“LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Gay couples are not hiding any more and that has made all the difference, said health care administrator Linda Merkens before Tuesday’s vote in California that will decide the legality of same-sex marriage there.
“It’s one of several important ballot measures voters will face in states across the country on Election Day.
“‘A lot more gays are more open about their relationships, and a lot more people are willing to accept it,’ Merkens said in downtown Los Angeles recently.
“Other passersby disagreed. ‘Same sex marriage is a sin,’ said city planner Kim Chan.”
Gay marriage votes may show changing U.S., Reuters, November 2, 2008
I wouldn’t call Kim Chan‘s opinion a sin, but I do think it’s intolerant. Although I’m sure Ms. Chan has never suffered any kind of discrimination, this is the 21st Century after all, so I really think the same rights ought to apply to marriage minded gays as do to Ms. Chan.
Personally, I think all civil marriage should be abolished and co-habitation should just honestly be the contractual arrangement it really is. And for those who are so inclined to let the State sanction their relationship somehow, there are lots of lawyers and notary publics out there to for it. One could probably set up a dandy domestic partnership online. But that idea is considered more outrageous than gay marriage. Eh, go figure.
At least Bishop Andrus is on the side of the angels:
“Episcopal Bishop Marc Andrus supports gay marriage and said a ballot loss would slow the process — not stop it.”
Oh, Lordy, can’t we just get it over with on Tuesday? Legalize it in CA once and for all and forever more? Please?