Posted by burnsy483 on 4/4/2013 4:23:00 PM (view original):
I agree that snap decisions aren't a good idea. As in, "BAN ALL GUNS!" after a tragedy doesn't make sense. Breathe and think first.
I don't necessarily think this is a "snap decision." I suppose it's happening relatively fast, but it's been brewing for some time now. This isn't a new idea that's come up in the last few weeks or months.
Yes, relatively fast. I know it didn't start last week. I don't know when the first same sex marriage cermony was performed(or where). I know DOMA in '96 and I know it was challenged in '10 or '11.
The fact that it's still a hot-button topic tells me that we haven't sorted out the particulars. I don't think the gay lifestyle is far more mainstream than it was 10-20 years ago.
But there are obviously still enough people with loud enough voices to dispute gay marriage. Why?