I Now Pronounce You Incorporated: A Novel Approach to Same-Sex Marriage

Melding legal principles does not always follow the “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!” “You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!” path. But humor us, here. In San Francisco, the plaintiffs have made their case in an attempt to overturn Proposition 8, which last year stripped same-sex couples of the right to marry. And, last week in Washington, D.C., the Supreme Court reaffirmed the counter-intuitive legal notion that money is speech and corporations are citizens.

You don't need to be a legal scholar to predict that this particular Supreme Court won't look favorably upon any case regarding same-sex marriage. But what if a same-sex couple used the Court's own logic, declared themselves “corporations” and then decided to merge and “incorporate”? Sure, it sounds ludicrous — but, then, so does declaring a citizen to be a corporation.

And, according to a handful of legal scholars we reached, it's not quite as far-fetched an idea as we initially thought it was.

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