With all of New England now allowing gays to marry, surely fearful conservatives worry that the cancer is spreading not just down the East Coast to New York, Delaware and Maryland, but it's popping up everywhere, in Iowa, Washington, even Minnesota. Soon in Oregon and California (regardless how the Supreme Court rules on California's Proposition 8).
Surely, we're approaching some tipping point when the rest of the country must allow all adult Americans to marry whom they love. America's been down the state-by-state reform road before, with slavery, women's suffrage, Jim Crow laws and interracial marriage. In the end, it becomes a nationwide policy.
So, too, with same-sex marriage: America cannot forever be a house divided. And when that day of jubilation comes, when gay wedding bells ring from the redwood forests to the Gulf Stream waters, what then?