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Tuesday, February 24, 2004

The fight for the Inequal Rights Amendment begins

George Bush wants to see a twenty-eighth amendment added to the Constitution of the United States. That amendment will ban the recent continual display of men kissing each other on CNN, which Shrub described as "off-putting".

I think the example of how this is going to go can be found in the early part of the 20th century, in amendments eighteen and twenty-one:

Amendment XVIII: ...the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited. (1919)

Amendment XXI: Man, we must have been ripped! Were we drinking Harding's homebrew that night? It's lucky we didn't all go blind! (1933)
I suspect the same process is going to happen with gay marriage - there will be an amendment, but a generation from now, it'll be overturned, and the pair will remain in the constitution as another quirky embarrassment for a country that is constantly vascillating between modern democracy and Puritan enclave.

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