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Wednesday, March 27, 2013


When I was 10 years old in the the fifties I would have qualified for most of the "ists" around.

I made progress on sexism first and racism second.  The hardest has been an acceptance of homosexuality.

Tomorrow - The Supreme Court and gay marriage.


  1. As I have stated previously on this blog I would like to see the government, at all levels, get out of the marriage business. The current issue before SCOTUS is a good example of why it is, in my opinion, not a good idea to conflate sexual orientation with a legal contract, in this case “marriage”.

    I have no problem with all individuals having a legally recognized partner to go through life with all of the benefits we now associate with a marital spouse.

    The bottom line for me is that I have no problem in accepting homosexuality, but I do have difficulty in accepting a change in the definition (and concept) of marriage. I will add that I am ready to concede the public fight and move on, but I will probably retain my own definition of “marriage”.

  2. Yes. It is too bad that the Fed. govt didn't arrange that rather than adopting DOMA 20 years ago.