Belgium, the Netherlands, Massachusetts, and now Canada have approved it. New Jersey, New York, California, and other states in the U.S. are working towards it via the courts and the legislature. Even though several states had initiatives on the topic last election and the gays were just pulverized by the voters I think it won’t be long before there will be several states that have approved it and perhaps even other countries. I’m quite thrilled by this for a number of reasons.
- It’s the right thing to do. I think marriage is a good thing. It stabilizes relationships through a deeper commitment. If a couple of any gender combination wants to make such a commitment then I see nothing but good coming from that.
- It will give the politicians something to fight about other than things like gun rights, welfare, Social Security, national security, and taxes. If they can expend their emotional rhetoric on gay marriage rather than on other things then maybe we get them to be more rational on the other topics.
- It will inevitably bring up the full faith and credit issues on licenses–such as concealed carry licenses.
- It will level the playing field on some of the special privileges given to same-sex couples.
- It will demoralize the Islamic extremists. They need to realize that we are not going to be adopt their religion as our law as demanded by Osama bin Laden. They need to know that they are loosing ground on a daily basis. This will either demoralize them or further motivate them and cause the sleeper cells to expose themselves. Either way we win.