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Wedding Bans: It’s now about gender; it’s about endurance.

David Chartrand

David Chartrand

Unlike my fellow Kansans, I am not worried about gay marriage. The only marriages that offend me are those that start with overdone weddings.

I am all in favor of a law, or even a constitution amendment, that makes it illegal to turn a standard wedding into an all-day affair —the ones where the bride and groom exchange vows they’ve written themselves while a five-piece orchestra plays most of the Bach repertoire.

Seventeen states have outlawed same-sex marriages.(see: http://bit.ly/M0CLmf). Yet no state has taken corrective action to deal with:

• Wedding ceremonies that last more than 60 minutes, start to finish. This is a ritual of commitment, not endurance. Jail terms are handed down in less time.

• Wedding services where someone sings Noel Paul Stookey’s “The Wedding Song” or anything by Kenny Rogers. Continue reading

Can you say ‘busy?’

 

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No…Terri and I aren’t getting married. In fact, we’ll be celebrating 36 years together on Nov. 11 (yep, we got married on Veterans Day so it’s easy to remember). But youngest daughter Jessica IS getting married this week and it’s going to be a busy, busy week.

Soooooooo…posts on ViewFromTheMidwest.com will be few and far between until the wedding festivities have ended and life returns to normal.

Until then, keep those cards and letters coming in, folks. We love hearin’ from ya!

 

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