Yesterday's capitol blogging attacted an interesting comment. A youngish man in jeans and sportcoat passed by while I was standing in front of the House with the new shower curtain, "Marriage is one of the basic civil rights of man." As he passed, he looked directly at me and had a kind of smirky expression on his face. I wasn't sure if he was flirting or dissing. Anyway, he wandered back later to tell me he thought the problem was that the government should not be involved in marriage at all. He said that when people get a divorce, they go to court and don't have to present any evidence for their case in order to get the divorce they want. "It's crazy," he said, "and that's why government should get out of marriage." Ok, then.