I’ll be honest. 10 years ago, I thought this was a 20-year project. I’m very proud to be a New Yorker. Very happy for everyone who can now marry (and divorce), and be a part of the big “us”; waist-deep in the big muddy. To those who didn’t live to see this day, I’m sorry.
“It will reveal even more profoundly that this does not mean the end of civilization, but is, more prosaically, a modest reform to strengthen the family, integrate the marginalized and enlarge our moral universe.”
Sullivan is right. It is modest, and there are 44 more states to go. Next time, no 20-year projects, or 10.