Focus on the Federal!
Great news! My prediction that the marriage amendment would be put before Massachusetts voters in order to divert the issue away from the national elections turned out to be overly cynical, as it was defeated soundly. I dreaded wasting a year and a half on an amendment that wouldn't even annul existing marriages and wouldn't prevent same-sex conception, but now we can change the debate and turn our focus to the federal issue exclusively now. Knowing that we will still have same-sex marriages here in 2009 forces the candidates for President to explain their Civil Union positions a little bit more clearly. Here's hoping the issue of same-sex conception quickly finds its way to the top of the discussion.