My wife and I have disagreed for years about gays and their right to marry. An oversimplification of our debate went along the lines of "I don't care" who marries whom versus "it's just not right" — until recently. After years of working, interacting and seeing openly gay people around us, both of us now hold the same view: who marries whom doesn't really matter.
Because he will never reach his "just don't care" moment, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will continue to be remembered as the GOP partisan he is. A legacy of judicial mediocrity awaits him.
Heterosexuals marry not to establish legal status, to allow joint filing of taxes or to protect each other in medical decision-making. They marry because it is the ultimate expression of a person's love for another. Should it matter that the couple doesn't fit into what society is used to?
Some people talk about living wills and other legal contracts that can give homosexuals essentially the same rights as a married couple. If that is the case, why don't all heterosexual couples use these legal maneuvers instead of marriage? There's something more to it.