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Aug 19 2013

The Minneapolis police chief got married

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That’s her, Janeé Harteau, on the left. That’s her bride, Holly Keegel, on the right.

It feels like a different world. I like it.

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  1. 1
    Brother Yam

    I love my city!

  2. 2
    Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls

    *confetti, rice/bird seed, noisemakers*

  3. 3
    Paul K

    This makes me happy in so many ways!

    I lived in Minneapolis for a long time, and this is not something a cop there would have predicted in their wildest speculation a few decades ago. That’s one of the reasons this makes me happy!

  4. 4
    changerofbits

    Yay!

  5. 5
    John Pieret

    Imagine … love counts!

  6. 6
    cicely

    :) :) :)
    -

  7. 7
    Dick the Damned

    It sure is progress.

  8. 8
    Alexandra (née Audley)

    So sweet!

    NO I’M NOT CRYING THERE’S JUST SOME DUST IN MY EYE. JESUS.

  9. 9
    Louis

    RESULT! Congratulations ladies. And indeed to everyone in those bits of the USA where love is what matters when it comes to marriage.

    Louis

  10. 10
    marcus

    Love wins again! Yay!

  11. 11
    moarscienceplz

    OMG! Pat Robertson was right! If even the Police Chief is gay, who is left to roust the homosexuals out of the gay bars to stop them from their wicked habits of enjoying their lives? Soon, the gays will take over even the ranks of the self-regarding and self-appointed Christian TV blowhards and then we’ll have nobody left to castigate homosexuals for daring to join the ranks of full citizens! The horror!!!!

  12. 12
    Kevin, 友好火猫 (Friendly Fire Cat)

    Congratulations to the happy couple!!!

  13. 13
    bcmystery

    This past weekend, my friends Janet and Diane celebrated their marriage at their home in Oregon. The celebrant ended the ceremony with, “By the power not currently granted to me by the state of Oregon, I declare you loving spouses.”

    The legal marriage will take place tomorrow in the state of Washington. Hopefully, we can fix this in Oregon next year.

  14. 14
    Menyambal

    Minnesota nice wins out over Midwestern conservatism.

    Congratulations to the happy couple, the good people of Minneapolis, and the good people of Minnesota.

  15. 15
    Jadehawk

    awww! :-D

    - – - –
    Minnesota has legalized gay marriage.
    North Dakota only just (well, 6 years ago) managed to decriminalize cohabitation.

    I’m still waiting for that rift in the time-space continuum to open up along the Red River

  16. 16
    David Marjanović

    NO I’M NOT CRYING THERE’S JUST SOME DUST IN MY EYE. JESUS.

    :-D

    North Dakota only just (well, 6 years ago) managed to decriminalize cohabitation.

    o_O

    I’m still waiting for that rift in the time-space continuum to open up along the Red River

    WHAT DO WE WANT?

    TIME TRAVEL

    WHEN DO WE WANT IT?

    THAT’S IRRELEVANT

    (I forgot the source.)

  17. 17
    magistramarla

    Those two ladies are truly lovely!

    Is there a massive clean-up going on in the streets of Minneapolis from all of the conservative heads that exploded?

  18. 18
    Akira MacKenzie

    Mabel tov! :)

  19. 19
    Akira MacKenzie

    Gah! Curse you iOS autocorrect! CURSE YOOOOOOOU!!!

  20. 20
    Daz: Experiencing A Slight Gravitas Shortfall

    The only word which fits: Congratulations!

    @ David Marjanović, that scans very much like the kind of thing Robin Ince would come up with.

  21. 21
    Trebuchet

    I’m sure that God, in a rage, will quickly send a giant lightning bolt, earthquake, and catastrophic flood to strike down the sinners of Minneapolis. Of course, it’ll most like hit someplace in Texas.

  22. 22
    twas brillig (stevem)

    re #11 (moarscienceplz):

    OMG! Pat Robertson was right! [...]

    Perfect example of how legalizing gay marriage ruins marriage for everyone. Two fewer ladeez for MENZ to marry and have the babeez! The gayz are stealing our womenz! [/Pat]

    [me again] Congratulations to both the women in the OP pic. May your partnership be as happy as the one I’ve experienced. And congratulations Minneapolis (and Minnesota) for recognizing that love is important, not the genders of the two in love. Thank you for stopping to refuse reality exists.

  23. 23
    ludicrous

    Born there over by Riverside Ave, why did I ever leave? Oh wait outside Coke machines have to have heaters in them so the Coke doesn’t freeze up…that’s why.

  24. 24
    moarscienceplz

    Perfect example of how legalizing gay marriage ruins marriage for everyone. Two fewer ladeez for MENZ to marry and have the babeez! The gayz are stealing our womenz!

    Yes, exactly! (But I’m still hoping Ellen Degeneres will decide she like driving on both sides of the road.)
    /kidding

  25. 25
    aziraphale

    Progress on more than one front. Police chiefs never looked like that when I was growing up.

  26. 26
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    I expect she makes for a more community-friendly, law-abiding, sensible cop and police chief. We need more of that. And more happy married partners!

  27. 27
    Victorious Parasol

    Marriage equality gives me so many opportunities to get sniffly about radiant newlyweds.

    Congratulations and many decades of happiness to them.

  28. 28
    Azuma Hazuki

    I am fangirling all over this now :) Congratulations to the two, and let’s hope they have a long and happy life together!

  29. 29
    Lofty

    Lovely!

  30. 30
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    I’m mildly surprised police officers don’t have “dress occasion” uniforms like military servicecritters.

  31. 31
    Al Dente

    Congratulations Janeé and Holly. May you have many joyous years together.

  32. 32
    Usernames are smart

    Out.
    Standing!

  33. 33
    Naked Bunny with a Whip

    Cool.

  34. 34
    Naked Bunny with a Whip

    I’m sure that God, in a rage, will quickly send a giant lightning bolt, earthquake, and catastrophic flood

    My bet is on several months of freezing weather. That’ll show ‘em!

  35. 35
    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    *happy dance*

  36. 36
    frankb

    Lovely couple. Janee’s dress looks awesome, color blocking I believe. Too bad I can’t see more of Holly’s dress.

  37. 37
    DonDueed

    You know, cops these days just ain’t what they used to be.

    Thank dog!

  38. 38
    ck

    My bet is on several months of freezing weather.

    Any maybe a blizzard or three. Not to mention spring flooding. Minnesota won’t stand a chance, and surely will be forced to revoke gay marriage due to the wrath of the patron deity.

    They make a nice couple, though. Although I get the impression that the woman on the left is less than enthusiastic about being in the photo. I’ve seen that expression before on some of my photo-shy family members who’ve been coerced into pictures they didn’t want to be in.

  39. 39
    Merlin

    I wish Wisconsin were so enlightened.

  40. 40
    Merlin

    *Wisconsinites
    Sorry for the typo.

  41. 41
    Tony! The Fucking Queer Shoop!

    Awww, this is awesome.
    Progress. It smells good.

  42. 42
    anuran

    In context: The first female police chief in the United States, Portland’s Penny Harrington, was appointed in 1985.

  43. 43
    Thumper: Who Presents Boxes Which Are Not Opened

    Yay! :D

    ‘Grats to Janee and Holly :)

    @Jadehawk

    North Dakota only just (well, 6 years ago) managed to decriminalize cohabitation.

    … are you serious? How did they even enforce that? How could they prove that two men who lived together were lovers? Or was it just illegal to house-share with someone one of the same sex? X-/ And 6 years ago!?! As in 2007?

    @David marjanovic

    WHAT DO WE WANT?

    TIME TRAVEL

    WHEN DO WE WANT IT?

    THAT’S IRRELEVANT

    :D PMSL

  44. 44
    Moggie

    aziraphale:

    Progress on more than one front. Police chiefs never looked like that when I was growing up.

    Indeed: apparently, she’s part Ojibwe. I’m guessing that people of Native American background aren’t too common among police chiefs.

  45. 45
    DLC

    May they live happily ever after. Or, as that’s as unrealistic as me getting married, may their life together have more good parts than bad, and may they spend all the best times together.
    I raise my coffee cup in a toast.
    [__]D

    Now for the other states.

  46. 46
    besomyka

    I feel like I’ve snorted jalapeno powder trying not to cry here.

  47. 47
    Sili

    Jan?

    No wonder she’s armed.

    (Grats, though.)

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