This is the week when the Supreme Court will spill the beans on what will become of same-sex marriage in California, and perhaps in the entire country. Lots of folks are on pins and needles waiting for the decision that will be handed down.
Over at Get Religion, Terry Mattingly notes the stunning fact that at least one mainstream media outlet stood up recently to give voice to gay folks who are not in the camp as being for same-sex marriage.
And you thought unicorns were rare!
Would it shock you that this particular news outlet isn’t based stateside? I’ll let Terry explain,
Every now and then, a major media outlet breaks loose and reports some voices who do not easily and quickly fit into the familiar templates, voices that might even point journalists toward the compromise that may still be possible between the entrenched armies on the cultural left and right.
The BBC team did that the other day with an entire piece dedicated to gays and lesbians who are opposed to gay “marriage.”
Now, the scare quotes around “marriage” are there for a reason. It’s clear, in this story, that the people who are in this camp are fully on board when it comes to full legal rights being granted to other gays and lesbians. The problem, for them, is the word “marriage” with all of — yes — its religious and moral overtones.
In other words, religion is a key part of this debate.
When you finish up with Terry and the BBC story, go pay a visit to the like-minded folks over at We Defend Traditional Marriage – and We’re Gay.
Here’s a quick refresher on what the Court has been looking at since March,