Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The peculiar institution of marriage

The turmoil over gay marriage continues to roil the country.

I'm amused to no end by the recent move to require married couples to have children within three years or have their marriage annulled.

“For many years, social conservatives have claimed that marriage exists solely for the purpose of procreation ... The time has come for these conservatives to be dosed with their own medicine," said WA-DOMA organizer Gregory Gadow in a printed statement. “If same-sex couples should be barred from marriage because they can not have children together, it follows that all couples who cannot or will not have children together should equally be barred from marriage." |Link|

In other news, the Bellman is covering the Michigan legal battle to disenfranchise civil unions. I support gay marriage, but the people of Michigan have spoken... and the courts cannot deny the bigotry espoused by the ballot initiative that passed there.

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