The opinions expressed here are my own, duh, my name in on the blog title.
Well, since you ask, my answer is yes.
Why? Because the same behavior is what made interracial marriage unlawful in far too many states in decades past. The opponents to interracial marriage can’t be described as anything other than people exhibiting bigot-like behavior. Who wants to debate that?
What does interracial marriage have to do with gay marriage, you may ask?
Well, mainly the fact that their respective opponents are both rooted in a) an outdated understanding of law, b) bigotry, and the desire to be intolerant of people different from them, c) the fact that someone thinks they own the definition for love. If the goal is to uphold the sanctity of marriage, then the goal should be to uphold the sanctity of love, right?
Should Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson have not been allowed to marry because he is half-white? Okay, so he’s half-black too, does that make it OK then (and only then?)? What about Seal and Heidi Klum? Do you realize that in my second home state of South Carolina, that celebrity couple would not have been able to legally marry up until 14 years ago? One of the good arguments that finally removed that law was how much money the state was losing with having these marriages happen elsewhere. The same revenue case can be made for gay marriages now that some states have deemed the marriages legally sound.
But screw the economics. This is about love and marriage. This is about sanctity and bigotry. This is about being for something today or wasting time and making yourself look bad (a la Chick-fil-a) by standing in the way of something that all forms and levels of government, even South Carolina’s, will one day realize must be accepted.