Good news for fairness, justice and equality: California has made gay marriage legal. It’s a small triumph for civil rights.
Now to celebrate, I don’t expect you all to run out and marry a same-sex partner — I think my wife would object, and I’m really not in the market — but wouldn’t you know it? The media is responding to this news with…stupid internet polls! How else can they possibly trivialize an important court decision, after all?
The LA Times is asking, “Did the California Supreme Court make the correct decision today?” (as if, perhaps, enough internet geeks squawk they will change their minds). MSNBC asks, “What do you think about the court decision in California that allows same-sex couples to marry?” — strangely, one of the possible answers to that one is “Don’t think so,” which doesn’t make much sense. It’s also currently leading.
I’m sure you gay readers can think of a more suitable way to celebrate this little bit of recognition, but the rest of us can settle for poking at a radio button on the internet. Do so gaily, OK?
And if you want to do something more substantive, promote equal rights legislation in your state, so that all 50 states someday offer this basic privilege to everyone.