December 18, 2004

Your marriage is kaput!

The Talking Dog is a bit upset, and he has reason to be. Seems that the Social Security Administration is refusing to accept marriage certificates from New Paltz, NY as proof of wedded bliss. You remember that New Paltz was the upstate NY town which permitted gay marriages to take place there last summer.

It just so happens that Mrs. TD and I were married some thirteen years ago... in... New Paltz... New York...

We're filing for our tax refunds immediately... We'll try to break the news to the Loquacious Pup gently...

After having lived through 9-11-01 from a block away, and its aftermath from a mile downwind, having my nation join the ranks of international pariah states, and now having my marriage unceremoniously annulled, I'm sure you all understand why I am simply not amused by the clowns in charge of our government since 21 January 2001.

Indeed, I am angry. VERY angry. Very angry, indeed.

If you go back to the linked story in his post, you learn that the SSA has done the same thing to San Francisco since its spate of gay marriages last year. Since this policy has an impact on straight marriages as well, this seems a little overwrought, even for the unenlightened idiots in the Bush Administration.

Posted by Linkmeister at December 18, 2004 12:01 AM

What can I say?
I'm just shaking my head... ;^[

Posted by: Toxiclabrat at December 17, 2004 11:48 PM

Collective punishment is very trendy these days.

Posted by: Kate at December 20, 2004 10:35 AM

There's lots of room here in Canada...

Posted by: deborah at December 20, 2004 03:37 PM