Exactly, WhyNot. Getting the anti-same-sex-marriage statute repealed and getting a statute put in place that allowed for full and fair rights to marriage regardless of gender would be a whole lot harder. I did note in my follow-up post that this was just a stepping stone to what is deserved. Maybe when some of the closed-minded folks don’t see the sky caving in over those who love each other being allowed to have important rights, they’ll start changing their minds.
And frankly, it’s a hell of a lot better here than in those states that have statutes forbidding same-sex marriage and civil unions - scroll down to the map and check out the deep red-colored states.
Sure, I’d love it if we had same-sex marriage like, say, Iowa does. Then again, a number of Iowans seem to be working really hard to eliminate it again, so who knows how long that’s going to stand.
And as a health care worker myself, I applaud the ability to legally stand up for patients’ rights rather than having to make a judgment call that might get me disciplined, fired, etc.
Hell no, it’s not enough. But it’s a little bit better here, and that’s something at least. Better to light a candle than curse the darkness, or to gripe that the candle isn’t the sun.