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Re: The Price of Being Nice


I read just a little further in the Connecticut court’s opinion and see a reference to the “constitutional rights of gay persons who wish to marry a person of the same sex.”  So did the court just give a green light to same-sex marriage only between “gay persons”?  No Chuck and Larry?  Will Connecticut authorities inquire into the sexual orientation of same-sex applicants for marriage licenses?  How will they determine the truth?  And will they get equally curious about opposite-sex couples?

None of these is a serious question, but that’s because the opinion isn’t either.  To coin a phrase, it is deadly silly.


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