Curtis Folts and Phillip Dorst are a historical couple. They are the first two males to exchange marriage vows in Roswell,NM. Tess Townsend, of the Roswell Daily Record, was either misinformed or misinforming when she reported that the husbands have cohabitated for the last 5 years.
Their picture in the newspaper, at what appears to be the lounge of the La Quinta Inn, lists Curtis and Phillip Folts as the newly weds. This , at least heterosexually, indicates that Phillip is the wife and Curtis is the husband since Phillip’s maiden name is Dorst.
The homosexual couple tied the knot for the same reason marriage reluctant heterosexual couples say the nuptials. They can use the benefits enjoyed by legally married couples. More power to them and congratulations, but in a town full of bigots and rednecks they should be alert and on guard.
Also Tess Townsend is to be commended for her funny, but marginally tacky , headline Meet the Foltses. I presume she is trying to piggy back on the well known comedy Meet the Fockers.
Finally, I was surprised that Chief Deputy Clerk Jeff Ortega hinted that the county clerk’s office has staffers that oppose same-sex unions. Ortega did state that despite the opposition to gay marriage by some, their job requires strict adherence to the law which now declares gay unions are legal.