Sometimes I tell my kids there are a couple ways to learn in this life. One is by observing other people and avoiding their mistakes. The other is by making the mistakes yourself.
I relate that the second method is time-honored and I've used it many times myself. It's called the hard way, and although effective, it's not preferred, and sometimes it's downright painful.
Well, it seems our legislators have elected the second approach concerning gay marriage. Despite warnings of dire consequences they, like a child touching the stove, have placed their hand on the burner for us all. I believe a blister is in the making. Time will surely tell. In the meantime I encourage those who disagree with the decision to use the ballot box to let their representatives know.