Sasha Volokh (currently on leave from the Conspiracy while clerking for Ninth Circuit judge Alex Kozinski) married libertarian blogger Hanah Metchis on Friday. Mrs. Volokh now is slogging through the legal process of changing her name. Particular congratulations to the couple for having gotten a wedding knocked out in less than six months.
UPDATE: The terrific speed with which this was pulled off is explained here. The Volokh-Metchis wedding of full pomp, ceremony and currently-on-order dress will happen next June. Friday was the "legal aspect of the marriage, done ahead of time because it will save us significant amounts of money on both taxes and health care coverage."
Is this becoming a trend? A friend who's at UT Law did the same -- had a quickie marriage (in Vegas) before the full-out ceremony -- so his wife could get in-state status as quickly as possible. Perhaps the frequent recitation of the benefits of marriage that are being denied to same sex couples has convinced opposite-sex couples that they had better start enjoying them more promptly.