I heard a great interview the other week (look for "gay marriage redux") by Julie Goodridge, one of the lead plaintiffs of the historic MA ruling. Great interview, please listen.
But I have one thing to say to everyone. Language is powerful.
It's not gay marriage. That was a term decided on by the right wing efforts to paint equal access as a 'special right.'
It's not. It's about marriage equality. It's about two people being able to get a marriage license. You can't limit it to only white people, you can't limit it to only same racial background and you can't limit it based on the gender of the two people applying.
Every time we say "gay marriage?" think "partial birth abortion," another term created (and not even remotely true) to influence those on the edge of the discussion.
It's about a legal institution- marriage- and access to it.
It's about equality because as we all know, separate is never equal.
Ah, there goes that language again. Words creating a powerful image.