So, Teddy’s making fun of Andy Pugno, Courageous Defender Of Marriage, for comparing his client to prison, but I think APCDOM has a perfectly valid point.
Consider the overwhelming linguistic evidence: Wives are often referred to as “the old ball and chain”; the Spanish word for “wife” is the same as the word for “handcuffs”; and the time-honored tradition of the bachelor party is often viewed as a celebration of a man’s last day of freedom.
Not only that, but the structural similarities are quite remarkable! Both marriage and prison are hierarchical, impregnable institutions that protect society from devolving into sheer animal chaos, and fundamentalists don’t want to see gay people in either one of them.
Well, okay, no analogy’s perfect…
(Wait, what does “impregnable” mean again?)