The Uncivil Servant: The Dark Side of Gay Marriage

July 6, 2015

by Mitchell Abidor

BUT THERE IS A DARK SIDE to gay marriage.

Our friend Dan was visiting from St. Louis, a city in a state where he thought he’d never live to see the possibility that he could wed. And now it’s law. A law that brought two sad truths home to him.

He wondered: “So am I a spinster now?”

And he lamented: “Well, now I guess marriage is just one more thing I’ve failed at.”


Mitchell Abidor, our contributing writer, is the recipient of a Hemingway Grant from the French Ministry of Culture for his translation of Emmanual Bove’s A Raskolnikoff. His latest book is Anarchists Never Surrender, an anthology of anarchist writings by Victor Serge.