With all of the bickering about Prop 8 and same-sex marriage equality taking over the airwaves, internet and valuable print space, perhaps it's time we take a moment and think about how amazing it is that we are actually discussing equality in the terms of love. A story in today's New York Times highlights just how far we've come in America, and how much ground still needs to be covered in other parts of the world. Yesterday in India:
“A teenage boy who wrote a love letter to a girl from a different caste was thrashed, paraded through the streets with his head shaved, then thrown under a train, the police in the eastern state of Bihar said Thursday. Manish Kumar, 15, was kidnapped by members of the rival caste on his way to school, the police said.”
We've come a long way. Now let's keep moving forward.