The Missed Connections Of The Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Week

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Love was in the air this week as the Supreme Court took up the issue of gay marriage. But as justices heard arguments dealing with couples who have already found the loves of their lives, not everyone was so lucky.

Some court watchers were apparently stung by Cupid’s arrow and were too timid to make their move. As a result, they turned to the Missed Connections section of Craigslist in an effort to reconnect with the people who caught their eye as lawyers argued over California’s gay marriage ban and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

TPM scoured Craigslist and found several hopeful romantics who missed their match on the courthouse steps, in the subways of Washington, D.C. and even at a notorious New York sex party:Outside Supreme Court 3/26 – w4m (Since Deleted)

Standing in front of the Supreme Court this afternoon. I was wearing a grey and red patagonia sweatshirt, you were a Capitol Police Office [sic] with a green/hazel eyes standing just off the curb making sure no one crossed into traffic … I lingered for a while and made eye contact but lost the courage to say hi. Would love to get a drink or some coffee sometime!

DOMA Conversation on Metro – m4m – 27 (Metro)

We chatted briefly on the metro about the Supreme Court cases this morning about 10 am. You were headed to check out that area and I was headed to Navy Yard. Would like to continue the conversation. I gave you my name but didn’t catch yours. Hit me up.

Eric and husband at Black Party – m4m – 32 (Midtown West)

Eric and your husband (sorry I don’t remember your name too!), you were wearing matching red and blue “wedding harnesses.” we talked forever (a lot about Prop 8 and DOMA) and you guys seemed very cool. Let’s keep in touch!

DOMA Supreme Court – cute tie – m4m – 27 (Supreme Court)

You were at DOMA today– i think you were press, and got the sense you were straight, but you had a cool tie (it had pandas on it). Thought you were cute and figured if you see this post, you maybe play for our team. If not, at least I can say I tried ;). Tell me what color your bag was so i know it’s you.

Prop 8 and DOMA – m4m – 23 (SCOTUS)

We met the other day (Sunday I think) and we talked at my job for a while, but then I had to take a phone call. We found each other at SCOTUS yesterday and today. We talked for a little bit. You’re a really friendly guy. If you think this is you, tell me what the front of your shirt said today so I know it’s you. I would love to hang out 🙂

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