Today, my facebook feed was awash with red equality profile shots after the Human Rights Campaign released a red and white version of their logo to coincide with the US Supreme Court hearing the case for marriage equality and deciding the future of Proposition 8. I’m not following it closely because all the reporting is very speculative at the moment and it’s all in quite legal mumbo jumbo which I will never claim to understand. Read a good article about turning facebook red here. Even celebrities like Beyonce got in on the act shouting her support for Equality. I know we’ve said it before, but it really does feel like the tide has turned on this issue and it’s only a matter of time. Hopefully very little time.
When I was in my early teens and was starting to have subconscious gay thoughts and realised we had a gay couple moving in up the road, there was never any thought of gay marriage being possible. For me it was akin to the Berlin Wall which at the time I never thought we’d see come down either. Now I know that this wall of inequality will come down and it will crash down soon.
Below is a a very clever video. The argument of conservatives has long been that allowing gay marriage will ruin the institution of marriage. So someone went and asked the opponents of gay marriage exactly how their own marriages had been impacted in the ten years since gay marriage had been legalised in Massachusets. The answer? No impact at all. One even said it had strengthened his own marriage. Interesting.