Photo from source, AOL News
The fight to overturn California's Proposition 8 seems to be almost unanimously predicted to fail. At the same time, most reports I've seen show that existing same-sex marriages will be allowed to stand. This would seem to build a dichotomy that is bound to draw lawsuits. And, hey, maybe that will be the undoing of the whole sorry mess.
But interestingly, the fight is bringing to light countless stories that humanize the story for us. Take the below excerpted story, for example. How many couples have been together for fifty-eight years, gay or straight? Good for these guys, and I hope they get the opportunity--sadly missed--to marry once and for all.
Another interesting aspect to this story is the fact that the notoriously conservative AOL readership has responded positively to both gay marriage and to the gays in the military issue. Gay issues usually draw heavy negatives in AOL polls, so this surprised me. The commentary section, sadly, does not reflect this.
Elderly Gay Couple Regrets Not Marrying
It was 1951 when they fell in love. They've been together every since. And now, Bob Claunch and Jack Reavley are wondering whether they made a mistake by not getting married when they had the chance. . .
Read more at: AOL News