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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.

 

E-mail: witheringglance@startribune.com

Twitter: @claudepeck and @RickNelsonStrib

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