News Stories

Same-sex marriage is no 'small thing'

In the movie, “Lord of the Rings,” the warrior Boromir picks up the Ring of Power on a chain and muses, “It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing.”

In a few weeks, Californians will also face a “small thing,” technically known as Proposition 8, which reads in its short, 14 words: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

Contained within this so small a thing is the sum of fears and doubts on both sides. Trees, printer’s ink, Internet bandwidth and broadcast beams have been extensively used to defend

Read full article.