This is slightly old news, I suppose, since all the Prop 8 stuff happened a couple days ago. But I was thinking about it after the new California ruling, and I continue to be overwhelmed with this simple question:
WHY isn't same-sex marriage legal?
I know this is in no way an original thought - that people dedicate their lives to fighting for this - that anyone in a same-sex couple obviously cares 1000x more about it than me. But I think one could argue, even from a non-partisan standpoint, that "allowing" or "not allowing" it doesn't even seem like a right the government should have. As if the government shouldn't "allow" candy to be sold anymore because of the obesity epidemic.
I hope sometime soon all people will be "given" equal human rights. Hopefully the ruling a couple days ago is a baby step in the right direction for the country.