Many voices have said that the dichotomy of civil marriage vs religious marriage is a simple legal question. Either remove "marriage" as a legal term, or make it available to all. Why has no one yet brought this to the very place Mrs. O'Connor foreshadowed that we would? The first decade of the 21st century has almost passed us by, and still we wait.
Oh, and our "friends" in the media? Hardly a peep. Our "friends" in hollywood? Ditto.
They've got all the "different" that they need right now. So we're kicked to the curb.
No, our hope doesn't come from the oft-sought comforts of stereotypical "gay political havens" like the democratic party. It comes from here:
Reporting from Sacramento and Lake Forest -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday expressed hope that the California Supreme Court would overturn Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that outlawed same-sex marriage. He also predicted that the 18,000 gay and lesbian couples who have already wed would not see their marriages nullified by the initiative.
"It's unfortunate, obviously, but it's not the end," Schwarzenegger said in an interview Sunday on CNN. "I think that we will again maybe undo that, if the court is willing to do that, and then move forward from there and again lead in that area."
We will see.