Two weekends ago, a friend of mine, a woman my age, married her partner in San Francisco. When I was told, and later hugged her to say how happy I was, she smiled from ear to ear and told me what it had been like to be up there during all the hoopla. She has children and grandchildren so I asked her how her kids were taking it. She again grinned and she's got two of the most enchanting dimples I've ever seen on a woman or a man, and said they have agreed that if she is happy, they are happy. It was a magical story as far as I was concerned. I have been hetero all my life and have often joked that perhaps my life would have been less complicated if I had been a lesbian, but--just no leanings that way. It's lifestyles that harm others that I abhor. A lot of man-woman marriages I have observed over the years, which are supposedly morally right, have been total disasters for them--and for their kids. So who is to say what is "right" and what is "wrong?"
I've been listening to all the debate going on back and forth about gay marriage and weighing what my own, deep-down personal take is on all this. I am admittedly liberal politically, emotionally and spiritually, so it has seemed to me to be a tempest in a tea kettle. I suppose it is the religious right who are predominately opposed.
Quite my accident I tripped across a site a few months back of a young medical student in the Bronx. His name is Tuan and he writes at As I Please: Random Musings from A Troubled Medical Student. His header says: sometimes amusing, often perverse, and always pointless. Yesterday Tuan wrote about gay marriage at his site and I wish I had written what he wrote. His opinion is identical to mine though we are decades apart in age and profession. His opinion on Janet Jackson and the Super Bowl fiasco matched mine, but mostly he is frank, perverse--and damned funny. Check him out and let me know how you weight in on this topic.