Thursday, November 15, 2007

O'Connor v. Alzheimer's [07-1872]

Apparently Sandra Day O'Connor's marriage has a statute of limitations. Reality seems to have ruled in her husband's Alzheimer's favor. The disease has caused him to begin a romantic relationship with a fellow nursing home patient. Apparently, she respects the law of nature as well, and has accepted this development:

John O'Connor, 77, who has had Alzheimer's for 17 years, is having a romance with a woman named Kay, whom he met after moving into an assisted-living center. "Mom was thrilled that Dad was relaxed and happy and comfortable living here and wasn't complaining," Scott O'Connor told KPNX-TV of Phoenix. His parents have been married 54 years.
Damn these activist judges overturning precedent. I don't even want to imagine the implications this has for gay marriage...

[Newsday]

2 comments:

Charlotte said...

I saw this O'Connor story on TV. I really don't think it should be compared to gay marriage. Check out our trailer on the issue. It will shed some light on the struggle for gay civil rights. Produced to educate & defuse the controversy it has a way of opening closed minds & creates an interesting spin on the situation: www.OUTTAKEonline.com

Papa Narsh said...

Good Point, Charlotte. I was thinking that if we let someone with Alzheimer's cheat on his wife, that it might lead to two men marrying.

But I see your side. Agree to disagree