Just in. No time to read or comment further — I’m literally running out the door. More later.
UPDATE (by Bob). This just seems so wrong to me. Society should encourage people to get married: it’s an excellent institution and part of many happy families. I think history is very much on the side of the pro-marriage pro-family activists here and the direction of public opinion supports that theory. NYT:
Attitudes of Americans toward same-sex marriage favor liberalization of the practice. In an April CBS/New York Times poll, 42 percent of those surveyed favored same-sex marriage, up from 21 percent at election time in 2004, when it was a wedge issue during the presidential campaign. That poll suggests the trend will continue into the future: 57 percent of the respondents favored legal recognition for same-sex marriage, compared with 31 percent of respondents over the age of 40.
What we need is more ground-level political organizing in California and around the country to support marriage and families. You can donate to the good people at MassEquality here if you want to support this cause close to home, support Equality California here, find one of the many pro-marriage pro-family rallies nationwide tonight here, and add your own suggestions for activism in the comments.