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The Insitution of Marriage Is Like a Country Club That Doesn’t Let Blacks or Jews Join

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Sarah Silverman just drew cheers from a slew of gay Americans — and, perhaps, some uncomfortable squirming from heterosexual newlyweds planning their spring weddings. Because the comic has highlighted what this nation’s draconian marriage laws have created: an exclusive club for a certain class of people, from which others are barred.

“Why would you get married right now?,” says Silverman. “If you’re for equal rights, why would you get married right now? It’s like joining a country club that doesn’t allow blacks or Jews. There’s no difference Why would I join that club? It’s gross.” Which, notes Joy Behar, is a “perfect excuse” for anyone who doesn’t want to walk down the aisle. Heh. Stop avoiding eye contact, you guilty ones!