I'd bet large sums of money that if you took a poll (How about held a vote on a proposition?), more people than are actually getting "gay married". Even our illustrious President has gone on the record as advocating a State like TX taking any stance it wants on gay marriage and a state like CA taking the diametric opposite.
Wait. Did I just post a bona fide example of a gay marriage actually preventing a heterosexual marriage? I especially liked the wholly rational, not-at-all whimsical, and entirely constitutional law based discussion;
â??Couldnâ??t you just marry the fellow and stay the hell out of Vermont?â?? asked a renowned scholar who had once advised my senior essay on hysteria.
That was trickier. Todd and I agreed we could not pretend my union had never happened and get married. First of all, it would be false. I had made lifelong vows before a community, a state and some version of God. I had broken them. The process to address this is divorce (or, in civil unions, legal dissolution), not graffiti-ing one marriage over another.
It makes me well up with pride to think that soldiers stood shoeless and starving in the snow at Valley Forge for this. I only hope that a little girl in Iraq can be inspired by this story and, thanks to the recently installed democracy, grow up to be confused about her sexuality and expectant of the state to make it more comfortable for her in every permutation of her multiple choices (Except multiple choices simultaneously, of course).