We’ve won this round in the War For Equality. I was in a meeting when our Prop 8 victory was announced; I learned of it via text message.
My co-workers are vaguely pleased — and vaguely surprised, too, because most of them hadn’t been thinking about the court battle at all. They don’t see it as making a big deal in their lives.
And that’s exactly right.
For all of NOM’s fretting over the institution of marriage, this decision only has a day-to-day impact on those of us who were robbed of our rights in November 2008. None of my hetero colleagues are running around in a panic because their marriages have been redefined or devalued or deinstitutionalized. They were married before. They’re married in the same way now. And no amount of scary propaganda from NOM is going to change that.