Here is what it tells you: Gay marriage is a foregone conclusion. It's a done deal. It's just a matter of time. For the next generation in particular, equal rights for gays is not even a question or a serious issue, much less a sinful hysterical conundrum that can only be answered by terrified Mormons and confused old people and inane referendums funded by same. It's just obvious, inevitable, a given.It's a good article, worth a read.
Let us hereby be reminded, before sadness and frustration overwhelm once more: Proposition 8 and its ilk are merely the last, fitful gasps of a long-dying ideology, markers of a certain kind of sad, conservative desperation. They are the final clawings and scrapings of a reactionary worldview that attempts to outlaw and punish all it cannot, will not understand. Same as it ever was, really.
In related news, Theodore Olson and David Boies, who fought on opposite sides of the bench in Bush v. Gore (2000), are teaming up to challenge Proposition 8 in the federal courts, a move that is being widely suggested as a bad idea. And I agree: bad, bad, bad idea. Take it back to the voters in 2010 and 2012.