Two dogs got married today at an "extravaganza" to benefit the Humane Society of New York. Baby Hope Diamond, the bride, walked ( or "was led") down the aisle in "canine couture," where her groom, Chilly Pasternak, a poodle from Richmond, Virginia, was waiting.

The wedding cost $158,000, giving Chilly and Baby Hope a Guinness World Record for most expensive pet wedding ever.

But let's get real: is this the end of marriage as we know it? Has the sacred institution been tarred forever? Were anti-gay marriage activists right when they said letting gay people marry was a slippery slope? Is it too late to make Rick Santorum president? What does Brad Pitt's mom think?

To find out more on the subject, I emailed the National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez, a favorite writer of mine who just so happens to be one of America's foremost experts at justifying bigotry. Somewhat surprisingly, she hasn't responded yet. I'll update when/if she does.

[photo via AP]