As has been discussed on CV before, Californians have an opportunity to vote on a ballot initiative to invalidate gay marriage in the state. While we’re being all endorse-y today, I’m throwing my two cents in with a link to a piece by a friend of mine:
We used to joke about it, or sort of joke, whenever we drove up to Vancouver to visit friends. “We’re married now!” We’d cry, after crossing through Customs and handing over all our papers and the Mermaid Girl’s birth certificate with both our names on it. And then, on the way home, as we passed the Peace Arch: “Not married any more! Hey, girlfriend!”
It wasn’t that funny, though, to tell the truth.
Read the whole thing, and then come back and tell me how giving this family legal protection has damaged the fabric of Canadian society.