Buffalo, NY- According to an article appearing on the website Irish Central, Irish-American lesbian Kitty Lambert successfully married a complete stranger after she and her longtime partner were denied a marriage license by Buffalo city clerks.
When her request was denied, Lambert turned to the crowd that had gathered.
With news cameras rolling, Kitty asked for any male who would be willing to get married to her. A gay man named Ed, a total stranger to her, stepped forward and volunteered. They briefly exchanged information and presented the appropriate documents along with $40.
City staff verified the information, and proceeded to give them a marriage license. Kitty’s point in approaching the City Clerk for a marriage license is that there is no religious basis for marriage, and it serves only as a legally binding contract in our society.
Instead of being offered the ability to receive a license with her long-term partner, she was able to secure a license with a total stranger, strictly based on their gender.