I'm hugely proud of my home state today as California officially allows same sex couples to legally marry.
Though I am a flaming heterosexual (much to my great frustration), I feel strongly that gay rights are my generation's civil rights movement. In the near-future, we will look back on this time period with a resounding, "Well, duh!" much like I did when I first heard about separate drinking fountains for blacks or laws that disallowed women to vote. These legal obstructions of basic American rights seem so ignorant and antiquated in today's Obama-Hillary world, do they not?
I know a few folks that disagree with this entire movement - those that don't quite get that homosexual humans are, in fact, humans. I once had a heated discussion on this topic with a dear friend over lunch who said, "But homosexuality is wrong, it says so in the Bible!"
First, I reminded her that the Bible and the Constitution were actually two separate documents and that Ben Franklin was an atheist. Then, I pointed out that the Bible also states that wearing mixed fibers and eating shellfish are also a big no-no.
Then I asked her about her new fancy coat (50% rayon, 25% cotton, 25% acrylic) and if she was enjoying her shrimp salad.
Also, I am still waiting for a decent answer from anyone about how two mature adults who want to make a lifelong commitment to one another somehow 'threaten' the sanctity of someone else's hetero-marriage. With a 50% divorce rate, I think there might be other elements at work here.
So, I guess I'm kind of an ass about this topic as I don't understand how anyone has the balls to judge someone else and determine that what they feel is not - COULD NOT - be real.
To all those happy couples today, a big fat congratulations! May you live long and prosper.