Sunday, June 15, 2008

"An institution to be dismantled, not pursued."

Amidst the San Francisco Chronicle's fawning coverage of the destruction of marriage in the state of California, we find this

"Jewelle Gomez and her partner, Diane Sabin, were plaintiffs in the case that granted same-sex couples the right to marry and, along with other couples, cheered the California Supreme Court's decision on the steps of the courthouse last month.

But in the moments after the decision was announced, Gomez still wondered - did she really want to marry?

That is a question many people who have long been part of the modern gay and lesbian civil rights movement are asking after the court's ruling. For much of the movement's four-decade history, marriage was viewed by many activists as an institution to be dismantled, not pursued."

Unless California voters pass the Marriage Protection Act, the "gay activists" will have succeeded.

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