Panic ensued. 20 years ago, Hawaii courts ruled it was unconstitutional discrimination to forbid gay marriage. Then 13 years ago, Vermont legalized civil unions, for all. Then a decade ago, MA legalized same-sex marriage. Panic all around, as at each stage states legalized anti-gay discrimination in law and amendment.
We sit on the furnace of love here in Boston. No matter how illogical, emotional or just plain silly the anti-equality sorts are, they keep at it. We heard many hours of that in testimony in Honolulu as many testifiers parroted the-sky-will-fall lingo that's been around for far too long.
We'll talk about living in the belly of the beast. It's been warm and welcoming.