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Las Vegas: Gay Marriage Capital of the World?

A new ABC/Washington Post poll shows what I’ve been predicting for years – that opposition to gay marriage will only continue to shrink and shrink. Indeed, the latest poll shows for the first time that a majority of Americans, 53 percent, supports legalized gay marriage. Only five years ago, just over a third of Americans supported it.

Brian Brown, president of an anti-gay marriage organization, and suffering a serious case of denial, responded to the poll results by maintaining that “the people of this country have not changed their opinion about marriage,” which is sort of, partially true.

People – especially, according to the poll, “college educated whites, political independents and people who do not consider themselves religious” – aren’t changing their minds about marriage, but about GAY marriage. Fewer and fewer people give a whip if the two gay guys across the street get “married” as long as it has no effect on their own marriage or any else’s marriage.

I say again: the Supreme Court, relying at least in part on the Loving v. Virginia precedent, will eventually find a “right” to gay marriage. It’s no longer a matter of “if,” but “when.” And with that in mind, Las Vegas would do well to establish itself NOW as the Gay Marriage Capital of the World. The tourism boost would be tremendous.

Or we could all just stick our heads in either (a) the desert sand, or (b) where we can see our own pancreas.