The unintended consequence of the Supreme Court’s action in the recognizing legitimacy of marriage for all who live in man and woman kind may be that it does far more than recognize the union of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders. It may in time release as well all who have thought themselves free but in actuality have occupied their own sexual ghetto: being bound by something called straight. The court has now decreed that, in law, sexual preference and practice may follow nature wherever it leads. It is as yet difficult to imagine a world in which all intimate relations are not governed by eons of laws, regulations, traditions, ordinances, superstitions, religious repression, psychological boundaries and a crazy-quilt of prohibitions intended and handed down to inhibit, control and shame generations yet unborn. It has, in short, made sex no longer forbidden fruit. In so doing, there is now a fighting chance that it will be left to the human order, where it has always belonged – no less treasured, but not such a big deal.
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