did Carpenter sign one? Tell me now that Rosie has assumed the responsibilities of the man can she have Mr Rosie O'Moose put on her drivers license now? Cant wait to see if Leno has the courage to step into this tonight
23 posted on 02/26/2004 3:22:24 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: R. Scott
I wonder which was the bride and which the groom

My my, you have such a traditional concept of marriage:)

I wondered too, until I realized that is not what it is about for them.
Be patient. This too shall pass.
24 posted on 02/26/2004 3:22:59 PM PST by OldEagle (Haven't been wrong since 1947.)
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To: per loin
that must be the bride..
25 posted on 02/26/2004 3:23:18 PM PST by The Mayor (And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?)
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To: Therapist
Talk about risking nothing. If God want to punish her the worst thing he could do is turn her into Rosie O'Donnell.
26 posted on 02/26/2004 3:23:53 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Proud member of the right wing extremist Neanderthals.)
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To: per loin
Reminds me of the time when was a kid of 8 yrs old. The little neighbor girl and i used to play house and pretend we were married.Of course we weren't but we were just pretending.We caught heck when we went to get the mail from a neighbor's mailbox and pretended to be paying the bills.
The homosexuals can PRETEND they are married if they want.They are not.
27 posted on 02/26/2004 3:26:21 PM PST by sportscaster (THE TAX ANGLE OF GAY MARRIAGE)
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To: Therapist
"I find this proposed amendment very, very, very, very shocking. And immoral.
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I find her comments very, very, very, very shocking and immoral....

What a loser!
28 posted on 02/26/2004 3:26:58 PM PST by txlurker
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To: Therapist
I wonder if they signed a pre-nup? If not, and things progress like most Hollywierd marriages, Mr. O'donnell will be raked over the coals when her wife divorces her. Of course, thats when Rosie will claim that the wedding was fraudulent. Whatta pig.
29 posted on 02/26/2004 3:27:27 PM PST by zygoat
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To: NonValueAdded
Sorry, I didn't see your post.
30 posted on 02/26/2004 3:28:58 PM PST by zygoat
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To: Therapist
Should say "Pretends to Wed".
31 posted on 02/26/2004 3:30:25 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Therapist
"I think the actions of the president are, in my opinion, the most vile and hateful words ever spoken by a sitting president," O'Donnell, who lives in the New York City region, said on the program. "I am stunned and I'm horrified.

Considering the huge majority of Americans oppose gay marriage, Rosie probably won Bush a few more votes with this nonsense.

32 posted on 02/26/2004 3:31:31 PM PST by Jorge
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But if the fine print on the marriage license is read, she STILL isn't truthfully legally wed very interesting; I have been out of the loop on vacation for a week, what is this statement about?
33 posted on 02/26/2004 3:31:35 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: Therapist
O'Donnell and Carpenter, who have four children together, walked hand in hand . . .

Disgusting beyond words.

34 posted on 02/26/2004 3:31:57 PM PST by mombonn
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To: Therapist
This is so confusing...Which one is the DOG? Which one is the BITCH?
35 posted on 02/26/2004 3:33:41 PM PST by Sandmansleeper (Quinn's First Law: Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent)
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To: Therapist
DATELINE 10/11/2004, NYC

This just in:

"Wife" of Rosie O'Donnel Divorces, sues for half of everything. Rosie is quoted, "Thank goodness for that Bush amendmendment or she might just win this one..."

-- lates
-- jrawk

36 posted on 02/26/2004 3:33:58 PM PST by jrawk
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To: mombonn
Turkey baster bastards?

Semper Fi
37 posted on 02/26/2004 3:36:33 PM PST by river rat (Militant Islam is a cult, flirting with extinction)
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To: Therapist

WWII Rosie had lots more class.
38 posted on 02/26/2004 3:39:26 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Bush Bot by choice)
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To: jrawk
Half of nothing is nothing. The way the miserable sea-cow has disgusted our society, her b#$ch will have to pay the alimony.

Rosie will probably end up being a prison guard like the militant bull-dykes here in Texas.

39 posted on 02/26/2004 3:42:11 PM PST by Extremist
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Carpenter, a former dancer and marketing director at Nickelodeon,

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another reason to avoid Nickelodeon.

Don't they own Mtv and CBS too.
40 posted on 02/26/2004 3:43:16 PM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: zygoat
That's OK, but I won't marry you.
41 posted on 02/26/2004 3:44:27 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Not Fonda Kerry")
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To: longtermmemmory
Yes...all part of the Redstone culture worm.
42 posted on 02/26/2004 3:46:07 PM PST by wardaddy (A man better believe in something or he'll fall for anything.)
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O'Donnell was wearing a powder-blue blazer, black shirt and black pants;

Good grief, she's impersonating Cousin Eddie. That's just not right.

43 posted on 02/26/2004 3:46:12 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Therapist

They sure dressed up for the big day.

44 posted on 02/26/2004 3:46:58 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl
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So what are we doing here? Are we playing French and running up the white flag to the gays? Come to think of it- the French don't allow gay marriage- they draw the line at civil unions.

What's next? We are already becoming Gay Nation. Where do we go from here?
45 posted on 02/26/2004 3:47:03 PM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: Therapist

46 posted on 02/26/2004 3:48:03 PM PST by Spruce
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To: Prodigal Son
Big backlash coming this November.

I wish she could get married everyday from now until November 2.

47 posted on 02/26/2004 3:49:44 PM PST by Rome2000 (JIHADISTS FOR KERRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Rosie's holding the bouquet; am I correct then that she's the bride?
48 posted on 02/26/2004 3:52:36 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Gay marriage is for suckers...)
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To: RanchoStash; SortaBichy
Ping to a fun thread.
49 posted on 02/26/2004 3:54:29 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Gay marriage is for suckers...)
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"The fat one is the groom...the blond is the bride"

Tradition was turned upside down. As Rosie talked about her 'wife' - Rosie was the one with the bridal bouquet!

50 posted on 02/26/2004 3:54:53 PM PST by LADY J
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