Thursday, January 04, 2007
Massachusetts has decided to put gay marriage up for a vote. This worries me because right-wing fanatics are so much better at mobilizing their troops than left-wing fanatics.
They have pulpits from which to advance their cause. What do we have? Starbucks?
I can only hope that enough Massachusetts citizen have noticed that same-sex marriage didn't cause the world to end, didn't invalidate their own marriages, and didn't bring about Armageddon, plague or any other overt sign of God's wrath. Gay marriage is turning out to be...just marriage. Some marriages are good, some not so good...just like heterosexual marriages.
I think all these litmus tests will bode well for Illinois if they stand up in the eastern states. If gay marriage is struck down there, I predict that it won't be back for at least another 20 years.
Remember the ERA? Once the momentum is gone, it's tough to get it back. We need to win this one now, while it's still on the front burner.