07 May 2009

this makes me happy, too


I was horrified by the recent passage of Prop 8 in California, for so many reasons. But it seems to have done some good by sparking a reaction across the nation. Yesterday, Maine joined Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Iowa by making it legal for same-sex couples to marry.

Of all the arguments that I've heard against same-sex couples being granted equal civil rights (anyone sensing my bias here?) ... almost none of them have come from people my age or younger. Which makes me think ... hope ... wish: We're winning. It's not over by a long shot, but the idea that some people should be treated differently is fading a little more with each new generation. And I don't want to question the reasoning of "the other side", or try to convince them they're wrong. I just want to celebrate with all of my friends who now get to make four of their closest girlfriends dress like clones of each other, and guilt people they haven't seen since high school into buying them a toaster oven. Woo eff-ing hoo!!


Oh, and for the love of dogs, can we please stop asking that vapid beauty queen what she thinks about this? Or anything else for that matter? Thank you.

3 comments:

mimi said...

you have to check this out:
http://steadyhappy.blogspot.com/2009/04/tears.html

and i am moving to new england. they are apparently fair there.

un-bride said...

Amazing. Beautifully said.

Strange days, indeed, when Iowa and "uptight" New England are more progressive than my home state of CA.

Indie B said...

Hooray!