This article, as the author admits, doesn't say anything new on the marriage equality issue, but is a nice summary of it from the pro-gay marriage point of view. I think he is right, that some time from now same sex marriage will be legal in all 50 states and people will wonder what all the fuss is about. I'll say it even stronger... the battle has been won. The younger generation is pro-gay marriage in numbers sufficient to make it legal across the country. SO.. why not admit it and let it happen sooner, so the same sex couples living now, who want to be a legally recognized family, can have that right?
It isn't unimportant, though those not directly affected may see it that way. It is a matter of psychological health for LGBT folk, to feel that they are equal and respected as anyone else. It is a legal matter... there are too many cases of wills leaving assets to a long-term partner being overturned, of partners not being able to see their partner in the hospital or not being able to make medical decisions for an incapacitated partner, and so on.
EQUALITY MATTERS. NOW.