Saturday, May 22, 2010

Y2Gay: gay marriage from the database perspective

This is a quite interesting post which the author describes as a “stream of consciousness about equal parts nuptial rights and Structured Query Language”. The author is actually taking a serious look at how to redesign your database to accommodate gay (same sex) marriages, with quite a few amusing digressions. After outlining 14 detailed steps to follow for the transformation, the conclusion is that
Perhaps the simplest solution would be to ban marriage outright. Or, better yet, to declare everybody as married to everybody else. But then what would the database engineers do all day?
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