If any lesbian or gay man believes that the issue of gay marriage will be neatly decided and nicely tucked away forever and a day by a convivial pro same-sex ruling by the Supreme Court or by a state legislature or by a state-wide referendum, then these happy-go-lucky ladies and gents of a queerly artless disposition should seriously reconsider their faulty flights of fancy.
Any social issue that hits at the core of what many people see as a sacred institution or any legislation that is perceived as jeopardizing a foundational moral precept will always bob along on the tidal ebb and flow of public opinion. Just like the abortion issue, gay marriage will serve as a political football kicked from one side of the playing field to the other with the fans in the stands booing or cheering as the fickle shifts in the communal mindset dictate.
The riots in Paris over gay marriage last night were not the first time that young people, yes, young people, took to the streets to protest the legalization of same-sex unions. Which should put an end to the stupid supposition that it’s only the old fogies in our culture who stand in the way of ‘progress’ and that once those reactionary relics finally hit the dust, the great gay way will be free and clear. Dream on, suckers!
Take a look at the video and see if you can spot any old geezers in the crowd. There ain’t any! This is the younger generation taking to the streets for the cause of traditional marriage.