Semicolon a big deal

The Christian Science Monitor’s Ruth Walker discusses the Semicolon That Made Headlines last week:

Last week San Francisco Superior Court Judge James Warren, reviewing a petition by the Proposition 22 Legal Defense and Education Fund to have the court block the issuance of “gender neutral” marriage licenses, complained that the petition was badly drawn up; it used a semicolon where the word “or” was needed instead. He refused to issue the requested order. “I am not trying to be petty here, but it is a big deal… That semicolon is a big deal.”

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