"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." -- Oliver Hazard Perry
"I don't want a piece of you... I want the whole thing!" -- Bob Barker
the media is definitely seeing this as a win for the gay side. Every news site I go on has the required picture of the two guys holding hands with huge smiles like they just separated the atom or something.
The beauty of the Founding Fathers and the founding of this Nation, was the principles that is stood for were so grandiose, but at the time, I doubt even they could truly comprehend the meaning of those words they laid down. For instance, freedom of religion is one of the most important freedoms we have in this country. It's the very reason why many of the colonist came to the new world. However, for those men, when they thought of freedom of religion, they were thinking of freedom to worship as a Christian as they chose. I doubt very many fighting on the battles of the Revolutionary War even knew what a Muslim, a Hindu or a Buddhist even were! That hasn't stopped us today though from extending the same protections that the various Protestant sects of Christianity enjoy to those other faiths has it?
My guiding principle in all thing politics is the immortal line from the DoI: "We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness". But at the time it was written, that line couldn't have it's full meaning because of the world they lived in. It wasn't just the blacks either that weren't treated fairly, hell women had to wait another 50 or 60 years after they slaves were freed for their chance to vote! Thankfully though we don't live in those times, and we can now appreciate those words and do our best to carry out what I believe the founding father wanted all along... freedom and equal treatment for all.