One Day in the Life of Ivana Denisovich-Gallagher

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes the Gulag:

If this ruling [in Perry v. Schwarzenegger] is upheld, millions of Americans will face for the first time a legal system that is committed to the view that our deeply held moral views on sex and marriage are unacceptable in the public square, the fruit of bigotry that should be discredited, stigmatized and repressed. Parents will find that, almost Soviet-style, their own children will be re-educated using their own tax dollars to disrespect their parents’ views and values.

I can see it now, this post-Perry world, a land of:

hunger and frostbite, the lonely, disregarded deaths, the sadism and exploitation, the mothers snatched on the street without so much as a final goodbye to their families, the orphaned children dying of cold and starvation and neglect, the fear and mistrust felt between those who were randomly spared and those who were almost as randomly seized.

Be of good cheer, though, for it will only be almost this bad.