It seems the issue of gay marriage is taking some precedence these days in Illinois, and I say that itís about time we recognize gay marriage as a legitimate way for same-sex couples to express their love and form stable families.
A majority of people in Illinois support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. This growing, enlightened majority reflects changing attitudes across every demographic group, spanning religious, political, ethnic, and age boundaries.
Of course, that wonít stop some from bemoaning the supposed ďloss of morality in societyĒ and similar silliness as we make progress toward equality. It should be pointed out that similar voices cried out in protest a generation or two ago against interracial marriage, yet it seems that society has survived.
My advice to those wringing their hands about the prospect that gays could marry is this: If you donít agree with gay marriage, then donít have one. Pretty simple, really.
Come on, people, letís share the love. Valentineís Day is right around the corner, so contact your legislator and tell them to support legislation granting the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Illinois.
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