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01/19/2011

'Strengthening Marriage' Through the Ages: Before 'activist judges' came opportunistic taxi drivers

by Jeremy Hooper

These days in Maryland, both local and national advocacy groups like to toss around the phrase "strengthen marriage" as code word for "ban gays from civil marriage equality." But eighty-nine years ago, it was a whole other fear gripping locals. Namely: The fear of back room deals between certain pastors and cab drivers:

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Of course here today, we also await a lively nuptial conversation in the most phonetically-'Mary'-friendly of all our fifty states, perhaps as soon as this spring. But the vows in question have changed. As have the vowels in the form of "fare" that's up for discussion.

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