Good news everyone

She said yes.

Vanuatu, August 2011.

And yes, we’ll be flying there by plane. (ZOMG THE HYPOCRISY.)

UPDATE: Although the Vanuatu Marriage Act might give us pause:

3. The District Registrar shall then address the parties together in the following words –

“You owe to one another mutual fidelity, support and assistance. The husband is the head of the family, but he shall exercise this function in its common interest, the wife combining with him to ensure its orderly conduct and in particular to assist in the proper upbringing of the children. The wife may fulfil the functions of the husband as head of the family if for any reason the husband is unable to do so. The husband shall be primarily responsible for the material welfare of the family and shall furnish the necessities of life according to his ability. The choice of the family home shall rest with the husband and the wife shall live with him and the husband shall be bound to allow her to do so.”


That’s before a district registrar. We’d better find out about the alternatives via “local custom”, although I’m not hugely optimistic that they’ll be much better.

And here I was thinking that at least we’d escape having to have the celebrant read out the homophobic Howard propaganda he inserted into the Marriage Act – and forced on every marrying Australian couple – in 2004. Damnit.

23 responses to “Good news everyone

  1. Congratulations!

  2. “A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he’s finished.” Zsa Zsa Gabor

    Congrats amigo.

  3. Congrats to you both!

  4. If we can’t find a way around it, it’s pretty funny if you ask me.

  5. Congratulations Jeremy & Kerry:

    “And yes, we’ll be flying there by plane. (ZOMG THE HYPOCRISY.)”

    How else are you supposed to get there? (in a reasonable time frame) The aeroplane will go there whether or not you’re on it. Besides, at least Vanuatu abolished the death penalty in 1980.

  6. Splatterbottom

    Congratulations Jeremy, and best wishes to you Keri. Adventure, romance, the giddy frisson of this giant step and then on with the business of life!

  7. Oh shit, sorry Keri (for writing Kerry)

  8. jordanrastrick

    Congratulations to both of you!

  9. Best wishes to both of you.

  10. Wonderful news.
    Congratulation to the pair of you.
    We’ll be expecting a photo update at the appropriate time.


  11. weewillywinkee

    You could always have a pagan hand fasting ceremony. Its certainly an option and legal. LOL.

    Congratulations to you both!

  12. Hey, congratulations to you both!

    That’s great news – I’m sure you will have a fantastic life together.

  13. Congratulations, Comprades!

  14. Thanks everyone.

  15. This news made me really happy and I don’t even know either of you.
    Congratulations 🙂

  16. weewillywinkee

    We do hope that a photo or two may escape onto this site after the event. Just saying that’s all. 🙂

  17. Awesome – congrats!

  18. I am with WWW- with handfasting you relive it every year!
    Congratulations Mr and Ms (to be) Lefty!

  19. Hello Jeremy & Keri

    Congratulations to you both, and best wishes for your future together.

    I had the good fortune to be stationed at Vanuatu a couple of times, I hope you love it as much as I did (and still do).

  20. I still don’t get it … she said “yes” to what?

  21. You know what they say, Jeremy – the first marriage is just a dress rehearsal for the second …

    OK OK enough jokes already and congratulations!

  22. No surprises that she said yes.
    I would too, but for two reasons:
    (i) We’re not allowed to.
    (ii) Not really into men.

    Still not surprised, though.

  23. Congratulations.

    Hope its all great fun for the rest of your lives..

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