Saturday, November 11, 2006

The end of marriage? (Gay)Excluding gay couples ultimately works to ensure that marriage as an institution declines.
By JULIE ENSZERFriday, November 10, 2006

THE MILESTONE COURT decision from New Jersey paves the way for another state to recognize gay and lesbian relationships. The decision hinges on the effect of naming — do we call it marriage or not? — but still requires that the state extend all the rights and benefits to gay and lesbian couples.
I spent the better part of the next day telling my beloved that this doesn’t clear the way for us to move to Jersey. She laughed. We feel certain that the moment is coming for Maryland so we won’t have to move. I wonder, though, if what we are seeing right now is not the entry of gay and lesbian couples into the system of marriage, but the end of marriage as an institution completely?

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