From a reader:Yes, two unrelated adults marrying is *just* like marrying your mommy, or a dog, or a goat, or your sister. I mean, if we let a gay couple in New Jersey who have been together for 35 years, who have children and grandchildren, if we allow them to marry how is that different than letting a man marry his mother?
I am reading the NJ decision. So far, I think I want to marry my mother. Seriously. Our relationship could not be more committed, and I want her to enjoy my health care insurance. The legislature doesn't have to call it "marriage." They can call it "Mommiage."
The fact that they use health insurance as an example brings up another point-- people *should* be able to allow family members to get on their health insurance. It is only because our health insurance system is so broken that some of us who have it-- only because we have jobs-- cannot share it with family members who depend upon us.