More often than not, a reader pens a comment which deserves a post of its own. And so it is with the questions DRH posed in response to my piece opposing the judicial resolution of gay marriage:
1) Do you really think homosexuality will *ever* become a non-divisive issue?
2) How do you think the divisiveness surrounding abortion would have played out had the outcome of Roe been different?
These are great questions. I think the first is more easily answered than the second. That latter being one of the great “What Ifs” of contemporary American history.
Right now, to the first, I’ll say I don’t know, but the signs clearly point in the direction of it becoming a non-issue. It certainly is less of an issue than it once was, with the divisions clearly surrounding state recognition of gay marriage.
To the second, I think that in the absence of Roe, there would still be divisions over abortion, but they likely wouldn’t be a harshly drawn as they are today.