As the times a-change around us, a legal rocker-shocker came down last night: the Supreme Court will not halt state-sanctioned same-sex marriages in Massachusetts come Monday morning. In the twisty swamp that is America in what’s coming to be the Summer of 2004 – is it just us, or have other people noticed that vast tracts of our society appear to be dangerously mentally ill? – this is an amazing step toward tolerance and caring and sensibility. And good common sense: it’s not like there aren’t same sex couples living happily together all over the place already, or anything. We might as well notice, at long last.
As a gesture of support and solidarity, I’m thinking of marrying a lesbian. Just trying to help.
Now that the greeting card people are in on the business, surely it’s here to stay.