May 20, 2004

Gay [and Open] Marriage

Dan Flynn makes a couple great points about gay marriage.

How do gays consummate their marriages?

Without consummation, a marriage isn't considered complete. It can be declared invalid and annulled.


One need only look so far as the first homosexual couple to tie the knot in Provincetown to see this latter oxymoronic form of marriage in action.

Insightful. Read it, and then peruse the rest of Flynn Files. Good stuff.

Posted by doug at May 20, 2004 08:50 PM | TrackBack

i like this insight, about the reaction to mitt romney's request that state laws are followed:

The big news today is the Governor's request to review the marriage applications from the cities, Worcester, Provincetown, Somerville and Northampton. The reason? They are reportedly processing marriage licenses for out-of-state residents in contravention of the decades-old statute that says a marriage that would be void for out-of-staters if entered into in the state they reside is void if entered into here. Since no other jurisdiction in the United States recognizes gay marriage, then gay marriages involving anyone who does not intend to reside in Massachusetts are void here.

The Governor is seeking to enforce the law. Arline Isaacson, with typical understatement, calls this a "witch hunt." But why is that the rule of law only applies when it favors whatever assertions self-identified sexual minorities make?


Posted by: travis at May 21, 2004 11:17 AM

I've always thought a basis for nullification of a marriage was the fact that it wasn't consummated. If that's true, how could two people get married when the nature of their relationship inherently meets the criteria for nullification?

Does this make any sense to anybody?

Posted by: Mike at May 23, 2004 05:42 AM