Page 2 of 2 Previous

Continued: Withering Glance: Gay marriage, Minnesota style

  • Article by: RICK NELSON and CLAUDE PECK , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 17, 2013 - 1:23 PM

CP: What about the new pressure, both peer and parental, to tie the knot, now that it’s legal? Honestly, it’s enough to make me glad I’m a singleton. Or, as they say in the Broadway play “The Nance,” a “lifelong bachelor.”


RN: After 13 years of shacking up, and never thinking that the whole till-death-do-us-part thing was on the table, it’s actually quite lovely to be asked if we’re going to book a justice of the peace. That’s a pushiness I’m only too happy to encounter.


CP: I’m glad that in the Minnesota bill, the word “marriage” was retained, even if modified in a last-minute compromise as “civil marriage.”


RN: If only compromise would come to the lockout at Orchestra Hall, which, by the by, is shaping up to be a primo I-take-thee venue, thanks to its soon-to-open $50 million addition. It would be great to hear the house band play Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March.”


CP: Swell-egant. But if I get hitched before I keel over, I want to hire Robyn and tie the knot at the former bus station known as First Avenue.


RN: I hear she does a wicked “We’ve Only Just Begun” — although I’ve always pictured you as more of a “You Light Up My Life” kind of groom.



Twitter: @claudepeck and @RickNelsonStrib

  • related content

  • Amy Ruzick , right, kissed Christy Lillibridge on the Capitol steps during the signing of the same-sex marriage bill in St Paul on Tuesday.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions


Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters