I don't understand why people think it is the government's job to tell two human beings who love one another and want to legally become a union for life that they can't do that because they happen to be of the same sex. Why are there so many Americans who are ignorant to the fact that we are restricting basic human rights to a group of individuals who are citizens of what is supposed to be a free society. Why is it that so many of my very good friends, most of whom, if not all of whom, are in long term committed relationships with people they love and plan on being with for life, can't have the same rights as Eric and I do? Now, some of these friends don't even want to get married, but others do and unfortunately they are being told that they can't strictly because they are homosexuals. To me, that is the same as telling someone they can't vote because they are a woman, or they can't sit in the front of the bus because they are a certain color. All Americans should have a right to choose.
Intolerance in any form that restricts basic rights to one group of people but not others is un-American, and thank God the Senate finally made a good decision and stopped this Right-Wing crusade from going any further. I look forward to the day when all of this is in the past and all of my friends have the same legal rights. Until then I have to be happy that the government has to stay out of people's love lives for a little while longer.