A massive Valentine’s Day rally at the Minnesota State Capitol, which included over a hundred clergy and religious leaders calling for the state to allow same-sex couples to marry, is no longer surprising. Times have changed. In 1997, when the Minnesota Legislature passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), to “defend” marriage against same-sex couples, only a handful of legislators voted against it, and even fewer were willing to speak against it.
The end of a high school career is a great cause for celebration, and students who achieve this rite of passage deserve to be honored for a job well done. Seniors eagerly look forward to the next phase of their lives as they prepare for college or full-time jobs.