Thursday, May 10, 2012

More Like This, Please!...and Ultrarunning

Via Talking Points Memo (and a host of thousands of news outlets):

President Obama made history Wednesday, becoming the first sitting president to come out in support of legal same-sex marriage. In an interview with ABC News, Obama said, “I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”

Guess what?  The sun still rose here Thursday morning.  What's not to like about people, just people, wanting to spend their lives with someone they love?  The gay folks in my family are not anarchists--they just want society and government to not intrude into the personal issues of whom they happen to love.  In other words, the freedom to be left alone.

The downside--and it's a big one--is that the President seems to have been expressing a personal opinion.  It remains to be seen to what extent the Federal government will move in this direction, since Obama stated that the issue should be left up to the states.

Ultrarunners are, by and large, the most open and friendly demographic I know.  One's sexual orientation or choice of partner matters not on the trail.  Nor does it matter in life.  It's just personal.

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