I know that some people disagree and we'll just have to agree to disagree. But my sense of justice feels righted today.
I would say there is a difference between the legal union in the nation state's eyes and the union advocated by religious organizations. Religious organizations can still refuse to recognize these unions if they so choose. However, the nation state, in its attempt to be fair and equal to all peoples who live in this country, cannot withhold this legal standing from a minority of its citizens. If they do, they are treating that minority unequally. If you have a religion against it, you have a right to speak out about it, but you do not have a right to deny others equal treatment under the Constitution.
Yes, a little political for Thursday Goodness, but in my heart of hearts it is a step in the right direction towards fairness.