Sullivan also has an moving piece, "Why the M Word Matters to Me," in this week's issue of Time. He concludes,
I want above everything else to remember a young kid out there who may even be reading this now. I want to let him know that he doesn't have to choose between himself and his family anymore. I want him to know that his love has dignity, that he does indeed have a future as a full and equal part of the human race. Only marriage will do that. Only marriage can bring him home.Earlier this evening, the Massachussets Legislature voted down two different versions of a constitutional amendment that would prohibit marriage between same-sex couples. The second attempt at an amendment sought to provide a compromise, allowing gays to engage in civil unions, while preventing them from marrying. The legislature resumes their discussion tomorrow.