I’m not a raving fundy or anything, but I find myself less excited about the same-sex marriage decision than some of my fellow bloggers. On the one hand, the issue is largely symbolic, and I can’t get too worked up about it. We do live in a pluralistic culture, and this decision was probably inevitable. On the other hand, I tend to agree with Michael Coren that in this decision, the genuine meaning of marriage is lost. It was only a couple of hundred years ago that the government took over the marriage business from churches. I would have preferred a decision to give the whole marriage thing back to churches and other faith-based groups and set up some sort of civil registry for all manner of partnerships. Nevertheless, as I said, the issue is largely symbolic, and may be a good opportunity to really come to grips with the fact that we don’t live in a Christian nation, and never really did.