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19 Feb 2004|Christoper Ireland

We’re headquartered in the Bay Area, so we have a front row seat to the recent debates over Gay marriage here. Personally, I support any form of commitment people want to have, and I’m amused to see various groups explaining why it’s good to love some people, but not others. But this is a business blog, so what’s my point?

This whole uprising underscores what my colleague, Lee Shupp, has told me repeatedly—“The government is the last adopter of a trend.” If the government is now acknowledging the possibility of Gay marriage, that says that most of the country has already considered it, debated it and decided—one way or another—on what they think. SF’s mayor is simply responding to his marketplace.

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