Thursday, May 22, 2008

Re: Monday's post on gay marriage

Tribune columnist Eric Zorn apparently agrees with my modest proposal to get the State out of the marriage business.

Thanks to Beach Bum for pointing this one out.


Jean-Luc Picard said...

It's not something that should be politicised.

Mimi Lenox said...

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Sarge Charlie said...

Hi Mr Crumudgeon

On this Memorial Day remember my friends who died for your freedom.

Dear Lord, lest I continue in my complacent ways, help me to remember that someone died for me today. And if there be war, help me to remember to ask and to answer “am I worth dying for?”~

Eleanor Roosevelt

landgirl said...

Hi, Cur, I've been a bit behind reading so just got around to Monday's post. I like it very much and the common sense approach of getting the state out of marriage and other sacraments is a great idea. Huzzah.
Now just a niggly kinda question. In order to get a license one used to have to get a blood test to verify no veneral disease. Is that still the case? The idea being to protect the partner or innocent offspring of the marriage. Now does the state have a right to do this as part of the licenisng procedure? I kinda think they do, but I am willing to hear what others think.
So then if the state has this obligation as part of the licensing of domestic partnerships, which would include gay and lesbian unions, should the state require HIV tests, or STD tests or???
I am just curious to hear what you'all think of that.