As if Bakersfield's reputation couldn't get any worse, in-love male-female couples there and throughout Kern County are rushing to get married before the day ends. Why? Because the arguably vile Kern County Clerk Ann Barnett made the decision to no longer officiate weddings for any couples (queer or straight) throughout that god-awful eastern chunk of California.
Agree with Barnett? Disagree? Do let her know how you feel:
Ann K. Barnett
1115 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301-4639
Regular Office Hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mon-Fri
Open To The Public 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Mon-Fri
Same-sex weddings start soon. Activists Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon are scheduled to become the first queers to take their vows legally this Monday, June 16.