For millions of Americans like me -- gay, straight and in the vast hinterlands in between -- the little box of traditional marriage is too constricting for our evolving notions of love and partnership.
Despite the angry protests of many anti-gay Christian groups, I believe that Judge Walker's ruling is actually rooted in a profound theological truth articulated by St. Paul in Romans 13: "the one who loves another has fulfilled the law."
I have been noticing the increasing tendency to equate the term "religious" with "Christian," and "Christian" with "Evangelical Christian." It is important to point out that such such an equation is not only incorrect -- it is dangerous.
With our society moving generally in the direction of more tolerance for gays and lesbians, many activists wanted to wait a few more years before bringing a case to the high court. But they may be too pessimistic about the current Supreme Court.
Rather than discussing marriage, NOM's leaders are engaging in a familiar tactic in their anti-gay bus tour by drumming up a false narrative about the "discrimination" facing opponents of marriage equality.