Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Plot devices and B-List movies

I recently saw a commercial for "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry." The premise is that the state challenges the domestic partnership of Chuck and Larry because they're not either gay or in love.

This didn't add up- since when was love required for marriage, civil unions, or domestic partnerships? Why is "domestic partnership" a euphemism for gay marriage? It's possible that two men live together in just that, a domestic partnership.

Looking this up, it seems that, in the state of California, love, or even being gay is a requirement for domestic partnership. I guess that's not a surprise. A quick look at craigslist can prove that marriage doesn't mean there's love or sex. Why should a domestic partnership mean the same?

(Yes, I know, it's just a plot device.)

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