One of the things Mary and I thought long and hard about before getting married was that we would be taking part in an institution that was barred from some of our best friends. In the end, we turned our vows into a prayer for all those sharing the ceremony with us, so that they could pledge themselves to one another with us. It was an important moment in my life.
These past few years I have loved seeing the institution of marriage break open to the love all around us. Massachusetts, California, and Connecticut are leading the way. I hope all of us can learn to fear less and love more.
Of course, this change is not without opposition. In California there is now a proposition to amend the state constitution so that gay marriages would be banned once more. To support gay marriage you have to oppose this proposition (a bit confusing). I am “NO” on Prop 8. Today Apple also came out as NO, calling this a civil rights issue, not a gay rights issue.
Andrew Sullivan, a consistent NO voice on Prop 8 today shared a few nice ads that mingle the Apple design sense with the NO message. Here’s my favorite of the bunch.