How the word got there, though, was the result trying to come up with something other than "husband" or "wife" when they couldn't be legally married.
And, "partner" is nowhere near as annoying as "significant other". Who the hell came up with that one. I laugh about that one to this day.
compelling interest" in violating your right to privacy and sticking it's noes in your relationships in the first place.
If you don't want to do the job, that's fine, the State can just annul/divorce you.
Last edited by Jerry; 02-08-11 at 05:53 PM.