WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - The debate over gay marriage is even hotter than the local asphalt thanks in part to the recent statements by the CEO of Chik-fil-A.
But when it comes to that issue, we'd better get ready for a long hot one.
All you gotta do is listen to the debate over gay marriage and you realize the people on the opposing sides are speaking two different languages. Those who favor same sex marriage always talk about fairness and equality, the language of civil rights. Those oppose use words like God, tradition, and Biblical, the language of religion and morality.
So while polls show Americans have come a long way on the issue., the Chick-fil-A incident reveals enormous pushback. Chick-fil-A Appreciation day is just the beginning. In North Carolina, a local Wendy's took sides, and in Colorado a baker named Jack Phillips said he's rather close down his shop than make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
Not to mention the fact that each time the issue comes to a referendum, gay marriage is voted down. Are these folks just homophobic bigots? Easy to say, much harder to listen to fellow Americans who believe two people of the same gender getting married is simply wrong.