18 years ago, we made a decision. We decided that we wanted to get rid of the shackles that had been binding our economy – we have made significant strides in the right direction there.
The question I have is if now is a similar watershed for our social shackles. The striking down of the anachronistic law recently gives me a great sense of being there. The government has finally decided to butt out of our bedrooms – a great beginning. They have come to the realization that what the British saw fit for us a century and a half ago and not fit for themselves for the last five decades may not be fit for us after all.
Don’t get me wrong. Do I want to sleep with another man? No. But what I celebrate today is that any other man who answers yes can do it with the same aplomb. What I really want to say today is Thank You.