All Gay, All Day

The entire front page of the Boston Globe‘s online edition changed while I was composing my previous post. It went from being dominated by coverage of the Iraq prison scandal–stories which are now difficult to find on the site–to a gay marriage special edition:

In the grand scheme of things, this is probably the bigger story and, given that Massachussets is where it’s happening, that’s a reasonable enough editorial judgment. But it is nonetheless rather abrupt.

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  1. 42nd SSD says:

    It’s a fine thing that these folks are getting married, but they’d get a lot more useful mileage out of this if they’d treat it as “life as usual” rather than trying to make it out to be something special… for two reasons: what people don’t know won’t hurt them, and if it’s shown as just another everyday thing that’s how people will think of it.