While I usually agree with Mr. Pinkerton's analyses, this graf strikes me as potentially overly optimistic:
"Well, here's a prediction: Such an amendment will never pass. Why? Because there are too many gays and lesbians living a conservative lifestyle, now aspiring to be even more conservative by getting legally hitched. And in the final analysis, the political establishment will not be hard-hearted enough to crush their legal and human rights."
I sure hope so - but hard-hearts seem to win out these days, don't they, Mr. Pinkerton?