Maine is poised to become the latest state in the nation whose legislature will formally approve gay marriage
. Following Vermont and Connecticut's lead, it will, as early as next week, become the 5th state in the union to legalize the practice. Truly, we are reaching a tipping point on the issue, and it isn't trending in the direction that most Christian conservatives would like.
Consider a new poll
which shows that American support for gay marriage has gone up dramatically in just one month:
Forty-two percent of Americans now say same sex couples should be allowed to legally marry, a new CBS/New York Times poll finds. That's up nine points from last month, when 33 percent supported legalizing same sex marriage.
Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that since Iowa, Massachusetts, Vermont, California and Connecticut started allowing people of the same sex to wed, we have not seen society crumble at our feet. In fact, it seems that gay marriage may be very good for our societal fabric, and helps ail our tattered economy
, to boot.
Of course, if you are disgusted by the idea of gay marriage, then economic arguments aren't likely to sway you. But it seems that this issue may be become a thing of the past faster than many could have predicted.