A reader writes:

I disagree with probably 90% of what you post nowadays. I think you have gone unhinged on Palin and I think you give Obama way too much slack. Also, I come from a conservative Christian background, and for most of life opposing gay marriage has just been kind of something I believe without really knowing why; it just was. 

While my views have been shifting over the past few years, your post crystallized things for me in a way no New York Times essay ever could. Basically, I read your entry, then looked at your pictures and their corresponding captions. It almost made me cry. Throw out what I have personally felt about gay marriage, gay sex, etc.  Who am I, or anyone, to deny you and your family such happiness?  Why should I wish for you to be deprived of the gift of marriage?

Like I said, I often dislike your confrontational and personalized view of American politics. But I thank you for today's post. Getting past all the judicial, societal, and other arguments for and against gay marriage, the most powerful argument for marriage equality is that special day you documented in words and pictures.  I wish you and your husband all the happiness in the world.

I'm grateful that there are some things that are beyond politics. Or should be, anyway. God bless.

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