And I am. Tentatively.
Legal experts are opining that it “immediately transformed the national debate over the issue.” And a National Review piece coming out in favor of state-approved same-sex marriages adds some weight to that claim.
Is this the turning point? I hope so. Will that bear out in six months or a year? That I’m less certain of. Already, organizations on the religious right are drafting plans to disenfranchise a sexual minority whose very existence makes their skin crawl. They will do whatever they can to achieve this end. If the Proposition 8 repeal and the placid existence of equal marriage laws in other states has changed the climate enough, perhaps there won’t have to be a years-long, emotionally-charged battle ahead.
And gay couples of New York? Have a good weekend. No, have a tremendous weekend.