Monday, May 17, 2004

Happy Equal Protection Day!

Massachusetts starts allowing homosexual marriages on the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.  Call me a sentimental fool, but I find something particularly charming about the whole thing.  Let’s see … fifty years to the day after a court says, “separate but equal” doesn’t work when you’re talking about education, we’ve got a State giving effect to its own court decision that “separate but equal” doesn’t work when you’re talking about marriage, either.  Score one for Equal Protection.

 

I also note that, although news sometimes travels a little slow to California, I do believe that life as we know it has not come to an end in Massachusetts, nor have the married heterosexuals in that State experienced a sudden devaluing of their own unions.  Nope.  Looks like things are pretty much proceeding business as usual, despite the dire warnings of protesters.  Much like how desegregation did not bring an end to education,  come to think of it.

2 comments:

janothy said...

Very well written!  I think everyone has the right to be loved and to love--no matter how that love is given or recieved!!  -Jan

tammyg22 said...

To paraphrase from Wil Wheton's journal, "An interesting thing has happened since [Massachusetts] started granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples: my marriage is just fine!