Friday, July 29, 2011

Smells Like Progress in Here

Although I intensely loathe national polling after a state enacts legislation legalizing same-sex marriage or civil unions, because who the fuck cares what some dipfuck in Bigotville thinks of same-sex marriage in another state, and even the asking tacitly suggests that their irrelevant opinion should matter, I was nonetheless pleased to see the results of the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll inquiring "whether [New York] state's law legalizing such unions is a positive or negative outcome."

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Even a quarter of conservative Republicans and white evangelical protestants find the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York a "positive development."

Twenty years ago, I was just about to start my senior year of high school. Back then, if the topic of same-sex marriage even came up at all, I was always the only straight person of any political stripe to challenge the inevitable contention, "Gay marriage will undermine the sanctity of marriage." Now, it's just a punchline, in all but the places reeking insistently of dinosaur scat.