It's easy to be judgmental of people -- like most of the Republican presidential candidates and many folks in the Bible Belt -- who continue to oppose same-sex marriage. Now that the majority of states condone gay marriage and that it seems likely that the Supreme Court will soon make it the rule for the whole country, being against men marrying men and women marrying women seems practically medieval.
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It is not surprising that some Americans -- especially conservative religious folk -- are coming to this understanding much more slowly. This is, after all, a monumental course correction in the human journey.