Ocean beyond grasp

Someone I admire, Wil Wheaton, was prescient enough to make this apt observation today:

“An interesting thing has happened since San Francisco started granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples: my marriage is just fine!

That’s right. Even though there are thousands of gay and lesbian couples affirming their love for each other, my marriage — my affirmation of love and commitment to Anne — isn’t threatened at all. As a matter of fact, the only people who can really “threaten” my marriage are . . . well . . . the two of us.

And this brings me to the first thing that’s so profoundly upsetting about this entire issue: it’s not about marriage, it’s not about love, it’s not about family, it’s not about commitment. It’s about hating homosexuals. It’s about treating homosexuals as if they are second-class citizens. It’s about dividing this country into those who support discrimination, and those who don’t. It’s about Karl Rove updating The Southern Strategy.”