August 28, 2009

Sanctity of traditional marriage update

Garrido, 58, and his wife were arrested Wednesday in the 1991 abduction of Jaycee Lee Dugard and are suspected of holding her captive in the backyard of their Antioch home ever since. Garrido is believed to have fathered two daughters with Dugard, who is now 29. The girls are 11 and 15.
These people could still get married even after they kidnapped, raped, and held an 11-year-old girl hostage for 18 years. But in Wisconsin we don't let people get married who never kidnapped, raped, and held an 11-year-old girl hostage for 18 years, nor will they ever kidnap, rape, and hold hostage an 11-year-old girl for 18 years.

That is, horrible people may enter the mystical bonds of matrimony, with the government's blessing, but two good people may not get married. And some folks believe the latter shouldn't even be allowed the minimal legal protections and rights of a "domestic partnership."

Including Wisconsin's Republican* attorney general, J.B. Van Hollen, who claims it's a matter of constitutional interpretation, but has yet to explain that much to anyone's satisfaction, other than his own.

And, ironically, Phillip Garrido was apprehended while he was out distributing religious literature. Religion worked for him, I guess.

* True, it goes without saying.


Clutch said...

Well, Garrido and wife are just accidentally icky, on top of their basic heterosexual normal goodness. The people you're talking about are, like, inherently icky. You see the distinction, surely.

Display Name said...

And God talked to him via a box, just like Moses.

Lisa said...

It is a miracle that she is alive. I pray that she can recover from this ordeal.