Friday, December 21, 2007

The Sanctity of Marriage - Exhibit B

One of the reasons God's own warriors protect the sacred institution of marriage is to provide stable homes for kids. After all, a couple of homos clearly cannot provide the loving environment, or the positive, wholesome role model that children need. For that reason, they should not be allowed to marry.

Who is allowed to marry however? Well, Mr. Antonio Harris is. This fine, upstanding gentleman was allowed to marry his girlfriend of 11 years (who he already had 2 kids with). Unfortunately, however, he had to be married in a courtroom, because, well, he couldn't afford the $200,000 bail that was imposed on him due to charges of drug trafficking and possession of a weapon by a felon. If convicted, he faces 38 years.

Far from wearing a toilet paper dress however, Mr. Harris was sporting prison stripes and shackles.


Judge Allows Inmate to Marry in Court

Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:41 AM EST
Associated Press

CINCINNATI — One way or another, Antonio Harris faces a long hitch.

Harris, jailed as he awaits trial on drug and weapons charges, was allowed to get married Wednesday in the courtroom of Common Pleas Judge Steve Martin.

He was supposed to marry Aretha Thomas, 32, on Monday night at home. But that morning, his bail was increased to $200,000. Since Harris, 34, was unable to make bond, the couple got married in court.

Instead of a tux, the groom wore jail-issue black and white stripes, his wrists cuffed in front of him. The bride's ensemble was a polo shirt, jeans and tennis shoes. The newlyweds were allowed a brief kiss before Harris was returned to his cell.

"I know it's kind of unusual," Thomas said. "But that's everyday life. You never know what will happen."

The couple had been engaged 11 years and have two children. Martin said the fact that the couple has kids helped sway him to grant the request.

Harris was indicted on charges including trafficking in cocaine and marijuana, possession of both drugs and illegally having a weapon after a previous felony conviction. If convicted, he faces a 38-year sentence.

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