Gay couples can wed in “Buenos Aires, in Mexico City, in Ames, Iowa, and in Pretoria, South Africa, but not in San Francisco.” Though, despite reversals on allowing gay marriage in California, that might soon change too. While the consensus that emerges across various polls on the topic is that people are currently evenly divided on the issue, it seems that over time the trend will move toward acceptance in California, and eventually across America.
A Los Angeles Times poll found that 71 percent of Californians between 18 and 29 supported gay marriage rights. That figure dropped to 37 percent for those older than 65. A 2009 Columbia University study, “Gay Rights in the States: Public Opinion and Policy Responsiveness” [PDF], shows the shift even more clearly.
It is good to realize that time is on the side of equality and justice.