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Response to Geronimoe (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 03:06 PM

28. I don't think middle ground is inconceivable.

 

I've been wondering -- what happens when she goes on vacation? Are people completely unable to get marriage licenses? If there's some provision for a substitute, it could be used here.

For example, if in her absence the Mayor or the Deputy Clerk or some such person can issue a license, then a practical accommodation is possible. When a same-sex couple comes in, she uses .1 hours of her vacation time and someone else issues them the license. She's still being an idiot, but the applicants get the license they're entitled to, with no waiting, and she gets to keep her job.

I'm sure she wouldn't agree to that. She's better off, as Dan Savage as written, setting herself up as a martyr, with all the bigot money that will flow to her as a result.

A lot of marriage equality advocates might also be upset by this middle ground. They needn't worry that it might happen, though. She's in martyr mode.

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