Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Gay Marriage: The Day After
Well, it’s May 18 — one day after legal same-sex marriage started up in Massachusetts — and civilization as we know it hasn’t ended. (At least I don’t think it has. It’s a slow day at work today, so you never know. Could be a Sign of the End Times. And I think the NASDAQ is up again, too, which can’t be good.)
So how long do we have to wait for the world to grind to a halt? The validity of Newsom’s bid to open up marriage in California comes up in court later this spring. Whether Oregon can resume its marriages has a 90-day limit expiring in July. There are requests to fast-track the Washington lawsuits.
Or maybe we have to wait until the end of 2006, when Massachusetts voters get to say yay or nay about a Constitutional amendment, after they’ve had the chance to the see 18 months of societal chaos cause by same-sex civil marriages rip their state apart. (Uh-huh. Whatever.) That assumes, of course, that the 2005 legislature reconfirms the amendment, rather than sending it back to start in a giant game of Sorry!
Today (May 18) is also the 24th anniversary of Mt. St. Helens blowing its stack. Nary a rumble there.
Updated on January 28, 2011