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  •  Not like grazing fees or Iran (2+ / 0-)
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    commonmass, ivorybill

    Mary Cheney raises an interesting point, which is that a lot of issues are super-important to some people and not important to others.  "What to do about Iran" is, one presumes, vitally important to some people (Iranians, for starters) who'll live or die depending on how it's resolved.  Grazing rights presumably matter a whole lot to some people.  Likewise, the asymmetrical reality of marriage equality is that people whose access to marriage is totally unchallenged have to be reminded that the question really is important.  There's no future in trying to convince active bigots; the future of marriage equality, insofar as it will be decided democratically rather than in the courts (and I don't have any problem with the courts deciding it, so long as they make the right decision!), resides in convincing passive, "default" opponents, for whom it matters only a little, that it's a painless concession to accept it for people for whom it matters a whole lot.  

    My comments are coming from a place of love.

    by Rich in PA on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 09:11:45 AM PST

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