Vermont Senate panel approves gay marriage billWhat with Washington state approving Domestic Partnerships last week, it looks like what the conservatives call the 'homosexual agenda' is inexorably marching forward.
MONTPELIER, Vt. – A Vermont Senate committee has unamimously approved a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. Full story here.
I liked Washington's compromise - creating a 'partnership' that had all the rights and protections of marriage, but without the thorny problem of actually labeling it marriage.
It was a compromise - and compromise is the lifeblood of progress.
Vermont's decision is sure to infuriate conservatives across America, because it genuinely does redefine the currently accepted notion of marriage (as being between a man and a woman.)
But it's a sign of things to come. It will take years for other states to come on board with what's happening in Massachusetts and Vermont, but eventually they'll have to.
Otherwise this issue will become as sticky as segregation in the 1950s and 1960s - and whatever they might have thought at the time, these days you don't see South Carolina proudly touting achievements like the fact that their Bob Jones university banned interracial dating until 2000.
By the time my son's grown up, I foresee gender being as inconsequential to marriage as race (theoretically) is today.