...as opposed to dozens of states putting down specific bans on recognizing other states' decisions and the revolting push for a constitutional amendment against it.
I literally cannot understand why people see any difference between the gay marriage issue now and the interracial marriage issue 50 years ago. People are people. If their color doesn't matter, why does the shape of their genitals matter either? And, even MORE to the point, what happened to the whole "judge not lest ye be judged" thing? The part of the Old Testament that speaks against gay relationships is the same part of the Old Testament that says women shouldn't speak in church, chili cheese dogs are an abomination in the sight of God, and you're imperiling your mortal soul by wearing a poly-cotton blend shirt. Christ was plenty clear about rescinding the Deuteronomy laws with the whole healing on a Sabbath day, 'what comes out of your mouth is what defiles you,' 'take the log out of your own eye before you examine the speck in your brother's' routine.
Yes, I'm a Christian. Yes, I also believe that Christ meant what he said when he said "love your neighbor as yourself". And that he DIDN'T mean "love your neighbor as yourself unless your neighbor is different than you are, in which case it's OK to mock, hate, revile, judge, condemn, and take legal action against your neighbor for falling in love with someone and trying to make a life-long commitment just like you did."
okay, done now... but Vancouver is looking better all the time. All kinds of anime-industry jobs, I'm sure they need tech writers, the weather there is actually BETTER than it is here (no tornadoes)... I'm too attached to my friends, but if I could convince them to come with me, I WOULD be moving north this summer...