They say birds of a feather flock together. It’s been 10 years as of today Lynne and I have rankled differently winged relatives.
Now if only everybody were free to enjoy legal marriage. I’m a little disgusted how long it is taking.
Ask just about anyone. They’ll all tell you they’re in favor of equal rights for homosexuals. Just name the situation, and ask. They’ll all say, yes, gays should have the same rights in housing, jobs, public accomodations, and should have equal access to government benefits, equal protection of the law, etcetera, etcetera.
Then you get to gay marriage.
And that’s when all this talk of equality stops dead cold.
Nearly seventy percent of people in the U.S. oppose gay marriage, almost the same proportion as are otherwise supportive of gay rights. This means that many of the same people who are even passionately in favor of gay rights oppose gays on this one issue.
More thoughts on the arguments and excellent resources (links) for further research here.