Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"They Like Us! They Really Like Us!" Gay Marriage is O.K. for Majority of Vermonters!

On,, and soon (I'm sure), there is the news that 54% of Vermonters are O.K. with same-sex marriage, which is I guess a subtle move for a state that already allows same-sex or civil unions (click here for more).

To confirm that we homos "get" this marriage thing (kind of, sort of), is's link to the Washington Blade story on the 50 year anniversary of a gay couple in the D.C. area. As I cite in On Being a Gay Parent, our relationships, statistically, follow the same pattern of hetero couples in terms of length of marriage, divorce, union, etc. (click here for more).

In reading this news report about how much Vermonters are getting "comfortable" with the idea of gays being in state-sanctioned marriages, I feel like parodying the words of Sally Fields, in accepting one of her Oscars, bellowing to the crowd, "They like us! They really like US!?"

I guess it will just take time for the ruling heterosexual community to get used to the idea of "gays marrying" before they officially let us register at Target, Home Depot, Lowe's, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

Peace, Brett

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