Love and the pursuit of happiness were the impetus for Andrew Sullivan’s move from the UK to America. He wrote a beautiful essay for Newsweek on the benefits of gay marriage for straight America.
With our “inalienable human rights” being deeply intertwined with what it means to be part of this country, it should follow that Americans should have the right to choose who they love and thereby marry. Thus marriage equality seems inherently American, yet this isn’t reflected on the political landscape.
“Just like being gay is no longer necessarily about being an outsider. It is about being an American.”