Wow! Symbolic or not, it is still a milestone of a sort. I still don’t understand how groups opposed to stable family units could oppose same-sex unions. After all, wouldn’t a strong tradition of legal recongition only support and encourage family development? After all, marriage is fundamentally about committment is a cornerstone of the family unit. And I fault those in support of same-sex unions for not pursuing this message in a louder way, as I think it has a much better chance of resonating and defusing some of the tensions associated with the debate.