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Opening Arguments

Oscar and Felix play house

Can two straight men find happiness in a same-sex marriage? I'm not sure what to make of the story, but I suspect both proponents and opponents of gay marriage should be careful about using it to prove anything. People have always gotten married for a variety of reasons, not all of them in the "I've found my eternal, true love" column. If some state passed a law approving of marriage between a man and a guppy, someone would end up doing it for the tax advantage. As an aside, it's worth remembering that marriage is both a government contract and a religious ceremony. While people are paying so much attention to the government side, more and more churches are taking up the question, Evangelical Lutherans being the latest. If a critical mass of religious groups switch sides, government recognition will follow.