pat macpherson


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Marriage Equality and Databases

“Well, that started as a stream of consciousness about equal parts nuptial rights and Structured Query Language and finished up moving into graph theory, something I, for one, did not see coming.”

The recent Supreme Court decision in the US has brought to light an unexpected opponent to marriage equality - database administrators.

Dubbed the Y2Gay bug, government departments across the America have been rushing to deploy software patches to correct their now incorrect assumptions about marriage

Assumptions are often blind spots - we don’t realise their existence until they cause us pain.

If you feel like questioning your assumptions, read through the following articles-