With the recent cascade of states legalizing same-sex marriage, Edward Cannon thinks we're approaching a "tipping point when the … country must allow all adult Americans to marry whom they love" ("Gay marriage approval," Forum, May 15). Wishful thinking.
That speeding train of states will soon hit a procedural wall the constitutions of 31 states ban same-sex marriages. Of the other 19 states, 12 now allow gay marriage, and not all of the other seven are likely candidates (think West Virginia).
The gay movement is going to have to push to amend each state constitution. That's a slow process, even with 58 percent of Americans favoring gay marriage.