July 11, 2006


'Marriage' amendment OK'd for vote (Cheryl Wetzstein, July 11, 2006, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday upheld the legitimacy of a proposed constitutional amendment to end same-sex "marriage," saying "no error" was made in the measure's certification. [...]

The unanimous decision comes as Massachusetts lawmakers are scheduled to gather tomorrow for their first vote on the amendment. Fifty out of 200 lawmakers must approve the amendment in successive sessions for it to go before the voters, possibly in 2008.

Yesterday's ruling is a setback for homosexual rights groups, who hoped the high court would derail the effort by saying state Attorney General Tom Reilly incorrectly certified the amendment.

Russian Farmer Asks Putin’s Permission to Marry Cow (MosNews, 7/10/06)
A young Russian farmer from the small village in the Kemerovo region (South Siberia) has asked President Vladimir Putin to allow him to marry a cow, the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily reported Monday.

“All girls have left our small village and moved to the city, so I cannot find a woman to be with. But I see the solution to the problem. I love animals very much and want to ask you when it will be allowed in Russia, as it is in Holland, to marry domestic animals?” his question to Putin reads.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 11, 2006 9:56 AM

Kind of puts a new spin on the old line, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free", doesn't it?

Posted by: John at July 11, 2006 10:29 AM

If the guy in Washington state had only married that horse, his estate could have sued the horse and made some hay.

Putin has his chance to turn Russia into the Las Vegas of bestial weddings.

Posted by: pj at July 11, 2006 10:38 AM

On the cud-ing edge of societal evolution--or just an udder disgrace?

Posted by: Mike Morley at July 11, 2006 11:00 AM

And we thought there was no solution to the preponderance of males in China. They can marry the cows that are running around in India.

It's so great when a plan comes together!

Posted by: erp at July 11, 2006 11:25 AM