Mazel Tov to all of the wonderful same-sex couples enjoying California's newly minted marriage equality starting today. This has been a long time coming, and I know that if my partner and I lived in California, we'd be first in line.
Marriage equality is not a wedge issue. I've said this before, and I stick by it. It's not a wedge issue for those of us being wedged by it. And half-measures like civil unions or domestic partnerships or "legal arrangements" just won't cut it. If we can have all of those things, why can't we have the M word? Give me one good reason that isn't based on religious bias. Hell, give me one good reason that a) isn't based on religious bias, and b) doesn't sound like the same arguments used to stop interracial marriages. Come on. I dare you.