Well now that's a depressing piece of information: the NY Times, in reporting the recent decision by the California supreme court to strike down a ban on gay marriage in the state, notes that "Gay marriage is an issue on which the three major presidential candidates — John McCain, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton — are pretty much in agreement. All oppose it, while saying at the same time that same-sex couples should generally be entitled to the legal protections afforded married couples." In my delusions of a happy warm fuzzy 2008, I had assumed they were all in favour. Sigh.
I know--I feel the same way. Although there is a part of me that finds the idea of the government getting out of the "marriage" business for everyone--where everyone gets legalized civil unions and marriages are private religious agreements--to be appealing at times.