“Vote no. Don’t limit the freedom to marry.” So read lawn signs posted in opposition to a 2012 ballot measure which would have codified the traditional definition of marriage in the Minnesota state constitution.
The freedom to marry. That’s really just a particular application of the freedom of association, isn’t it? So what happened between then and now? Why are gay marriage supporters, who rested their case (and won) on the freedom of association, now so publicly opposing that very freedom when wielded by others?
Today’s Fightin Words podcast: