Long term readers know I supported Civil Unions for gays on the basis of equity. The legal fight is basically a temper tantrum by gay activists who have zero respect for the concerns of religious people who see marriage as a religious term. Still part of me wanted to see the measure pass so the gay activists can shut up. The reality is that this inequality does turn ordinary law abiding citizens into law breakers in immigration matters. I would rather see an honest and committed gay couple than the comedic Will and Grace farces known to anyone in my profession in LA or NYC.
After victory the media has been in overdrive on the issue that is pointless. The first gay marriage stories were appropriate, but weeks of this every day is enough. Even the local billboards for moving companies and a vodka company chimed in needlessly. The gay market is an important consumer demographic and it is important for companies to advertise in their mediums. However,placing billboards with in your face messages rubbing the faces of those who opposed this in the dirt is in extremely bad taste.
The truth is that gay people are subjected to more abuse in the workplace than any other group.
My contribution to this malady was refusing to press charges when an ignoramus in Vermont called me gay on multiple times. I was told by an outraged human resources type to press charges. I told her that as an enlightened NYC resident I do not consider the term an insult. In my particular case the matter is comedic as it shows the person has obviously never been to a big city. However, the very same people who would end a career over the N word see nothing wrong with anti gay slurs, stereotypes and claims that certain people have gaydar. The anti gay comments by Black coworkers are shocking in that they feel immune to being called out for bigotry.
On a certain level there is far more pervasive and entrenched bigotry against gays than any other group. No group should be subjected to slurs other than commies. This is indeed a far more serious and relevant issue than gay marriage. Even in far left bastions like Vermont and NYC the level of scorn and often well meaning ignorance is amazing. My message is that it is a private matter that is no business of mine and other than commies everyone should be treated with decency and respect. However, the droning news stories and gratuitous bill boards don't respect the views of religious people who for the most part are far more respectful than their sanctimonious far left opponents.