Nov 14, 2008 3:17 AM GMT
To me, it wasn't. I know all too well now that this is an issue about equality more than just the right of same-sex marriage, but before the election I frankly didn't give it a great deal of thought. I mean, I felt wonderful when my friends who were in long-term relationships decided to legally commit to each other shortly after the June ruling--more power to them--but as a single, currently unattached gay man it was an issue that personally didn't affect me. When I went to Pride in July I saw very little drum beating about the upcoming Prop. 8 at the festival. I guess celebrating was more important. When the issue appeared on the ballot, we all laughed. Who the hell would vote for such a ridiculous proposition? Little did we know. Anyway, now I see the importance. After the Election. After the fact.