We lost another great writer and thinker today. CNN seems to be updating their story on his death by the minute. There’s no controversy, but from the first version or two you’d think the only thing the man had ever done of note was co-write the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey.
I know that he came up with more than just the idea of communications satellites, but at this very moment I can’t remember his other non-fiction contributions to the world. I’m sad, but 90 years is a good, long run.
I heard a rumor about this earlier today but couldn’t find confirmation. Now, though, it’s on CNN and most of the other major news sites: Gary Gygax, Dungeons & Dragons creator, dies. The Wired article is slightly different from the AP story everybody else is running.
Ok — if heterosexual marriage is so sacred because it takes a man and a woman to procreate, those het couples had best be proving that’s why they’re married, right?
Or at least, that’s the logic behind a ballot measure proposed in Washington state.
Proponents of same-sex marriage have introduced a ballot measure that would require heterosexual couples to have a child within three years or have their marriages annulled.
The Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance acknowledged on its Web site that the initiative was “absurd” but hoped the idea prompts “discussion about the many misguided assumptions” underlying a state Supreme Court ruling that upheld a ban on same-sex marriage.
The measure would require couples to prove they can have children to get a marriage license. Couples who do not have children within three years could have their marriages annulled.
Note: Quotes are from the CNN article that was at http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/05/gay.marriage.ap/index.html, but has gone 404. See Initiative ties marriage, procreation for further information on ballot initiative 957.