Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Interrupting Your Regularly Scheduled Post ...

We'll get back to thoughts on writing and workshop tomorrow, but today I understand will be marked by tens of thousands of people marking both in Salt Lake City as well as California in outrage over being made second class citizens by Prop 8.

Keith Olbermann of MSNBC says it better than me in this video clip, but I'll say it anyway.

Forty years ago, states had laws on the books that prevented interracial marriage and today we find the thought abhorrent. A hundred and fifty years ago states had laws on the books that prevented black people from marrying at all, and today we find that abhorrent. Both times we, as a people, had to redefine marriage.

And lastly, if 50% of heterosexual marriages in this country end in divorce, what, precisely, is it about marriage that we find so sacred?

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