A curious demonstration of love…

Outside the State Street entrance to the capitol building in Madison yesterday, a few dozen people representing the National Organization for Marriage staged one of their demonstrations, which is something they’re doing in a bit less than half of the states in the U.S. this summer.  They’ve got a nicely painted bus.  Fair Wisconsin was on hand to provide a much larger counter-demonstration.  I didn’t see any ugly altercations and I have no idea what was going on for the duration of the event. 

About the only thing I was thinking about as I watched for a minute were some words from an old Hank Williams Jr. song:

But I’m for love and I’m for happiness
And I’m for “if you don’t like it can’t you just let it pass.”

And apparently, that’s something that not everyone can do yet. 

I don’t offer any particular comment on any of this, except to say I believe that a few decades from now, we aren’t going to be nearly as likely to see people standing out in the open demanding what is essentially discriminatory treatment by law of people who are different from them in this way.  So we’ll see how that goes.

JR

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