The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Monday, January 05, 2004  

For Poorer [Perish the Thought]

The latest installment in the ongoing demonstration of the sanctity of marriage has been filed -- literally, and on both sides of the equation -- by pop star Britney Spears.

TV station KRNV (Reno, Nev.) reports, in a piece headlined at the station’s website, “Britney Spears Seeks Annulment After Quickie Las Vegas Wedding”:

Pop star Britney Spears married a childhood friend at a Las Vegas wedding chapel, but quickly arranged to have it annulled. . . .

The two arranged an annulment Saturday afternoon, just hours after the wedding, in the presence of several people, including a Las Vegas lawyer. Spears and Jason Allen Alexander, both 22, journeyed by limousine to the Little White Wedding Chapel on the Strip after a stop at the Ghostbar inside the Palms Casino Hotel.

In addition to “quickie,” Spears’s marriage has been described by various media outlets as “madcap,” “the gag that went too far,” and “a joke.”

Ah, the sanctity of marriage. It must be defended and protected from the likes of me.

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