If you watch one video today …

… make it this one. Being 100 percent serious—an inarguable defense of same-sex marriage by the remarkable Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student.

America is America.

Bigotry is bigotry.

Those opposing same-sex marriage are, in 2011, bigots. That’s the best way to say it, because it’s true. Fact: Two loving adults in a relationship are two loving adults in a relationship—sexuality be damned.

If you are one of the people fighting against gay marriage, you are fighting against history. This is undeniable. One day, in the not-too-distant future, you and your position will settle nicely alongside George Wallace and Bull Connor.

7 thoughts on “If you watch one video today …”

  1. I live in the Des Moines area and Zach is the talk of the town. His speech should make every single Legislator blush with envy. He has presented on this topic before and always is very passionate and VERY good.

  2. Sportswriting Refugee

    Jeff – What is your thought on civil unions? I know it is just semantics, but it seems like a decent compromise, i.e. we don’t “change” the “definition” of marriage, while same-sex couples get the same legal rights and benefits as married couples.

    Or do you think the symbolism of calling it “marriage” is important enough that a civil union is not enough?

  3. That is the best, most articulate argument against the prohibition of gay marriage I’ve ever seen. (of course, I’m hetero … I don’t exactly seek these things out)

    Anti-gay marriage proponents should be ashamed of themselves.

  4. While I don’t think the relationship should be called a “marriage”, I don’t think same sex couples should be denied any of the rights of marriage.
    Semantics does mean something and marriage defines the lifelong union of a man and a woman.
    Why not have two terms describing such a union based on the type of union?
    Sometimes I get the feeling we try so hard to correct a wrong we go the wrong way.

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