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George Takei: A defeat for DOMA — and the end of ‘ick’ (Washington Post)

Takei, one of the most delightful people on Facebook, offers his opinion today on the Supreme Court’s ruling. It’s essential reading. One graf really caught my eye.

To help justify the “ick,” many, like that judge in Loving, turn to the Bible, perhaps because science doesn’t lead to the conclusion that homosexuality is unnatural. As one popular saying goes, homosexuality is found in more than 400 species, but homophobia in only one. But references to the Bible or other religious texts are not a solid footing on which to base notions of traditional marriage. Concerns about the separation of church and state aside, traditional marriage has never been what its homophobic proponents believe. As author Ken O’Neill reminds us, the fact that you can’t sell your daughter for three goats and a cow means we’ve already redefined marriage.

Now read the rest.