Sunday, November 10, 2013

No One Will Notice That Illinois Passed Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality Has Now Become So Mainstream It is No Longer News

This Forum has often said that while the battles for decency and equality with respect to allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed will continue for years, the war has been decided and the outcome is no longer in doubt.  Once again America, after a long and tortuous route will do the right thing.

So it is not just that Illinois has passed a law that allows couple to marry regardless of their gender,

Illinois legislature passes gay marriage bill, paving the way for legalization

Illinois is set to become the 15th state and largest in the heartland to allow same-sex couples to marry. State senators approved technical changes Tuesday to a measure legalizing gay weddings, shortly after a historic favorable vote in the state House. The bill now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has said he’ll sign it into law.

It is the fact that this is not headline news, or even first page news that is taking place here.  Granting equality to all couples is now sufficiently common that no one needs to read about it and it is not headline news.  In this case not being in the news is a good thing.

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