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Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 22 17:57:30 UTC 2008

At 12:45 PM -0500 1/22/08, Wilson Gray wrote:
>Just heard on Judge Greg:
>"He can't be _too honest of a person_, your honor, if he was two years
>into his marriage before he told his wife he was bisexual."
>Judge (to plaintiff):
>"Aw, naw! You on the down low and didn't let your woman know till
>after you was married to her for two years?! You CAN'T be too honest!"
>-Wilson which the plaintiff no doubt responded "The preacher told us
when we got married that you can never be too honest with each other."


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