Same Sex Marriage It's in the news here in the USA. It is in that context that I start this discussion. Although I would think the situation is similar in most democracies and civilized countries. The state of California, by popular vote on a measure called Proposition 8, banned same sex marriages some time ago. On Wednesday a judge overturned that. Good for him. Good for freedom. USA = Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. So I read somewhere. I am no legal scholar. But quotes like this (from someone unhappy with the judge) make me mad: 7 million. hmmm.... that begs the question of what is an acceptable number? 700,000? 7,000? 1? I do believe in strength in numbers but individual rights must be respected. If two people of the same sex wish to live together, share legal assets, and grow old with each other, who are others to say no? The word marriage does generally mean it's between a man and a woman. I get that. So call it a legal union or whatever when it applies to same sex. I just think that if someone wants to live their life with someone of the same sex, they should be allowed to. I don't think the sky is going to fall because of it.