I'm straight. I'm straight and I'm male and I'm extremely lucky. I'm lucky because I'm in love with a wonderful woman and we're getting married in July. And no one is standing in our way.
But same-sex couples aren't so lucky. There are plenty of people who want to discriminate against them, and pretend that discrimination legal.
Here in San Francisco, we have a mayor that stood up and said what should be obvious: The state constitution says you can't discriminate based on sexual orientation, so preventing same-sex couples from being married is illegal. And on February 12, San Francisco started performing same-sex marriages in City Hall.
The future is unclear. There will be court cases and ballot boxes. But progress cannot be stopped. Separate but equal has never been either, and discrimination is just about as unamerican as you can get. I think that someday we'll look back at the trailblazers that walked down those City Hall steps with awe. I'll still be proud to say I was there.