In tomorrow's Washington Post, commenter William Saletan notes the irony that —
- on the one hand, many gays and lesbians would love to get married to their partners, but can't;
- on the other hand, straight couples in several states can enter into "covenant marriages," which are more difficult to end by divorce, but fewer than 1% have chosen to do so.
Saletan suggests making covenant marriage available to same-sex couples:
Covenant marriage, in which spouses choose to make divorce more difficult, has become a forlorn maiden, a home without a constituency. Meanwhile, the same-sex marriage movement has become a frustrated suitor, a constituency without a home.
Let us bless them, that they may join as one flesh: gay covenant marriage.
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