Posted: 11/07/12 09:43, Edited: 11/07/12 09:45
by Dave Mindeman
Not only did the Constitutional Marriage amendment fail in Minnesota, but same sex marriage initiatives passed in 3 other states...Maine, Maryland, and Washington.
Can we please say that equality in marriage for gay couples has turned the corner and that this country can end another bastion of discrimination?
Marriage is NOT redefined. It is simply expanded. That is a good thing. I think our problem has always been an intense desire by social conservatives to make this a religious issue. It isn't.
Marriage, through the church, can be defined any way the church wants to....but to take any belief and lock it into a government mandate that forced everyone to take a civil right and make it mimic that belief, has overstepped conventional boundaries.
The LGBT community should savor a victorious moment but there is more work to do.
Now they have something to build on.
(Oh and by the way, we now have the first openly gay Senator from the state of Wisconsin -- how cool is that!)