The Littlest Meap


Posted by: meaplet on: May 15, 2008

Quick update to be thrilled as can be about the end to the ban on gay marriage in California.

Supreme Court, I give you the thumbs up.

Now, to find a nice girl to marry…

On a linguistic note, I’ve been mildly irked all day by the one-man-one-woman quotation that everybody in the universe has been using to point out that some people still don’t like the gays:

β€œThe government should promote and encourage strong families,” said Glen Lavy of the Alliance Defense Fund. β€œThe voters realize that defining marriage as one man and one woman is important because the government should not, by design, deny a child both a mother and father.”

It took me upwards of five readings of that statement to get the intended reading. I just kept thinking that “denying a child of both a mother and a father” meant that they could have neither, rather than that they couldn’t have the matched set. Definitely would have used an “or” there.