Why exactly are you so worked up about same-sex marriage?
The people opposed to same-sex marriage here in Maine have run out of answers to that question.
First, they said same-sex marriage would destroy other marriages. But other states legalized same-sex marriage and the divorce rate hasn’t shot up in those states.
Then, they said that same-sex marriage would hurt children. But there’s been no evidence of increased harm to children in the states where same-sex marriage is legal. Indeed, its in the states where children appear to be most valued that same-sex marriage has been legalized.
What’s left? The truth. Finally, the campaigners against same-sex marriage are being honest about their motivations. I spotted this campaign sign along Maine’s Route 17 yesterday:
Do what my God says, or else.
That’s all the campaigners against same-sex marriage have left. It’s no wonder that a number of states are poised next Tuesday to jump away from this magical spear-sharpening approach and finally make equality legal.