But, first a short story about love. In 1967 Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving got married in Washington, DC. When they went home to Virginia, they were arrested for miscegenation. You see Mildred was black and Richard was white. The trial judge said, that if "God wanted the races to mix, he wouldn't have seperated them." The case finally made it's way to the Supreme Court as Loving vs. Virginia.
The Supreme Court unanimously overturned the convictions, stating, "marriage is one of the basic civil rights of man, fundamental to our very existence and survival."
Fast forward to 2008. A state court gave imprimatur to same- sex marriage in June, but Prop 8 defeated that in November. Money talked. Millions were donated by Mormons and the Knights of Columbus who said they were doing God's bidding. Seriously.
But you see, this too will be overturned. That's why God invented courts and civil liberty. The gay and lesbian community will move one step forward and two steps back, until they reach the Supreme court with their own Loving vs. Virginia.
Anna Quindlen, found a quote by Mildred Loving, who once had the police burst into her bedroom, and is now a mother and grandmother, "I believe", she said, "all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have the same freedom to marry, That's what Loving and loving are all about."
I wouldn't mess with Mildred.