After I wrote this column a while back, a blogger whose site has since passed into the ether charged me with advancing a new argument against same-sex marriage: “It’s just too hard.” Well, actually no. It wasn’t a polemical piece; I was just pointing out some of the bureacratic hurdles and jockeying. But in California, the subject of my column today, some clerks actually do seem to think it’s too hard. Others are taking advantage of loopholes to avoid implementing a decision they oppose and which may be overturned in the fall.
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