What Santorum had in mind?

When Rick Santorum suggested gay marriage would lead to the legalization of bigamy, polygamy, incest, and adultery, he was roundly criticized. But what about marrying ex-mother-inlaws? I am happy to report that Scottish jurists have addressed this eventuality;

Her ex-husband proposed last year to her mother but the wedding in March at the register office in Arbroath, Angus, was stopped because Scots law rules that a man may not marry his former wife’s mother if his ex-wife is still alive.

…And I presume offing your ex-wife is also frowned upon. I find this curious. I wonder whether wedding ex-father-inlaws is also beyond the pale, or if this is fine.

Here’s what I say: if two or more adults want to be married, let them. It seems bizarre to me that corporations are easier to create than marriages. And I wish my candidate of choice, Dr. Dean, would back this position, though I am happy he is willing to at least protect some of the rights of gay couples.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted 9/19/2003 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    What a peculiar law! I wonder what scandal made the Scottish lawmakers even think of having such a law?

  2. Posted 9/23/2003 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Hey, totally awesome that you got the UBLogs to ping!

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