In a roundtable discussion on ABC’s This Week, conservative pundit George Will said what we’ve all been thinking: That marriage equality is a historical inevitability in America, hindered only by the older generation.
Discussing the Supreme Court’s recent decision to take up two challenges to gay marriage, Will said the recent election results are telling:
“This decision by the Supreme Court came 31 days after an Election Day in which three states for the first time endorsed same-sex marriage at the ballot box —never happened before—Maine, Maryland, and the state of Washington.
Now, the question is, how will that influence the court? It could make them say it’s not necessary for us to go here. They don’t want to do what they did with abortion. The country was having a constructive accommodation on abortion, liberalizing abortion laws. The court yanked the subject out of democratic discourse and embittered the argument. They may say we don’t want to do that, we can just let the democracy take care of this.”
On the other hand, they could say it’s now safe to look at this because there is something like an emerging consensus. Quite literally, the opposition to gay marriage is dying. It’s old people.”
That’s it, we’re not helping old ladies cross the street anymore.