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Gay Marriage at the Ballot Box

ScienceSquid Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:44 AM
you're right. Pretty much accepted among the majority of future voters. Gay 'marriage' - or more accurately, 'state-recognized gay unions' will be the norm in the next generation. Makes you wonder what else will be normalized.
SteveL2 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 3:46 PM
150 years ago, people would have been shocked at the thought of a black President. People would have been even more shocked at the thought of an openly lesbian Senator--but now one just got elected.

Maybe a hundred years from now, dolphins will be able to become U.S. citizens:

http://www.speakdolphin.com/home.cfm
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:10 PM
Times change. What society deems acceptable changes as well. It's hard to predict what will be normalized in the future, but I believe that opponents of such changes don't do their side any favors by merely whining about it.

SUPPORTERS OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE have reason to cheer after last week's election. Supporters of democratic self-government, even those of us who oppose gay marriage, do too.

On Nov. 6, for the first time ever, voters in three states – Maine, Maryland, and Washington – redefined marriage by popular vote. In Minnesota, residents said no to a constitutional amendment enshrining the traditional understanding of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. There is no denying the significance of these results: Previously the issue had gone to the ballot in 32 states, and in all 32 same-sex marriage was defeated....