There is a character who appears frequently on a TV commercial. He's the smarmy old guy who consoles the attractive but lonely damsel. She has had such bad luck finding a decent man. Sigh. If only she would join his dating site she could find Mr. Right. I couldn't help think of that commercial after seeing this quote in a blog:
Marriage responds to the universal fear that a lonely person might call out only to find no one there.
That wasn't a dating club commercial. That was Anthony Kennedy in the gay marriage case (Obergefell v. Hodges). Who knew the constitution covered that? Our founding fathers have probably spun over in their graves so many times they've drilled horizontal wells into the next county.
In any event, Kennedy's judicial assessment of the lovelorn is a rather remarkable observation, especially now that marriage rates seem to be declining and out of wedlock births seem to be increasing.
Maybe he should start a Dear Anthony advice column to stave off the next big movement: an onslaught of gay divorces.
Meanwhile, how about those of us who wake up in the night, don't want to cuddle, don't call out, just want to go back to sleep, but can't? Got anything for us, Doc Kennedy?
P.S. I don't mean to be to tough on the whole issue. There must be millions of people out there whose lives are hollow without the right to marry someone of the same sex. Now, as a famous guy keeps telling us about another issue, it's the law of the land. Besides, it's a universal truth that when that old love bug bites, there's just nothing you can do about it.