Today in Stockton, gay and lesbian couples descended on city hall to ask for marriage lisences. One guess as to how that went over.
But the public protest was as good a way as any for the folks there to remind the rest of us that "They're here, they're queer, get over it."
As far as unions of same-sex couples go, I say let it happen.
It always seemed hypocritical to me that the defenders of the "sanctity of marriage" rail against including loving same-sex couples in the institution, but seem to lose their fury when the topic turns to heterosexual spousal abuse and divorce.
There's no reason to discriminate against monogamous, deeply felt love, even if it crosses traditional gender boundaries. Let the bell toll for lovers on Valentine's Day, no matter whom is the recipient of those feelings.