I've thought for a while that I'm troubled to a certain extent by the ludicrous. I loved it when MA voted to keep an initiative to ban gay marriage off the ballot. I also realized that in some key ways gay marriages are just like straight ones.
But last week I went to a dear friend's marriage ceremony at City Hall in SF. It was quite beautiful to see him marry his long time partner. There were a group of about 25 of us tightly and lovingly gathered around the happy couple for their nuptials.
Bottom line: When I see how happy it makes them and how natural that love feels, I'm never more certain about the fact that gay marriage should be legal.
Make no mistake about it (I sound like GW Bush) opposing gay marriage is flat out wrong (I sound nothing like GW Bush).
The state does and will continue to do things the church disagrees with (see capital punishment and war). I'm certain that adding gay marriage to the list will do FAR more good than the destruction that either capital punishment or war have done to our society.
Fear...what a powerful and divisive force in our world.
I don't really know what (if any) the tipping point will be to allow gay marriages everywhere, but I'm really proud to live in a city that isn't waiting for it.