Monday, July 26

Gay Marriage is Not the "New Abortion" - I don't care what this political analysis in today's WaPo says. Maybe it is true that both topics make for great fundraising (for now).  Sure, the bigot brigade is spoiling for the culture wars to reignite, and gay activist groups may be seeing their members energized like never before.  And yes, the major political parties are beginning to gravitate to one side or the other.  (That last part, however, has been driven by Rovian mistakes in W's ill-fated re-election campaign.)  Whatever skirmishes remain ahead of us over gay marriage, I refuse to accept that Americans will ultimately equate something as awful and unfortunate as abortion (even the NARAL's of the world don't promote the practice) with the loving commitment of two adults in a lifelong bond.