Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 8 12:14:43 UTC 2014

WOTY nominee, Least Likely to Succeed category?

Just hours after a curt order from the United States Supreme Court on
Monday opened the door to same-sex marriages in 11 states, State
Representative Kraig Powell, a Republican opponent of same-sex
marriage, opened a bill file in the Utah legislature to revise
marriage statutes. He suggested rewriting the law to refer to same-sex
marriages as "pairages" -- an idea that one openly gay Utah lawmaker,
State Senator Jim Dabakis, dismissed as so discriminatory that it
represented "apartheid marriage."


Ben Zimmer

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