While reading the news story this morning about same-sex marriages at the old county courthouse and the protestors outside, I wondered if this change in our laws might cause people to start thinking differently about marriage.
If you happened to be a heterosexual couple who showed up Tuesday for a marriage license and a ceremony, and were surrounded by the media focusing their attention on gay couples, would that have somehow "taken away" from your special day?
And if it would have, I wonder if straight couples might now seek more religious ceremonies to make their own marriage more meaningful. Perhaps there are couples who thought they did not have time for a church wedding, but are now reconsidering because they are uncomfortable about having the same thing as gay couples.
I would hope Catholics would always consider a church wedding first. But so many people, while raised Catholic, fell away in their early adulthood. Now, I wonder if same-sex marriages might lead them to want something "more" with their own and eventually lead them to the altar . . . and not simply the county clerk's desk.