Conscious Objections.

Straights need to sympathize and empathize with gay couples, says Kenji Yoshino. In an effort to spur change, the journo says people should adhere to the Temporary Domestic Partnership Strategy, which suggests straights seek civil unions, domestic partnerships and the other “marriage” schemes available in their states. “The Temporary Domestic Partnership Strategy asks straights to cross over, in a limited way, from sympathy (pity for the plight of others) to empathy (direct experience of that plight). It seems plausible that if a straight couple experienced a temporary domestic partnership even briefly, they would have a more visceral sense of why gays need the right to marry.” [NY Times]