The opponents of marriage equality for heterosexuals and homosexuals have argued that that equality isn’t tolerable because same-sex marriage isn’t traditional.
New South Wales is preparing to be the next place to declare: Tradition schmadition! The parliament there is now preparing legislation to make same-sex marriages legally recognized. It would be the first Australian state to do so.
All major political parties in New South Wales support the bill. It’s a reminder that tradition is relative. Every cultural tradition we have now was once a departure from tradition.
How about we start a new tradition in the United States: Let’s have it be an American tradition from now on to value being decent to people more than we value tradition.