When I was a teen, I thought a bit differently about how the laws should work on this point. Even in recent years, I thought perhaps civil union would avoid a lot of heated angst. But then the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints church went out of its way to spend money and effort (see this Mormon Newsroom piece) in California to pass Proposition 8. I like a lot of things about the LDS church, but extreme political activism to achieve a legislative end by referendum did not sit well with me. This extreme effort to deny a civil marriage seemed to me an imposition of religious values by legislative fiat. Then I came to favor marriage equality, rather than merely civil unions which grant equality in everything but name.
The decision this week was a close one, but reaffirmed one thing I believe about our Constitution. I believe that it is not mired in the attitudes and prejudices of the 18th and 19th Centuries, but instead lives and breathes and is interpreted by women and men who live in later times with later perspectives.
This morning I put Puppy Linux on a laptop via USB stick and got it working well. Tonight I tried to install it to the hard drive, and it did not take. But so it goes.
I saw cottontail rabbits lounging around. I ate dinner at Pollo Tropical. I am getting into non-ideal positions in my postal chess, but it is all fun. I love to learn.