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Saturday, August 26, 2006

A desperate, urgent need to get married

How desperate and urgent can it get? Arun Verma points me, via email, to a piece about how "the Las Vegas marriage bureau plans to close its all-night counter." It plans to move into "a new 8 a.m.-to-midnight schedule." It seems that many people are upset about this, though I can't figure out why. If you decide to get married at 1 am, is it really so hard to wait seven hours?

When it comes to sex, of course, that is biological, and when two people are hot and horny it's hard to wait. But marriage surely is not driven by hormones that brook no delay. I'd love it if people had the choice to get married whenever they please, but perhaps it isn't a bad thing if the hours when humans tend to be most intoxicated -- on alcohol, not just love -- are out of bounds. Remember Britney and Jason?
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