...are all about marriage equality, in some form or another. You have to go to the more detailed page to find any non-gay related stories at all - and even then, the next most popular stories are hundreds of emails behind.
I don't get it. What is this fixation on all things gay marriage? I've written many blogs about gay marriage since this summer, especially after the primary election was over. But, the truth is I don't really like writing about it. It's never been my biggest issue. If it weren't under attack, I probably wouldn't blog about it at all. I'd much rather be writing (and reading) about health care, but ironically the health care people are all about gay marriage.
I turn on the TV and have to hear about how John Edwards isn't "quite there yet" on gay marriage - but don't worry, he knows it's an important issue and is giving it a lot of thought. /snore off
How pretentious! Because of this thing called "faith," people think they have the right to determine whether or not two consenting adults have the right to marry each other - whether or not it's a faith everyone shares (which it isn't). The miraculous thing about gay marriage is that - when it comes to the only state to have it - no one really gives a damn. Except for an increasingly-less-vocal and very small minority, no one else really cares.
And that's exactly as it should be.
So let's stop emailing stories about marriage equality on boston.com and start emailing the really important stories, like this one. Let's end this pointless, stupid and somewhat bitter debate on marriage equality - and focus on more important things. When it comes down to it, gay marriage shouldn't be any more important to American society than my cousin Amy and her husband Pete's wedding last August - which is to say, important to everyone who went, but not even on the register of anyone else.
Just to clarify - It's not that gay marriage is unimportant. It's that certain people have made it important, when it should be over and done with. I'd rather be spending my energy elsewhere, but we're all forced to defend our rights instead of expanding on them or other important issues going on in society.