Gay people are getting married in Massachusetts today, and this straight, married man couldn’t be happier. I love weddings. In fact, the stories in the news today brought a tear to my eye. I can’t help but feel overwhelmingly positive about this development. Maybe I’m just starved for good news. But this feels like a historic day. Fifty years from now, I bet we’ll all be looking back and remembering.
Of course, the people of Massachusetts might amend their constitution to make gay marriage illegal again. But I don’t think they will. It won’t be on the ballot until 2006 at the earliest. During that period gay couples will have an opportunity to demonstrate that their legal marriages are not destroying the fabric of society. I suspect now that they have their foot in the door, people will be reluctant to slam that door shut.