A New York City judge says today New York has to let same-sex couples marry. Big news? Apparently not: It’s only the third story on the New York Times Web site, and it’s not even on CNN.com’s front page, nor the MSNBC.com front page. Washington Post? Nah. LA Times? Zip. NYPost should have something, right? Guess again. The NY Daily News has it as the top story, though. That’s one out of three of the city’s big papers. Newsday.com has it below the “fold” on the Web page (i.e., you have to scroll down).
What does it mean? Dunno. But I suspect it means that it’s no longer big news to anyone that same sex couples want to be afforded the same rights as everyone else. And perhaps that means that it’s not too far off that they will.
In the meantime, the judge’s ruling will almost certainly be appealed to the state’s high court; let’s see where it goes from there. I imagine New York City’s wedding planners are already salivating.