DEAR MISS MANNERS: What do you get two conservative Christian Republican men who have sprung out of the closet and announced they are getting married?
I’m really confused. But as I have social and business ties with them, I must attend and not offend.
GENTLE READER: Was offending them otherwise your plan?
Your confusion as to this couple’s union seems highly irrelevant in selecting a present for them. (And certainly, you do not really need Miss Manners to explain to you how any two people could possibly fall in love and get married.)
If you have social and business ties to them, then you probably know something about their tastes. If you do not, then ask someone who does.
But please do not create a theme (like “How could this happen?!”) where none is warranted. This would hardly be the first couple whose guests wondered at the suitability of their match -- but under no circumstance is it anybody else’s business.