Valentine’s Day Protests

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Like they do every Valentine’s Day, gay couples attempted to apply for marriage licenses at city and town halls all over the U.S. They have more reason to want to get hitched this year since we now know that, like broccoli and listening to Yo-Yo Ma, gay marriage is good for you.

But, as they do each year, each couple is denied. Still the idea is to make a stink about how important marriage is to everyone, including same-sex couples.

Unsurprisingly, not everyone things it’s important. Says Brian Brown of the Family Institute of Connecticut (key anti-gay word: family):

“Marriage is some definite thing and what marriage is the union of one man and one woman.”

Given today’s festivities and all, we think that’s an awfully unromantic way of thinking.

Gay Couples Seek Conn. Marriage Licenses [Newsday]