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10/31/2011

72 days

by Jeremy Hooper

Kim Kardashian's wedding was so special, America was told, that it merited a two-part television special. The E! network even went so far as to label it a "fairytale wedding" on par with Kate and William's royal nuptials.

Today Kim and husband Kris Humphries announced that they are divorcing after 72 days. Which is fine, whatever. I have no interest in judging anyone's marriage or its dissolution.

However, the next time Maggie Gallagher gets in front of an audience and tells folks that GAY PEOPLE are the ones sending kids confusing messages about marriage, I hope she will consider the reality of this Halloween day. Because only about fifty or so children will see my husband and I tonight, and they will see us as a loving unit passing out candy to those costumed enough to deserve it. But millions upon millions will see endless media coverage of the quick dissolution of a product -- a commodity with marketing and press releases and ratings -- that adults spun to them as a "fairytale." Frankly, I know which cultural influence I'd rather explain to my kids.

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