"To be" lives at the bottom of the power verbs list these days. Well, sometimes. No lack of power inhabits "Marriage is between a man and a woman." Already, the collective gay-marriage Grinch prepares to seek annulments of the recent same-sex weddings in New York. A reaction I expected. Pot holes often litter roads to social change.
Hey, I understand both sides of the argument. One half of my old-fashioned brain recites the man-and-woman marriage mantra. The other half would never dream of denying my gay or lesbian friends the opportunity to marry. Yet I manage to reconcile my inner dichotomy of opinion with the following manner of reasoning. No man is less of a man because he loves a guy. No woman is less of a woman because she loves a gal. People are people. Their love--their desire to share a committed relationship--should provide the wedding-license meter of measure.
In other words, I don't focus on the right to gay marriage. Let others debate that thorny issue. (And they probably will for a long time to come.)
I focus on the right thing to do.
Laurel Anne Hill (Author of "Heroes Arise")
Causes Laurel Hill Supports
Winter Nights Shelter and Shelter, Inc.