My oldest friend called me up over the weekend and said to me, “Hey, man. You know we can get married in New York now.”
“Yeah, I saw that,” I told him, “that deeply affects my life.” We were being ironic. Although we both support marriage equality, we’re also both heterosexual guys and New York’s decision to extend marriage rights to gay couples does not personally impact either of us. Still, I was extremely pleased to learn of New York’s decision because -- as an American – had New York affirmatively decided to deny secular marriage rights to homosexuals then that really would have had an effect on me.