I apologize for the break there, but I needed a couple weeks to figure things out in my personal/financial life. I'm getting back in the swing of things and noticing a lot of activity on the 'web today regarding marriage equality.
Just thought I'd join the strong show of solidarity.
But I would also add an important caveat to the discussion on homosexuality (or "queerness" in general) and marriage equality: as a heterosexual ally, I recognize that I have privilege in American society today.
I hope that my fellow allies, who are similarly showing their solidarity with the queer community during this time, will also recognize this about themselves. If this is you, please learn what privilege is, why you have it, and how it affects you. How it affects others like you. How it affects others who are not like you.
Talking about marriage equality is all fine and good, but I believe it will be very difficult to turn the tide if we can't also recognize and own up to our privilege.