Sunday, 3 February 2013

Refactoring marriage

Relationship between marriage and civil partnership
This Tuesday the House of Commons will be voting for the past or the future, and whilst I hope for the latter I wondered on the possibilities with our current imperfect arrangements. I confess to some trouble in deciding which derived from the other, in a software rather than historical sense. All this argument over labels drives one to distraction; an object is defined by its attributes, not by a name; and therein lay one possible solution.


  1. 'By it's attributes'. Mmmm ... You'll need more than one word then...
    Lovebind? Bedrock? Wedlock? Childmind? Hopedeath? Nagspell? Lovesend? Pre-ex? Sparage? Oops, is my petty-coat showing?