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Woman weds warehouse amid 'gay marriage' furor (You can't make this stuff up, alert!)
KOMO News ^ | January 28, 2012

Posted on 01/30/2012 12:41:26 PM PST by NYer


Babylonia Aivaz prepares to wed a crumbling Capitol Hill warehouse that is slated for demolition.

SEATTLE - A beaming bride, a crumbling warehouse – Babylonia Aivaz said it’s a love that will never die, as she exchanged wedding vows with the Seattle building on Sunday.

Aivaz and the 10th and Union warehouse entered into a self-described “gay marriage,” surrounded by friends singing of love and united against displacement in their neighborhood by means of new development.

Aivaz told the crowd of approximately 50 people about her relationship with the building, which is slated to be demolished in a week to make way for a new apartment complex.

In December, she said, she and 16 Occupy Seattle activists linked arms and occupied the warehouse to fight against gentrification and for community space.

“I was transformed by the event,” she said.

Despite demolition beginning earlier than expected Friday, the ceremony went on without a hitch, as Aivaz untied a banner on a fence surrounding the warehouse that read “I DO.”

When the minister asked if she would “love and cherish and protect this warehouse,” Aivaz responded in song.

“Come with me my love, to the sea, the sea of love. I want to tell you how much I love you,” Aivaz sang, quoting “Sea of Love” by Cat Power.

“Do you remember when we met? I cleaned your rooms and washed your floors, built community, opened some doors. You changed my life. I’ll never forget the day we met. I’ll cherish your community sprit until the day I die,” she said, adding her own verses.

The ceremony continued with the calm but ecstatic guests singing “Lean on Me,” laughing at children blowing bubbles and enjoying a neighborhood potluck with a vegan cake.

View more photos here »

While the majority of the crowd cheered for the love between the woman and the building, some disagreed with how Aivaz described it as a “gay marriage.”

“With the delicate nature of Washington state and the attempt to legalize gay marriage, I find her saying it’s a gay marriage disrespectful,” said Phoenix Lopez.

Lopez and others who held signs reading “This is not a gay marriage,” quietly stood in protest.

“Her saying it’s a gay marriage sets the community back with Christians and politicians and gives them a chance to say, ‘See, we told you, they’re going to want to marry everything if we give them the opportunity,’” said Johnny McCollum-Blair. “Having compassion against something you love, I understand, but to call it a gay union is irresponsible.”

Aivaz didn’t reflect on the building’s chosen gender, but reiterated the ceremony was in honor of her fight against gentrification.

“Gentrification is happening,” Aivaz said. “It’s a serious issue that affects poor people and especially people of color and this is just the beginning of the fight.”

With her new bride’s imminent demise, Aivaz said she would continue to work with the community to develop and create more ways to fight against unaffordable neighborhoods. She already has plans to fight for a neighboring community.

“My heart is in Yesler Terrace, that place is going to get gentrified really soon, so I’ll follow my heart there next,” she said.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Philosophy; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: marriage; seattle; vegan

1 posted on 01/30/2012 12:41:38 PM PST by NYer
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To: wagglebee
“I was transformed by the event,” she said.

Apparently the transformation did not translate into a Kleinfeld gown!

2 posted on 01/30/2012 12:43:14 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

How does a warehouse communicate?


3 posted on 01/30/2012 12:44:13 PM PST by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: NYer
First she cries about gentrification, then next she'll cry about neighborhoods degrading.

I hope she likes being a young widow when the warehouse comes down.

4 posted on 01/30/2012 12:45:40 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: NYer

Hey if two of the same sex can marry why not marry a building, a dog, a horse, you cousin, your sister,, a ship, what ever .

It goes to show how pathetic social and the establishment have become when they ignore these social issue


5 posted on 01/30/2012 12:46:35 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: NYer
Who wants to bet she files for SSI benefits from her dead 'husband's' estate when the building is torn down..

..and probably gets it...

6 posted on 01/30/2012 12:47:01 PM PST by Fedupwithit ("Live free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: NYer

I take this wedding as seriously as a “gay marriage”, and it’s just as much a “marriage” as two men or two women. After all, the building is over 18 years old. It’s nice when a leftist gets something right (rare but nice!).


7 posted on 01/30/2012 12:48:47 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: NYer

The warehouse floor just wanted to get laid....


8 posted on 01/30/2012 12:49:03 PM PST by freebilly
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To: Lazamataz
Laz would raze it.

With a wrecking ball!

9 posted on 01/30/2012 12:49:59 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: austinaero

So if a drug deal goes down there or someone gets hurt int he warehouse is the “bride” held accountable?


10 posted on 01/30/2012 12:50:16 PM PST by GraceG
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To: NYer

With looks like hers I guess she’ll have to settle for a building.


11 posted on 01/30/2012 12:50:50 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: NYer
“I was transformed by the event,” she said.

"Into what, exactly?", WBill replied.

12 posted on 01/30/2012 12:51:19 PM PST by wbill
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To: austinaero
How does a warehouse communicate?

Warily?

13 posted on 01/30/2012 12:51:32 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: colorado tanker

Five will get you ten that that’s not a woman.


14 posted on 01/30/2012 12:52:20 PM PST by Signalman
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To: NYer
"Despite demolition beginning earlier than expected Friday..."

Dang. Poor girl. Marries above her station, and now dealing with erectile dysfunction.
15 posted on 01/30/2012 12:52:27 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: NYer

Some say that I am wedded to my job.


16 posted on 01/30/2012 12:53:28 PM PST by GSWarrior (Click HERE to activate this tagline.)
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To: NYer

Ah, I see the hippie anti-gentrification I’d-rather-live-in-a-slum crowd are slamming heads with the gay marriage supporters. I do love me some blue-on-blue firefights.

}:-)4


17 posted on 01/30/2012 12:53:50 PM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: NYer
With her new bride’s imminent demise, Aivaz said she would continue. . . . She already has plans . . . for a neighboring community. “My heart is in Yesler Terrace, that place is going to get gentrified really soon, so I’ll follow my heart there next,” she said.

This lady's the Black Widow, I tell you!

18 posted on 01/30/2012 12:55:16 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: NYer

Is the warehouse now eligible for health benefits?


19 posted on 01/30/2012 12:56:50 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: NYer

When I first glanced at the headline, I thought it said whorehouse.


20 posted on 01/30/2012 12:57:43 PM PST by anoldafvet
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To: NYer

21 posted on 01/30/2012 1:00:56 PM PST by PGR88
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To: NYer

When did warehouses go homosexual?


22 posted on 01/30/2012 1:01:01 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NYer

I bet she gives GREAT chimney!


23 posted on 01/30/2012 1:01:42 PM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: manc
Hey if two of the same sex can marry why not marry a building, a dog, a horse, you cousin, your sister,, a ship, what ever .

Back in 2005, a British Jew married a 35 year old dolphin, in Eliat, Israel. That marriage lasted a little bit longer than this one. The dolphin died in 2006.

24 posted on 01/30/2012 1:03:02 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: austinaero; Charles Henrickson
How does a warehouse communicate?

With creaks and groans.

25 posted on 01/30/2012 1:06:31 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

Maybe she like the fenestration


26 posted on 01/30/2012 1:07:02 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: austinaero

—How does a warehouse communicate?—

It communicates telepathically. I clearly heard it say she’s too fat.


27 posted on 01/30/2012 1:10:00 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Moose4
I’d-rather-live-in-a-slum crowd are slamming heads with the gay marriage supporters.

You may need to rethink that statement.

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28 posted on 01/30/2012 1:11:10 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

They must have had a fabulous wedding night! :) Brings to mind the old saying, “If the walls are rocking, don’t come a-knocking.”


29 posted on 01/30/2012 1:12:23 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: NYer

This is what it looks like when society collapses from within.


30 posted on 01/30/2012 1:14:59 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: NYer
“Come with me my love, to the sea, the sea of love. I want to tell you how much I love you,” Aivaz sang, quoting “Sea of Love” by Cat Power.

That song was written in 1959, long, long before Cat Power (whoever that is) came along.

31 posted on 01/30/2012 1:21:08 PM PST by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Why does she assume the warehouse is female? Maybe she is actually having a hetero-marriage.


32 posted on 01/30/2012 1:21:24 PM PST by DManA
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To: manc
This is the same state that a judge ruled that sex with animals was legal unless the prosecution could prove that it either harmed the animal, or they didn't enjoy it.
33 posted on 01/30/2012 1:23:41 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: cuban leaf

A more interesting question is, how will she and her beloved spouse consummate their marriage.


34 posted on 01/30/2012 1:34:10 PM PST by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: NYer
She always had a great passion for edifice wrecks.


35 posted on 01/30/2012 2:19:03 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: NYer

Yes, liberals really are this stupid.


36 posted on 01/30/2012 2:25:30 PM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA/PIPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: Iron Munro

“She always had a great passion for edifice wrecks. “

I guess she has an edifice complex?


37 posted on 01/30/2012 2:26:59 PM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA/PIPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: NYer

The building said yes? Frickin’ idiot.


38 posted on 01/30/2012 2:36:44 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: NYer

Why do homosexuals always appear to be drain bamaged?


39 posted on 01/30/2012 2:42:37 PM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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To: CodeToad

Because they are.


40 posted on 01/30/2012 3:05:32 PM PST by Venturer
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To: manc

My toaster is still single (if anybody is interested).


41 posted on 01/30/2012 3:53:41 PM PST by Blogatron (Brought to you by The American Frog Council; 'Frog - The other green meat')
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To: manc

I wonder if the building will demand that her employer give it heathcare ;)
Heck!!! Why not!!! lol


42 posted on 01/30/2012 4:02:33 PM PST by Artic Slayer
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To: NYer

This union is very queer.


43 posted on 01/30/2012 4:06:19 PM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: Beagle8U

and those in the north east and beltway say t social issues are not important.

really then look at this crap going on, freaks all over and we have to put up with it


44 posted on 01/30/2012 4:08:35 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Artic Slayer

let he live there and say she is married then , all I want is for the media in this country to do their job and report this whack job and show the country social issues are important.

also look at her, , it’;s not like she can get a guy anyway and the building can’t leave her when it wants.


45 posted on 01/30/2012 4:11:49 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Blogatron

tell a liberal or a beltway or north east establishment figure as they have no problem with marriage and what you can marry, just say it is hot


46 posted on 01/30/2012 4:13:05 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: NYer

Now you can marry buildings in Seattle ...ok, I will marry the Space Needle. Maybe I can get tourists to pay me to visit it. :)


47 posted on 01/30/2012 5:05:17 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: NYer

-—“With the delicate nature of Washington state and the attempt to legalize gay marriage, I find her saying it’s a gay marriage disrespectful,” said Phoenix Lopez.-—

And a man sticking his @#$%6 up another guy’s @#$$%& isn’t an affront to marriage?


48 posted on 01/31/2012 5:11:34 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: NYer
“In December, she said, she and 16 Occupy Seattle activists linked arms and occupied the warehouse to fight against gentrification and for community space.

“I was transformed by the event,” she said.”

And these Occupy freaks think people should take them seriously.

49 posted on 01/31/2012 5:22:36 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: NYer

If the building wanted to get married, you would think it would take better care of itself.


50 posted on 01/31/2012 5:34:17 AM PST by cincinnati65 (We've been taken for a ride - by Wall Street and Washington DC - Welcome to Amerika!)
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