What would Leo Tolstoy say about gay marriage?
In case you didn’t see the evening news, Hillary Clinton is now in favor of gay marriage. And I quote “now” because the particular affiliate (yes, I meant to say affiliate) that I watch made sure to report her history of dissent. In 2004, in a widely published interview, she made it explicitly clear that she did not support same-sex marriage. Four years later, she again spoke against it while campaigning for a presidential nomination. Of course, her husband did sign the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 (a Bill – yes, that was a pun – that proclaimed marriage as a union between a man and a woman) so what was the girl supposed to do??
All the same, while admittedly I am not a fan of Ms. Clinton, I applaud her courage at being able to disclose her change in opinion. And I wholeheartedly bash those that would throw her decade-old views back in her face.
Change, is what we do. Change, is what make us human. And only a true, sound mind is capable of change.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
BTW, I have done my fair share of 180’s – and thankfully, in doing so, I myself have become much more tolerant of so many things … this post was inspired in part by, well, the evening news and the Daily Prompt from March 14 (yes, I’m late – again) “Tell us about a time you did a 180 – changed your views on something, reversed a decision, or acted in a way you ordinarily don’t.”