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NCIS Election Day drabble: "Not So Civil"

Title: Not So Civil
Fandom, Character: NCIS, Ziva David
Rating: G
Dedicated to: malnpudl and other Californians voting No on Proposition 8 today
Length: 100 words

There’s an old joke: ‘How do you get married in Israel? First, fly to Cyprus…’

There are no civil marriages in Israel, and the Orthodox rules are so restrictive that many fly abroad to marry. Reform Jews to Cyprus. Inter-faith couples to America. Gays to Canada. Every foreign marriage is respected under Israeli law. It’s a practical, if somewhat absurd, compromise between Jewish Law and the needs of the community.

Watching Gibbs crumple a newspaper showing Californians voting to determine if the homosexuals who had married there should have their marriages dissolved, Ziva thought perhaps the Israeli way was better.

Comments

( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
malnpudl
Nov. 4th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
I already commented on this elsewhere, but I have to say it again.

This is concise and perfect, a bullseye shot.

And you rock. \o/
keerawa
Nov. 5th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
Thanks, mal! I've never written NCIS before, but I knew you loved the show. I like this version best, I think.
sharp2799
Nov. 5th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
Excellent!
keerawa
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
Thank you, sharp!
love_jackianto
Nov. 5th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
Nicely done.
keerawa
Nov. 6th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
Thank you love_jackianto!
adafrog
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
Wonderful.
keerawa
Nov. 6th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
Thank you for reading, adafrog.
tygermama
Nov. 5th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
*cuddles fic*
keerawa
Nov. 6th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
*smiles* Thanks, tygermama!
maquisleader
Dec. 7th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
This was great! And it really points out the absurdity. Good job and thanks for sharing!
keerawa
Dec. 15th, 2008 07:44 am (UTC)
Thank you, maquisleader! Ziva is an interesting POV to write from.
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