Tuesday, February 17, 2004

CNN.com - More gays, lesbians marry on eve of court hearing - Feb. 17, 2004: "By noon Monday, 140 couples -- nearly all of them gays or lesbians -- had married at City Hall, and a city worker vowed that the day's total would rise to 650 before the weddings stop at 8 p.m. "

Wow. I thought 50 was too many and would create an undesired backlash. 650 is another matter entirely. I wish there was some sort of statistic regarding the age of the newlyweds and the duration of relationships prior to the marriages. I find it hard to believe that all of these 650 are long-term devoted relationships, and that more than a few aren't "ooh look, let's be protesters and get hitched" marriages. If that's the case, this isn't going to help the "we're as legit as staright couples" argument a bit. Here comes the backlash...

UPDATE: Beth has coined a new phrase to describe the gay rights crowd, or any other group in politics, who is uncompromising and spits upon anyone else who does compromise: "it's like political middle school hell."

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