Just so that clears up any misunderstanding among my readers.
And yes, I did waver toward the end, but took the image of my friends Leesa and Jane into the voting booth with me. These two ladies get what marriage is.
And why did I waver? Three reasons:
- I wanted to overturn the state Supreme Court decision
- I was frustrated at the disrespect many on the “No” campaign showed for supporters of traditional marriage
- I respect that traditional understanding; gender difference has long defined the institution
I would rather the legislature had decided this after asking the people to repeal Prop. 22. But, if we vote today to defeat 8, we will have effectively repealed 22. And the legislature has voted.