Friday, June 22, 2012

Acceptance and compromise

Shortly after Obama announced his support for marriage equality I wrote about polls that showed a sharp increase in voter support for our relationships. Now an AP-gfk poll shows support for marriage equality is unchanged. Perhaps the is margin of error? Perhaps the way the question was asked?

I've previously written about the play 8 by Dustin Lance Black, which is about the trial to repeal the Calif. gay marriage ban. In that trial and the play David Blankenhorn was the only witness on the anti-gay side and he wasn't a convincing witness. Now he has written a New York Times editorial saying that gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to marry. He doesn't say that marriage equality is great. It's more of well, we do have to live together and mutual acceptance involves some compromises. Not exactly a pat on the back, but we'll take it.

Earlier this week I wrote about the performance of The Vagina Monologues held on the Capitol steps last Monday. Leave it to Between the Lines, Michigan's gay newspaper, to have complete coverage (including a slide show) of the event.

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